I am a professional electrician. I took down 2 ceiling fans and after reinstalling them they were no functioning anymore. Can anyone explain me how is this possible please???
The electricity cables of the 2 ceiling fans were very visible. 1 cable was hanging loose from the ceiling and was only fixed with 2 hooks over a length of 6 meters. It was ugly.
After removing the fans completely, because they were not secured to the ceiling, I put them in the living room a few meters from where I removed them. I was extremely careful when I handled them because my friend told me that the man who installed them told her that they are very delicate. I have no experience with fans but I know how they work.
After gluing the cable, to the wooden beams of the ceiling, I reinstalled the fans with great care. First I secured them to the wooden beam so that I could connect the wires when the fan was pending. It made connecting the wires really easy. But before I did that I tested the wiring with my multi-meter. All was well so I connected the cables to the fans.
The end? No! When I turned the switch nothing happened. Both fans did not work!!!
I googled and followed a trouble shooting guide. I had electricity so the wiring is ok. The capacitor was ok. But the there was no movement at all, both fans where broken. My friend asked a professional and he said that the motor is broken.
I am a Belgian living in Spain and I do not understand what the professional is saying. He is asking more than 200€ for the repair. My research said that an motor can cost 100€ or more.
I want to be able to explain this to my friend who is not talking to me because of this.
I also want to make sure that, when I replace the motors, I do not have the same problem again.
Thanks for reading this!