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How to Repair a Ceiling Fan
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Repair a Ceiling Fan: How to Identify and Repair Ceiling Fan Electrical Parts, Replacing Ceiling Fan Parts.
How to Identify and Repair Ceiling Fan Components
- What is that box for? I replaced the single light socket.
- Now the fan will move but very slow.
- I can spin it with my hand but it will just go to slowing down.
- Why did the fan do that after replacing the light socket?
This electrical question came from: William, from McComb, Mississippi.
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Thanks for your electrical question William.
Repairing a Ceiling Fan
Application: Installing a Ceiling Fan Light Socket
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the ceiling fan light fixture assembly.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Identifying Ceiling Fan Electrical Parts
Ceiling Fans have a few vital electrical components which are necessary for the normal operation of the fan motor and light fixture, typically as follows:
- The Fan Motor
- 3-speed pull chain switch.
- Rotation or Directional Switch.
- The Fan Motor.
- Motor Capacitor.
- The Light
- Pull Chain switch.
- The Light Sockets.
- Light switch controls will vary depending on the specific type and style fixture.
- Remote Control – Optional
- Receiver Module
- Transmitter – typically Hand Held or Wall Mounted
Replacing Ceiling Fan Parts
- The internal ceiling fan wiring may share connections with other electrical components.
- When replacing any component it is necessary to mark or identify all of the wiring connections and make sure the replacement component is the same as the faulty component.
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