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    Default Repair ceiling fan

    Concord ceiling fan - suddenly would not turn on. No sound. Sprayed WD40 into center above fan, went around but haltingly and sounds like it has rocks in it. Suggestions, please. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Repair ceiling fan

    First thing I'd do is disconnect the electrical connections.

    Second thing I'd do is replace the fan.

    If it sounds like its full of rocks, then the bearings are probably shot. Ceiling fans are not worth repairing, just replace it and be done with it.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Repair ceiling fan

    Thanks for advice. Just have this overwhelming urge to try to fix things instead of replace. ==:-)
    Have repaired our bread machine a number of times. Likely you are correct but doesn't hurt to check! Aside: - bunnies are great HOUSE pets but for Easter CHOCOLATE is best.

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    Default Re: Repair ceiling fan

    [QUOTE=Colorado;261416]Thanks for advice. Just have this overwhelming urge to try to fix things instead of replace. ==:-)
    Have repaired our bread machine a number of times. Likely you are correct but doesn't hurt to check! Aside: - bunnies are great HOUSE pets but for Easter CHOCOLATE is best.

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    Default Re: Repair ceiling fan

    Because I had nothing better to do, on a few occasions I have tried to open up a ceiling fan to clean and lubricate the bearings. They don't come apart easily, in fact you're more than likely going to break something before it comes apart. Also by design, once apart, you won't likely get it back together because there are spring loaded parts inside that you won't be able to compress for assembly.

    Good luck, let us know how it goes.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Repair ceiling fan

    When the motor goes, it's time to get a new fan. Sure you can find a replacement motor for your particular fan, but with price of new fans being so low in general, it's simpler to get a new one.

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