You can find some Harbor Breeze Troubleshooting tips on our website. We are of the view that we can help you to troubleshoot your Harbor Breeze ceiling fan. You may face several issues which are common and applicable to these fans. We shall discuss them one by one.
Fan is not turning on – Harbor Breeze Troubleshooting
If your fan is not turning on then you may call it a simple issue but it is not. However, we will try to make things simple or easier for you by giving you a piece of advice or guidance. Firstly, you have to identify the problem that where is it? Let’s start from how do you start your fan. There are two things to do it that are pull chain and remote. If you have done both steps and your fan is still not turning on then you need to take a closer look.
When you start the fan from the remote
Are you facing a problem with the remote? If your remote is not working and your pull chain is working or not? If you are unable to start your fan with both options then you need to move to next step. Otherwise, you have to troubleshoot the remote first.
When your fan does not start in any way and remote troubleshooting is also unsuccessful
Is your fan make any noise when you turn it on?
When you start the fan and hear a grinding noise then turn off the fan immediately. You may have a problem with the motor. You can identify these problems if your fan is turning on slowly and not turning in a proper way. The customer may hear the grinding noises and that can be coming out of the motor. When you face this situation then your motor tries to turn the fan but fails. There are several causes behind it including bad blade, bad blade arm or being fan dirty or bad mechanical parts. Therefore, you should clean the fan well especially the blades of the fan. Then check any noticeable issue with the fan blades like dents, warps or any other. The blades of the fan should be symmetrical otherwise, you may face a problem because of unbalanced blades. You can use blade balancing kit for this purpose.
Does your fan work in reverse or forward mode?
If your fan is working in reverse but not in a forward position or vice versa then there may a problem with the motor or other mechanical parts. The reverse module shows that bad inside of the fan but the replacement is not expensive. It may cost you 30$ in many cases. If you face the problem after a problem surge then try the following steps.
- Turn off the fan by using the remote control
- Then spin the blades manually in the direction you desire to turn the fan by using your hands slowly
- Turn the fan off and on couple of times
- Repeat the steps until your fan starts working properly
After doing Harbor Breeze Troubleshooting you will not face the problem again.