How to repair water damaged ceiling fan
My ceiling fan was exposed to rain or water and now it's not working. What should I do?
This happens if you didn't purchase a UL wet listed fan. This is actually a common problem that occurs often - so don't dismay!
There are a few things you can check on the fan. Below we describe what to check and how to find the source of the problem.
- Did you have a burning smell come out of the fan motor or any other component? If so, shut the fan down right away.
Where is the smell coming from? This would be a clear indication of where the problem is happening inside the fan.
- When you turn on the switch to start the fan do you hear the motor coming on? If the motor does not come on (no hum or any
indication) then there is no power coming to the fan motor, or the motor needs to be replaced.
- Are any of the wires burnt or any wires are frayed, causing the fan to lose power?
- Did you let the fan dry out after the insides got wet? Typically it's best to leave the fan in a warm, dry place for at least
Another thing you can do is check with your local hardware store on how they can repair your ceiling fan. Or, the local electronics
store. Some smaller electronics stores that specialize in repairing home appliances may be able to help.
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