How to Repair a Ceiling Fan

The first step to repairing your fan, is diagnosing the problem and understanding where the problem lies. Once you can figure that out, figuring out how to repair the fan is a whole lot easier. In this way, you can kind of compare repairing a fan to a car. The car might be making some noises or sounds here and there, but where is the sound coming from? Using process of elimination, once you discover where the problem is originating from, repairing it will be that much easier.
Ceiling Fans ‘N More has been offering ceiling fan troubleshooting resources and how-to guides for many years. These guides are step by step, so you can try each step in sequence until the issue is resolved. If you’re not sure what the problem is with your ceiling fan, you can start with our general help guides & troubleshooting guides. These will guide you through what to look at, what to check, and what to be aware of in order to move to the next step.
Using the general guides and frequently asked question pages (FAQs), you will be able to determine the problem with the fan. It’s a step in the right direction. If you really have no idea where to start, you can also use the contact us page to ask a question.


  • Casablanca Ceiling Fan Manuals

    If you are hunting for a ceiling fan manual for your Casablanca ceiling fan, we may be able to help. On this page, we’ve assembled whatever Casablanca ceiling fan manuals we have been able to find. If you’re looking for wiring help, be sure to check out our wiring page. If you need help repairing a blade, check out our fan blade replacement page.
    If you’re looking for troubleshooting instructions for a Casablanca ceiling fan, often the manual is a good place to start. You can also find parts guides, which have a listing of all of the parts that make up your Casablanca fan.
  • Blade Balancing

    Blade balancing a fan is a good idea, if the fan appears to be rotating irregularly. The fan could be making humming noises, or rotating around and moving around in it’s place. Sometimes after a fan has been mounted for many years, it starts to become unbalanced. It can happen by wear and usage. Dust, dirt lint and hairs will accumulate on top of the ceiling fan over time. If the fan is not dusted for a long period of time, a fan blade can become unbalanced.
  • Ceiling Fan Controls

    Here is a great page for DIY or general help regarding ceiling fan controls such as remote controls, pullchains, remote kits, capacitor-stepped wall controls, etc. Troubleshooting techniques for remote controls, pullchains & more.

  • Ceiling Fan Direction

    What is the purpose of a multi-directional ceiling fan? How does a ceiling fan help to cool in the summer and move warm air or circulate air in the winter? This page answers questions related to the direction, or rotation, of your ceiling fan.

  • Ceiling Fans FAQ

    Frequently asked questions related to the purpose of a ceiling fan, how do ceiling fans help lower the temperature, how can I use my fan in summer and winter, what size of fan do I need for a particular room – these questions and many more answered on our Ceiling Fan FAQ page.

  • Ceiling Fan Installation

    Installing a ceiling fan can be tedious and time consuming. Luckily, your friends at Ceiling Fans ‘N More are here to help you with step by step instructions on installing your fan. Eliminate a lot of the hassle and learn how to Do It Yourself (DIY) for installing your Designer Ceiling Fan.

  • Ceiling Fan Manuals

    This page has information on ceiling fan manuals, and product reviews of ceiling fan manuals. If you need a replacement manual for your ceiling fan, or you purchased one without a manual, this page can help out.

  • Ceiling Fan Pullchain Replacement & Repair

    Having troubles with your ceiling fan pullchain? This page will give you step by step instructions on how to take your ceiling fan apart, replace the pullchain, and make the fan operational again. Should this be too difficult the page also gives alternate options to fix your problem.

  • Ceiling Fan Recalls

    Over the years, there has been a number of different ceiling fan recalls. Just like manufacturers of vehicles, ceiling fan manufacturers sometimes need to recall models. Of course, this is much less common with fans as it is with vehicles. If there is a ceiling fan that requires recall, then it is considered to be a problem as it’s not a common thing that goes on.
    This page will tell you what ceiling fan models have been recalled over the years.
  • Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting Guide

    My ceiling fan is not working. My fan light is not working. My fan makes noises while running like clicking, knocking or humming. My fan moves very little air. Find troubleshooting guides to these problems and more. Learn how to

  • Ceiling Fan Wiring

    Are you having problems with your ceiling fan wiring? Do you need to wire your fan? This page has wire colors and how to wire your ceiling fan in your home, including repair and troubleshooting advice and knowledge.

  • Oiling Your Ceiling Fan

    Oiling a ceiling fan with today’s models is generally not required. Older ceiling fans may require oiling. If you need advice on how to oil your ceiling fan, this page has more information that can assist you in that regard.
    Hunter Original ceiling fans, and all models based on them require oiling. This is one example of a set of fans that require oiling.
  • Replacement flywheels

    How to identify a broken flywheel, and how to replace a broken flywheel. This page will help you to determine if your flywheel is broken, and then how to replace it with step-by-step flywheel replacement instructions.

  • Remote Control Ceiling Fan Installation Guide

    How do I install this remote control ceiling fan I just purchased? Do it yourself guide on installing your new fan and remote control. Wiring the receiver, attaching the fan to the ceiling, wiring DIP switches and more. Learn how.

  • Screwless Blade Arms

    Screwless blade arms are an aesthetic feature many fan manufacturers are offering. Basically, the screws and screw holes that attach the blades to the blade brackets… More information on screwless blade arms at Ceiling Fans ‘N More.

  • Troubleshooting Ceiling Fan Remote Controls

    This page can help with the following problems:
    a) Ceiling fan remote control is not sending signal to the ceiling fan
    b) Ceiling fan remote control is not working
    c) When I press a button my ceiling fan remote control, the fan does not turn on, the light does not turn on, or the fan does not reverse direction when I tell it to
    d) Dip switch problems
    e) The page gets into a little bit on receiver modules. Some ceiling fans are installed without the use of a remote, and a contractor or installer later adds on an “add-on” kit.

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