Troubleshooting Guide For Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are the common electrical appliances used during summers for a cool breeze. However, these appliances can showcase a wide array of problems if it is installed incorrectly. It is important to know how to troubleshoot ceiling fans for smooth functioning of these appliances.

Ceiling fans are often operated with the use of a fan regulator. Different types of regulators are used to operate ceiling fans. Today most people prefer to use electronic switches as it helps to save energy to a large extent. It is also considered to be efficient compared to the ordinary rotary switches. Let us examine some problems with ceiling fans.

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Wobbling: In some cases the fan may wobble up and down or back and forth. It is important to ensure that the holders and the blades are secured properly. The blades should also be positioned at an equal level to the ceiling to avoid wobbling. The blades can also be switched around to redistribute the weight accordingly.

Not Functioning: Another problem that can occur in a ceiling fan is that it might refuse to work. In some cases, the circuit breaker might turn the power off if there is a power upsurge. Check for any damaged wires and replace it immediately to prevent shock. Before checking ceiling fans for problems, it is important to switch off the power to avoid electrocution.

Noise: One of the most common problems among ceiling fans is unbearable noise. This might be caused due to over tightening or loosening of screws. If the blades are wobbling, this can cause noise and it might damage the fan over a period of time. Loose connectors can also cause noise while the fan is functioning. There can be some noise during the initial period of installation.

In some cases, the ceiling fans may not be installed correctly which can cause odour or smell. It is important to check the capacitors and other connections in the fan if this happens.

It is wise to seek professional assistance while installing ceiling fans and fan regulators to avoid problems in future.