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How To Repair Exhaust Fans

Has your bathroom exhaust fan stopped working? If you want to learn how to repair exhaust fans, we can help. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure the best results!

Prepare for Repairs

Before you begin the repair, order the replacement motor, because that is the part you need to switch. Make sure to use a steady ladder while you work. Check that you have all of the tools that you’ll need, then get ready to start the repairs.

Step 1: Turn Off the Power

For electrical jobs, this is always your first step. Go to the breaker box and shut off the circuit for the fan.

Step 2: Remove the Cover Grill

If you want to know how to repair exhaust fans, then you’ll need to start by actually being able to reach the fan. Removing the cover grill opens the exhaust fan. This is the perfect time to clean the whole cover. Cleaning removes the build-up of debris, including dust and bugs, which might impede the function of the exhaust fan motor. To clean the grill:

  • Use soapy water
  • Wash it with a clean rag 
  • Let it dry on a clean towel.

Experts recommend you clean it every six months so the build-up doesn’t create excess moisture that leads to mold.

Step 3: Disconnect the Fan From Its Power Source

Disconnect the fan to access the motor. Don’t try to find a way to work around the fan because it’s not possible. Just set the fan aside for now.

Step 4: Remove the Screws from the Motor House

Removing the screws from this plate provides access to the blower and motor. Carefully remove the blower. This makes it possible to work on the fan motor.

Step 5: Remove the Old Fan Motor

Remove the old fan motor and set it aside carefully so you don’t damage anything else with it. Carefully install the new motor. Now, you need to replace and reconnect everything in the right order. Consult any directions that came with the motor or reach out to a professional for guidance.

Step 6: Turn the Power Back On

Turn the power back on to make sure the fan works. 

If you think this job is going to be too difficult for you because of the wiring or you just don’t have the time in your busy schedule to handle it, professionals like us are happy to help you get it done.

Contact the Most Trusted Plumbers in Seattle and the Surrounding Areas

When you need your exhaust fan fixed, contact the area’s most dependable professionals: Eco Electric & Plumbing! Seattle area residents rely on this professional plumbing and electrical team for troubleshooting their trickiest jobs with expertise. You can count on friendly service and fair, transparent pricing. 

There’s no need for you to learn how to repair exhaust fans! Contact Eco Electric & Plumbing at 206-970-1031 to book an appointment soon. We’re ready to provide you with the service you need.

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