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Old 04-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Is it safe to open up a ceiling fan?

Just asking, sorry for posting on a computer forum.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:10 PM   #2
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NO, if its plugged in. no, if its unplugged.
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are you a ceiling fan engineer?

if no, no.

if yes, get a real job.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #4
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easy way to fix a fan is roll up a tube sock in a ball and throw it at it while its spinning fixed all my problems
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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Explain please.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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There really aren't any capacitors or anything that would hold charge in it, to the best of my knowledge. So provided it is disconnected from electricity, it should be fine.
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It's perfectly safe to open up a ceiling fan as long as it's completely disconnected from the power.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:30 PM   #9
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You'll need to turn off the breaker that powers the fan. Disconnect the fan, then open it up.

If the motor won't spin, don't bother. The coil might have been fried.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:11 PM   #10
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ignore the first 3 posts. Yes it is. Just turn it off. I've installed a couple myself.
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