As much as we all would like for our ceiling fans to never wear out, we all know that is not reality. Ceiling fans do and will wear out eventually. And while it would be nice to just replace the entire fan, it is often more cost effective to replace the broke part.
The first step in replacing a part is to contact the manufacturer. If the fan is still under warranty, you may be able to have the fan fixed, usually free of charge. Generally, most parts are brand specific, so it is wise to get them through the manufacturer. Since generic parts will not work for these, you can generally order the parts straight from the manufacturer’s customer service department.
Ceiling fans consist of many different parts. The general parts are switches, motors, p. c. boards, ceiling fan remote controls, flywheels, capacitors, just to name a few. Some even have fitters that you can mount lights from. Although each unit is different, most have the same basic parts.
Probably one the easiest parts of the fan to replace are the blades. Since most retailers sell blades separately, replacement sets are easy to purchase. With age, capacitors are very likely to wear out. When replacing capacitors, make sure to replace with the same rated model you have. Sometimes, your fan simply needs a bolt or screw. These can generally be found at hardware stores. However, some ceiling fan retailers sell packets of common screws and other fasteners.
Unfortunately, there are some parts that can not be replaced. One specifically is the motor. However, it is rare that the problem is the motor itself, but rather a part related directly to the motor, such as the capacitor or the bearings.
So when you are replacing ceiling fan parts, try and keep a few things in mind. First, be sure to check with the manufacturer of your specific fan, to see if the fan is still under warranty. If however, the fan is no longer under warranty, there are parts available, at reasonable rates. You can shop your local Home Center and even the internet. Just be sure to find out whether your fan will accept generic parts or if they need brand specific parts. Always be sure to shop around, to make sure you are getting the best deal.
As with all other electrical appliances you should be careful when you install new parts, and if you are not sure that you know what you are doing contact a professional to do the work for you. There is also a chance that the part will be too expensive and that the installation may take time, or even has to be sent back to the factory, in these kind of cases you would do good to consider purchasing a new ceiling fan.
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