Widespread ceiling fan issues and their options
New Delhi : Ceiling fans are a convenient and inexpensive way to keep your surroundings cool. They can help maintain an ideal temperature in households in a country like India, where temperatures range from extremely hot to extremely cold.
However, on a scorching summer day, nothing can be more irritating than walking into your home and finding that your ceiling fan has stopped working unexpectedly. This is when an understanding of how to repair ceiling fans can be helpful.
You can call our toll free customer service number 1800 103 3039 directly if you are having problems with your Luminous ceiling fan. We will help you. While you can always hire a professional to do the job, some of the most common problems can be fixed by you pretty easily.
We’ve mentioned a few recurring problems you might face and simple solutions to how to fix them.
1. Loud ceiling fan
It is common for a small noise to come from a ceiling fan. However, a problem may arise if the sound is heard. Too much noise can be an additional indication of loose connections in the fan, in the device or in the box. When the fan spins, the loose parts of the fan rattle together, making noise. Below we have given some explanations for these problems and their solutions:
• • One of the causes of a noisy ceiling fan can be that the lower cover of the fan may touch the upper cover of the motor. To solve this problem, you can raise the lower top slightly to leave a small gap between the top and the engine.
• • Another cause could be loose screws / connecting / connecting wires of the capacitor touching each other. To solve this, you just need to tighten all the screws and connections with a screwdriver. You can also use a wire clip or rubber band to tighten the connecting wires.
• • Another major cause could be the problem of ball bearing erosion / RTS (Rotor Touching Sound) / shaft cutting which creates a mechanical screeching noise that can be either intermittent or regular. In these cases, the ceiling fan must either be repaired or replaced depending on its condition. You can also contact your local electrician.
• • If the fan makes noise at high speed rather than low speed, the ligature may be loose. You need to tighten the blade screws with a screwdriver.
Shaky ceiling fans look like they’re about to fall from your ceiling at any moment. Jiggling is a common problem with ceiling fans and there are two main causes: The ceiling fan is either improperly installed or has one or more damaged blades.
• • One of the most common causes of wobbly ceiling fans is a loose shackle. To solve this problem, it is necessary to tighten the screws with a screwdriver.
• • If your ceiling fan is too close to a wall, air reflecting off that wall will cause the fan to vibrate from side to side. Hence, you should always try to install your ceiling fan in the center of the room. If this is not possible, make sure that the tip of the fan blade is at least 2 to 3 feet from the wall.
• • Physical deformation that the blades may have caused during cleaning can also be a cause of the noise. In this case, a blade change or a complete fan change is required.
3. Low air supply
Ceiling fans can get stuck at one speed setting or have low air flow. Here are a few reasons for this:
• • This may be the case with a high ceiling where the floor is more than 8 Ft from the fan. In that case, you can try installing at an ideal 8ft height by adjusting the length of the pole down.
• • Recently, more and more homes are opting for false ceilings for the multitude of professionals associated with them. However, if there is too little space between the fan and the ceiling, this can result in poor air supply. If you choose to use a false ceiling, always remember to leave a space of at least 1 foot between the ceiling and the fan.
• • Smaller fans are mainly suitable for smaller rooms, while larger blade fans are suitable for larger rooms. If you think your ceiling fan is not efficient, you may have installed the wrong sweep size fan. Take a look at the following table to better understand them:
|Sweep size (mm)||Suitable room size|
|600 mm (24 “)||For tiny spaces such as small shops or toilets|
|900 mm (36 “)||7 * 10 feet (2.13 * 3 meters. Approx.)|
|1050 mm (42 “)||10 * 10 feet (3 * 3 meters. Approx.)|
|1200 mm (48 “)||12 * 13 feet (3.65 * 3.96 meters. Approx.)|
|1400 mm (56 “)||14 * 16 feet (4.26 * 4.87 meters. Approx.)|
• If the room or hall is large, there is a chance that installing a single fan will result in poor ventilation. So use several ceiling fans and position them equally far in the room.
Check out the table below:
|Sweep size (mm)||Approximate distance from the center|
|900 mm (36 “)||1.82 meters|
|1050 mm (42 “)||2.13 meters|
|1200 mm (48 “)||8 feet (2.43 meters)|
|1400 mm (56 “)||3 meter|
You need to be aware of the problems with standard ceiling fans that can arise when you own a ceiling fan. If you need repairs for your Luminous ceiling fan, contact us today!