Harbor Breeze ceiling fans are made under strict quality control so they should perform well for a long time. Still, even the best ceiling fans are subject to wear and tear and can eventually break down. When this happens, you’ll have to look for Harbor Breeze replacement parts for your fan.
Harbor Breeze Blades and Blade Arms
Wobbling is one of the most common problems for a ceiling fan, and this is usually caused by a balance issue among the blades. There are two ways to check for the balance of your ceiling fan blades. One is to use a blade balancing kit, which comes with every ceiling fan and can also be purchased separately for just a small price. The other is to use a yardstick or a ruler.
If you use a blade balancing kit, you simply have to follow the instructions included, which is basically putting weights on one blade at a time to determine which one is causing the wobbling. If you are using a yardstick, you’ll have to measure the distance from each blade tip to the ceiling to see which is the odd one out.
In most cases, just a simple adjustment or tightening a few screws can do the trick. In others, though, there may be a problem with the blade or blade arm, the part connecting the blade to the motor, so these may need replacing.
Harbor Breeze replacement blades are available online in various finishes. You simply have to find the ones that match those of the fan you own or take the opportunity to replace them with different ones to change the look of your fan. Keep in mind, though, that blades are sold in sets of five, so even if only one blade is warped, you will have to replace all.
Metal and plastic blade arms are also available so you can replace bent blade arms. These should be compatible with all Harbor Breeze ceiling fan blades.
Broken Capacitors and Flywheels
There are also cases where ceiling fans suddenly cease to function. These are usually caused by either a broken capacitor or a broken flywheel. These parts can be bought in hardware stores and do not cost much. Just bring the broken ones from your Harbor Breeze fan so you can be sure to find parts just like them.
Ceiling Fan Maintenance Tips
In order to keep your Harbor Breeze ceiling fan in great shape for a longer period of time, you have to put some effort into its maintenance. In particular, you should not neglect to do the following:
1. Turn off your ceiling fan after each use. Not only will leaving your ceiling fan on be a waste of electricity since ceiling fans, unlike air conditioners, do not cool the space itself. Overworking your ceiling fan can take its toll in the long run, too.
2. Clean your fan regularly. Ceiling fans tend to attract dust so make sure you clean it at least once a month. It is also a good idea to do a thorough, general cleaning of the fan at least twice a year.
While cleaning your fan, make sure you seize the opportunity to check your fan, as well for any damaged parts or loose screws.
3. Oil your ceiling fan once a year. Even if Harbor Breeze ceiling fans do not need oiling, it may still be a good idea to oil them once a year using non-detergent motor oil.
If you follow these maintenance tips and take good care of your fan, then it may be a long time before you will need to buy Harbor Breeze replacement parts. If you already need them, though, you can take a look at available Harbor Breeze parts here.
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