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

Electrical Question: Inside the light fixture there is a small square black box that has a white wire on one end and the other is a smaller wire (I am color blind so I don’t knew the other color wire).

This electrical question came from: William, from McComb, Mississippi.

Additional Comments: I have never used this web sight before but by what I am seeing this is a sight that I will use again and tell others of it. Thank you for your time and help.

Thanks for your electrical question William.

Repairing a Ceiling Fan

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Electrical Answer:

Preparations
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:

Replacing Ceiling Fan Parts

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  1. Ramji says:

    My ceiling fan runs without the blades on, but when the blades are installed the fan does not run.

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