How to Fix a Broken Hand Fan

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Last Updated on September 16, 2022

A broken hand fan can be frustrating to deal with, but there are some easy ways to fix it. These tips can restore power and quiet operation without having to buy a new model. First, determine whether you need to replace the blades or just clean them. This repair requires a Phillips head screwdriver with a number one blade, an 8mm wrench, and medium or low viscosity lubricant.

Blade guard

If the blade guard on your hand fan is broken, it is likely due to its motor. These devices are extremely powerful, especially the ones that have to spin for long periods of time. However, they are not as dangerous as you might think, since they have guards that can protect you from direct contact with the spinning fan. Fortunately, there are a few ways to fix a broken hand fan and keep it in good shape.

The blade guard is a protective case that holds the spinning fan blades. These are generally made of plastic or metal and secure with screws or clips. The guards may be removed or replaced by unscrewing the screws. The blades can then be replaced by unscrewing the blade guard. Once removed, you can easily install a new one on the broken fan. You should carefully inspect the blade guard to make sure that it is not damaged

Proper ventilation

Whether you’re in a kitchen or bathroom, you should ensure proper ventilation when fixing a broken hand fan. The fan might not drive enough air through the duct to dry, or the outside damper may have stuck. You’ll want to remove the fan and check its vent hood for obstructions. If the fan has a hood, it’s best to find one on the roof or an exterior wall.

Cleaning the vent

A dirty hand fan can cause the blades to spin slowly or even stop altogether. It is easy to clean the vent by soaking it in water and soap and air-drying it. However, this is not always necessary. If you find the fan blades spinning slowly, the motor may be on its last legs and needs to be replaced. The motor will run at low power when it is in this state. To avoid this, clean the vent thoroughly using a wet cloth.

Replacing the cord

If the cord on your hand fan has broken, you can repair the fan yourself. A small screwdriver is enough to remove the broken part and remove the receptacle cover. If the fan is old, you may have packing material jamming the fan blades. Otherwise, replace the capacitor with a new one. A professional handyman can also clean and maintain the fan for you.

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