How To Repair A Ceiling Fan

Some common problems with a traditional ceiling fans are weird noises such as Squeech or Kit Kit, some burning smell, not turning on and blown up capacitor, etc. In tropical countries like India, ceiling fan are quite an essential part of everyone’s life. It can be a tough job without a proper functioning sealing fan for an entire day. Out of all the hundreds of problems that might rise up there are few problems that can be easily fixed without the need to call a professional electrician for the job. Another reason is that, it is quite hard to find electricians for simple fixes.

Continue reading in order to find the issues that might come up in your ceiling fans and the correct process to repair it:


Squeech Noise

The noise is typically considered as an enormous issue but won’t always be the case. At times maybe all your fan needs is a few lubrication or gluing. In case of a shrill squeeching noise you’ll be able to repair the fan by following the below steps:

1) Make sure you disconnect the wires properly according to professional standards.

2) Remove all the fan housing screws.

3) Open the fan, you might have to use your screw driver or tester to open it up:

4) Once you open the fan clean the spring and also the bearing with a sponge cloth.

5) Now apply grease to the bearing in such a way that the balls in inside the bearing are lubricated very well. Repeat the process on both the sides.

6) Now put back the detached parts together.

Tik Tik Noise:

This noise is typically heard because of wear and tear of the rivets when the fans are used over a long period of time. The rivets become loose over a long period of time because of which the blades start to vibrate which causes the noise. Though there’s no solution to this noise there’s a way to actually minimize it, you need to apply glue underneath the rivets on the blades in such a way that the blades do not vibrate.


Ideally this could be a call to change your fan, but there’s a way you’ll be able to repair this issue.

This indicates that the windings are possibly burnt up and requires to be changed; you’ll be able to open the fans as directed above. You will need to get re winding done from a local hardware shop because if the winding isn’t done properly it’ll lead to unnecessary energy losses. Simply put back the dismantled parts together and also the smell should have gone.


Fan not turning on and a foul burning smell is actually an indication that your winding has blown up. In which you’ll need to get your stator rewinded.

The other issue can actually be there’s a loose connection in the wiring, all you really need to do is test if there’s current in the line and remove and fix the lines in the OC connector.

If the above solutions don’t work out for you this might indicate a blow up capacitor, the fix is easy. The capacitor is hinged to the shaft with two screws, just get a similarly rated capacitor and replace the already existing capacitor with a brand new capacitor.

Though repairing your fan might save you some rupees, the real savings comes from smart decisions such as changing your fans with ceiling fans that are energy efficient. For more information visit our website, search for Jagdamba Service on the internet and we’ll pop up.

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