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HOW TO EASILY ASSEMBLE A STANDING FAN TO AVOID POSSIBLE FAULTS

The standing fan is one of the popular fans used mostly today both in homes and offices. It usually comes in various sizes depending on their engine capacity and size. The use of the fan has become popular because of the mobility options it offers over ceiling fans and wall fans. Besides table fans which are another classification of standing fans no other categories of electric fan offer better mobility option. The mobility option means that the fan can easily be moved from place to place and also used in any other places without any need to disassemble it.

Electric fans problems are inevitable after using them for years. However, the duration the fan stayed before the problems start manifesting can be attributed to the quality of the fan, installation/assembling method, & its usability during those periods.

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To reduce the risks involved in causing most electric fanfan problems, we shall be highlighting on the assembling process of the most widely used electric fan which is the standing fan. Generally standing fan used to come in a boxed carton having the various parts of the fan inside the carton in an unassembled state. The condition always leaves the customers with the option of assembling the fan by themselves after purchasing it.

According to one popular electric fan dealer, he said the parking system of standing fan and other electric fans were done to minimize space, reduce the cost of packaging materials and to avoid packaging waste.

Standing fan’s parts were made to fit together after the assembling, the parts were also made for easy disassembling for the purpose of storage or maintenance. The process of assembling the standing fans is a sequential action which must be followed according to the manufacturer’s specifications and one of the popular procedures are highlighted below:

  1. Open the packaging box of the standing fan and bring out all the parts in it carefully until the box becomes empty.
  2. Some of the boxes do have assembling manual in them but not all, so check for any manual in the box/carton but if you can’t find any, proceed with the next steps written below.
  3. Start the assembling process by; bring out the support base, the standing pole from their waterproof sealing and fasten the two together using the screw slots provided or threaded lines depending on the design of the fan.
  4. The standing pole has a joint which makes it be adjustable, use that joint to set the required height of the standing fan, by raising or lowering the upper part of it and fastening it with the screw or any other fastening technic provided by the manufacturer. Another way can be to lose the height adjustment ring and extend the support pole to your desired height, put the base cover over the cross base.
  5. Retighten the height adjustment ring to prevent slipping, then place the fan assembly onto the pole and tighten the pole screw manually.
  6. To assemble the safety grille and blade assembly, remove the spinner by turning it clockwise, then the locking nut by turning it anticlockwise from the motor spindle.
  7. Place the back safety grille into position, ensure the safety grille fits onto the locating lugs. If this is done correctly, the safety grille’s carry handle will be located at the top.
  8. Attach a rear guard to the motor unit fixed with screws.
  9. Attach fan blade to the spindle motor fixed with blade nut of the fixed screw.
  10. Attach front guard clamp with clips provided by the front or rear guard.
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THE OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE OF AN ELECTRIC STANDING FAN

  1. Remove the cable tie and unravel the cord set before an operation.
  2. The fan and motor assembly are attached to a three-position ratchet. Tilt up or down until the assembly clicks into the desired position.
  3. For speed adjustment, press speed button to adjust between low-medium-high setting. Press or turn to button 1 for the speed of the fan at that speed the same applies to speeds of button 2, 3, 4, and 5 respectively.
  4. To turn off the fan move/press/turn its button on the”O” indication.
  5. To control to oscillation motion of the fan (that is the usual to and fro movement of the fan blade and guard unit which helps to circulate the air in different directions), push the oscillation knob usually at the top, below or beside the motor of the standing fan depending on the brand’s design to make the fan to oscillate. Pulling the knob upward will make the fan to stop oscillating.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING AN ELECTRIC STANDING FAN

  1. Improper installation may result in the result of the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
  2. To prevent the risk of fire and electric shock, do not use the unit near windows
  3. Power plug must be removed from power socket before cleaning, servicing or be moved from one location to another.
  4. The fan should be placed on a flat and stable surface when operating to avoid overturning.
  5. The fan should not be placed in a damp place or where humidity is high like the bathrooms.
  6. Electric fan plug should be removed from sockets whenever they are not in use or whenever the owner is leaving the house.
  7. It is unsafe to allow children come close to the standing fan or play with it when it is in operation because they may try inserting an object or their finger into the rotating blade of the fan through the fan guard spaces.
  8. It is unsafe to operate the standing fan without the safety guard on it, it can cause a severe accident from the rotating blade if any human body comes in contact with it.
  9. Ensure the fan was properly assembled and all its screws and threaded joints were properly fastened especially the blade unit so it wouldn’t fly out by any means under high-speed.
  10. When any serious technical problem is observed take the fan to an electrician for proper repair.
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An update to this post will be added later to give more details on the above explanations.

 

 

Originally posted 2018-04-16 13:03:56.

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