Turn off the fan and wait until the blade stops. Unplug the fan's cord from the wall outlet to eliminate any chance of the fan turning on during removal of the screws.
Lay the fan down flat so the base of the fan can be accessed. Inspect the area and locate the screws on each side of the power cord at the center of the base.
Locate the other four screws at the top of the bottom support column in the middle of the fan, attached to the motor base.
Examine all eight screws to determine which ones are causing the problem. Check to make sure they are still cleanly threaded from the top of the screw to the bottom. Verify they are all tightened down and secure to the fan. Inspect them to make sure the heads are not damaged.
Determine which screws need to be removed and replaced. Turn the first problem screw counterclockwise to loosen it from the fan. Continue in the same manner until all of the problem screws have been properly removed.
Things You Will Need
- Flat head screwdriver
- When removing old screws, always have new screws readily available for immediate replacement, ensuring continued effective use of your fan.