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Fix Ceiling Fan Stopped Working Then Started Again -The Ultimate Solution

It is always nice to find a solution for an issue, it makes us feel good. In life, there are many complex issues that we face, and try to find solutions for them. But sometimes we fail to solve them or in fact find some wrong methods for solving them. The problem may be about your ceiling fan which isn’t working and you have tried everything but still no luck.

From not turning on at all to making strange noises, it’s no wonder why people get so frustrated with their ceiling fans when they break down! I also got frustrated because a ceiling fan is such a thing that everyone needs in the home and one cannot live without them.

Here is what you can do when a simple pull chain on your ceiling fan just won’t work. However, don’t fret!

Ceiling Fan Stopped Working Then Started Again

How I Helped My Cousin Fix Her Out Of Control Ceiling Fan

I’m a really handy person and have helped many of my friends and family fix their problems. Recently, I was called by my cousin who asked if I could help her with a problem that she had.

She informed me that her ceiling fan stopped working. I went over to her place, looked at it, and noticed that one of the parts in there had gotten loose so I got on it right away and tightened it up for her.

She was very grateful for my help (it’s all about helping other people isn’t it?). I thought I’d write about what I did, after all, she is really busy running errands for our elders!

This is going to be the ultimate guide on how you can fix your out-of-control ceiling fan! Good luck with fixing yours:

How To Disable The Remote Controls

A remote control can stop your ceiling fan from working. To turn it off, point it directly at a wall and hold down any buttons you find on your remote until you hear two consecutive clicks, which indicates that you have reset it.

When you are done, press and hold one button at a time on your remote until everything turns back on and runs normally. After that, repeat these steps for any additional remote controls in your home.

Finally, if there is still no luck with getting your fan to work again; move on to step 2 below.

Replacing The Rotary Switch

If your ceiling fan stopped working, then started again, it is most likely that there is an electrical problem. If a small amount of pressure on one of your blades can cause movement in your fan, your issue may be with a faulty switch.

Ceiling fans are typically controlled by rotary switches. The switch consists of 2 wires that control whether power flows to your light kit or to your fan motor and blades.

Rebuilding The Remote Controls

Ceiling fans can be a great addition to any room in your home, but they can also be rather noisy. They usually start making odd noises as they get older, and eventually, some repairs may have to be made.

Fortunately, if you do some routine maintenance now, you will greatly reduce your chances of needing major repairs later. Here are some tips that will help keep your ceiling fan working well for years to come.

Cleaning And Lubrication

Many times, your ceiling fan will stop working but start again with simple cleaning and lubrication. When dirt and dust build-up on a fan’s motor bearings or gears.

It can cause it to become unbalanced which can put stress on your blades and slow them down until they’re almost unable to spin at all.

Cleaning your fan’s motor and gears will eliminate that stress so you can enjoy a light breeze once again.

Tips On How To Prevent Future Repairs

The first thing to do is consider what caused your ceiling fan to stop working in the first place.

  • When was it last cleaned?
  • Has it been working for long periods of time without actual cleaning or oiling?
  • Has anything around it changed like new furniture or a different décor?
  • Did you change anything inside of your home that may have affected it?

Ceiling fans are durable, but when dust and debris build up on them, they can affect performance. To prevent future repairs, try adding regular cleanings to your monthly schedule. 


How to fix the ceiling fan not working after changing the capacitor?

If a ceiling fan stopped working after replacing its capacitor, it may be due to a dirty switch. If you’ve already tested and changed out its capacitor as well as run a power test on your wall outlet, try cleaning your fan’s switch.

Open up your fan to get access to its circuit board and clean any dust or debris off of it with an old toothbrush. After you’ve finished cleaning your circuit board, reassemble and test your fan—it should now work just fine!

How to fix the ceiling fan not working at all speeds?

If a ceiling fan operates on less than all of its speeds, you probably have a bad switch. Fortunately, switches for ceiling fans are relatively cheap and can be replaced in minutes.

The first thing you should do is turn off your ceiling fan at its switch and check to see if it is working. If it isn’t, remove the light kit from your ceiling fan.

This will give you access to the electrical box where most of your wiring will be located.

Before opening up your electrical box make sure that you have turned off power to your entire circuit by flipping all of your circuit breakers off inside of your electrical panel.

Be careful not to touch any wires before checking that power is off or you could cause an electric shock that could kill you.

Why did my fan just randomly stop working?

If your ceiling fan stopped working and then started again, there are many things that might have happened to make that happen.

Sometimes it could just be a simple matter of needing a new set of light bulbs, or perhaps something more serious like a short circuit or wire damage.

Why would a ceiling fan turn on by itself?

A ceiling fan can turn on by itself for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, a ceiling fan turns on by itself due to a problem with its light fixture.

It may be that one or more bulbs are burnt out. It may also be that there is some type of internal damage to your light fixture that prevents it from shutting off after you turn it on.

Another reason for a ceiling fan turning on by itself is when something becomes lodged inside of it.

Why does my ceiling fan click intermittently?

Sometimes, a ceiling fan clicks when it’s on because of broken bearings. Fans with bad bearings can either squeak or click when they spin.

If your ceiling fan makes a clicking sound as if it’s about to stop spinning altogether, but then continues working for a few minutes, you probably have bad bearings in your fan that need to be replaced.

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Since ceiling fans are typically installed high in rooms or in ceilings, it’s common for homeowners to not notice when a fan stops working.

When an individual walks by one of these units, they often think that it is functioning since they can see blades spinning.

However, sometimes even if you cannot see your fan moving at all, it can still be pulling air through your home and creating a breeze.

The only way to know whether your ceiling fan has actually stopped working or not is to turn off every light switch in your home. Then walk by each of your ceiling fans one at a time.

If you don’t feel any air movement after walking past the unit, then it’s probably time to contact an expert!

Talha Hanjra

Hi! I'm Talha Hanjra. I have a natural affinity for cutting-edge technological devices, and I enjoy finding solutions to their difficulties. I'll tell you how to fix various outdated gadgets and where to buy the best products. My research and experience will be of tremendous use to you.

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