When the summertime comes around, or it’s just an unusually hot day, people often break out the air conditioning unit to stay cool. These fans are a great way for people to get cold air sent to them, but when they break it can be problematic. We’re taking a look at how you can repair your air conditioning unit should it go wrong.
So, what should I do if my fan malfunctions?
If your air conditioning fan fails, then it is probably the fault of loose blades or blades which have become dirty. Thankfully, this is something that you can correct by yourself if you need to. First of all, you need to remove the cabinet and locate the actual fan. This is often the part inside the protective casing and is the blades that spin around and also the machinery that goes with it. You should then clean away any dirt and grime which has built up on the blades and inside the motor, although great care should be taken if you’re exposing the innards of your device to any wet object.
From there, you’re going to want to check if the device has any loose fan blades. The blades, if they are loose, can cause problems with the functionality of your fan and result in it not working at all. The blades should be fastened to the shaft of the device with the setscrews, and you can tighten these to ensure that the all the parts of your fan are properly connected.
If your fan has oil ports, then it is advised that you apply a suitable amount of oil to each port before you use the fan. This will help to make sure the device spins correctly and will contribute to a longer lifespan for the apparatus. If your device runs at a level of anywhere between 3 and 30 ohms, then it is functioning at a suitable level. If it is running at any higher or lower than that, you’re going to need to replace the motor, because the motor is damaged beyond repair.
To replace the fan, you’re going to need to remove the actual fan component by removing any bolts which are holding it in place, and then disconnect it from the power wiring which it is attached to. From there, you’ll need to put a new fan in, and then reconnect wires and screw bolts until it looks the same way that you left it.
Overall, these are just a few of the common problems which can develop with your fan, and how you can fix them without the need of professional assistance. Being able to repair your own devices will save you both time and money, and will ensure that you learn a good set of skills concerning appliance repair, so it is well worth knowing how to fix some of the essential instruments that you come across in the home.