2 Common Repairs for an Oscillating Fan

An oscillating fan may require repair in various ways. When broken, a fan can be noisy or dysfunctional. Here are repair tips for two common fan issues.

1. Fan Head No Longer Rotates

The set of gears that controls fan head rotation, known as the gear assembly, may need repair if your fan is no longer rotating properly. Unplug the fan, remove the fan grille and find the motor casing. Remove the clutch knob from this. Moving the screws from the casing to reveal the gear assembly. You will either have to tighten the gears or replace any worn or damaged gears.

2. Wobbly Blades

Wobbly blades can be a noisy and annoying issue. Unplug the fan and remove the fan grill. Carefully examine each blade to find signs of damage or debris that would render them unbalanced. You can either replace the blades in question or tape tiny washers to them to help balance them out.