How to Repair Ceiling Fan

Here's what you need to know how to repair your ceiling fan yourself.

A wobbling fan is one of the more common ceiling fan problems. A little wobbling is to be expected, but if your fan wobbles a lot it could be in danger of falling from the ceiling. The first thing you should do is make sure that the fan is securely attached to the ceiling. If that's not the problem you may need to balance your ceiling fan. You can do this by purchasing a ceiling fan balancing kit from the store.

Your fan may also wobble if it's been hooked up to a regular electrical box rather than one designed for fans (which can support more weight). This is something you should have fixed by an electrician, unless you know what you're doing.

If your fan isn't turning on at all, you may need to do a little electrical work. Before doing anything else, make sure you've cut power to the area you'll be working on. To be safe, cut power to the whole house. Then, using a voltage tester, check the screw terminals on the side of the switch to make sure they're not holding a charge.

Now you'll try to determine whether the switch is bad. To do this, unscrew the wires from their terminals and twist them together. Screw a wire nut onto the two twisted wires and turn the circuit back on. If the fan works you'll know the switch is bad and needs to be replaced. If the fan doesn't work you most likely have a more serious wiring problem and you should call an electrician.

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