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How To Fix An AC Unit Fan

Wolff Mechanical is available to help with all of your Scottsdale air conditioning repair services. If the fan breaks on the air conditioning unit of the home then the air conditioning unit as a whole will stop working. The fan is what helps pull out hot air and push in cool air. If the fan on your air conditioner stops working please contact us for help. We also love to share tips for the do-it-yourself handyman. Today we would like to share how to change the air conditioning fan on a basic ac unit.

How To Fix An Air Conditioning Fan

Step 1 – Getting The Correct Replacement Fan

You will need to use the model and serial number along with the manufacturer to obtain the correct fan. You usually will have to go through an authorized dealer, but sometimes they can be crossed over to a generic type that fits these units. Make sure it is the correct one for usually you cannot return electrical items to the stores.

Step 2 – Removing The Old Fan

Turn off the main breaker that is for the air conditioner unit. If your unit is on the roof, you will need to find a safe place to climb up to it. If it is on the ground just locate the grate over the fan. Remove all the screws holding the grate or panel over the fan. Put the screws in a baggie or someplace you won’t drop or misplace them. Locate the house fan. Sometimes the fan is attached to the grate so it is easier to remove. If that is the case, simply disconnect the wires and remove the fan from the grate housing. If it is not attached, you need to locate the housing screws in the back of the fan holding it in place and remove them. Then disconnect the wires that are attached to the fan. Set the old fan aside.

Step 3 – Installing The New Fan

Take the new fan and hold it up next to the old one making sure it has the same connections and attachments. If all is well, then first attach the new wiring to the fan. Using the old screws you removed, reinstall the fan and tighten all the screws holding the fan in place. Replace the grating over the fan. Make sure you tighten all the screws down tight. Now you are ready to test the fan.

Step 4 – Testing The Unit

Turn the breaker for the air conditioner back on. Make sure you close the door on the breaker panel. Turn the air conditioner down to a level where it should turn on. Watch the unit to make sure the fan is running. There should not be any tinging noises; if there are you have the fan wrong or the grate is bent and the fan is hitting it. Check this should this happen. Otherwise you have done a good job; enjoy your cool air.

To read the full article click here: How to Fix a Broken Air Conditioner Fan

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