Do you hear an annoying creaking sound while you are inside your bathroom? That sound comes from the bathroom fan blade, and it is an indication that it needs to be replaced.
You should also consider replacing your fan blade if it is rusty or broken.
Replacing a bathroom fan blade is an easy task, so do not waste your money on electricians. All you have to do is turn down the power supply, remove the cover, and replace the blades.
Don’t worry, I won’t just leave you here. Although it is a basic job, I will still offer you my full support to explain the process step by step:
Step 1: Unplug electricity source
This step is extremely crucial for your safety. By cutting off all electricity sources, I don’t just mean turning off the bathroom fan switch.
It means turning down the electricity source from the main power supply. This is a precautionary measure and has to be done with extra care.
Step 2: Remove the fan cover
After you have shut down all sources of electricity, you can work without the stress of getting electrocuted.
The next step is removing the fan cover. We have already covered this section, so if you need to know how to remove the fan cover, I recommend reading it first.
Keeping it short, remove the fan cover by unscrewing the screws or sliding the cover out through the clips.
It depends on the model of the bathroom fan you have. Once you have successfully removed the fan cover, your bathroom fan blades are exposed.
Step 3: Remove the fan blades
This is the fun part, once you have the fan blades in front of you. Check for any screws attaching the fan blades to the body or the main fan motor.
If your model has screws keeping the fan blades and the motor together, use a screwdriver to draw them apart.
If you do not find any screws, I recommend referring to the product’s manual.
Another way is to rotate the fan blades counterclockwise while holding the body firmly just so the blades are twisted and detached.
Step 4: Attach new blades
Now that you have unplugged everything, it is time to attach your shiny new fan blades to the bathroom fan.
You have to repeat a similar action oppositely to reattach the fan blades. For example, if you unscrewed the old blades, re-screw the new blades to get new the bathroom fan working.
If you detached the old fan blades by rotation, rotate the new blades clockwise to attach them to the fan body.
You are done! No more creaking sound, and the bathroom fan is as good as new. Hold on, there is one last step.
Step 5: Putting back the fan cover
Yes, don’t forget to put back the fan cover. If your fan cover is dusty or seems too old, you can also replace it with a new one.
Either you are replacing or putting back the old one, all you have to do is slide it in through the clips or screw it back, depending on the model you have.
Well, you are all set! With my help and excellent understanding skills, you have accomplished yet another task to improve your bathroom with bathroomfind.com.