A wall fan might need to be replaced or repaired if they do not perform their primary function such as cannot swivel anymore or start providing a loud and unpleasant noise each time you switch them on. The first step in replacing or repairing your wall fan is to remove it. The removal of your wall fan depends on the type of cover or the fan grill used to shield the motor of the fan and also the way it is mounted in your wall. Most wall fans can be disassembled easily with the removal of few bolts or screws. Below are some of the steps that can be used for removing a wall fan.
What you need:
- Step Ladder
- First thing that you have to do is to make sure that the main power supply has been shut off for safety precautions so that no one will accidentally turn on the fan by mistake while you are at work or you can also test using a circuit tester on the related fixture that you are working on. One thing that you also must not forget is to wear safety glasses for preventing any debris or dust from entering your eyes.
- The next step that you have to do is to remove the bolts and nuts for attaching the wall fan onto its wall bracket and then, you can unscrew the wall bracket and followed by the fan\’s mounting plate so that you can remove both of it from the wall.
- If the wall fan uses a locking clip for extra safety precautions, you must unclip the lock first, plus unscrewing the guard bottom nuts and the relevant screws.
- As for the wall fan itself, you can disassemble it one by one starting from its blade cap cover, fan blades, motor shaft and other remaining parts before you start to send it to a recycle compound.