Electric Motor Repairs

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Beatson Fans & Motors have a comprehensive workshop facility run by highly trained and experienced engineers.

From our workshop on Newhall Road, Sheffield, we’re able to perform a multitude of repairs including; mechanical repairs, fan and motor repairs, modification, refurbishment and machining, as well as fan impeller replacement, fan repairs, dynamic balancing and fan balancing. Our business was established in 1928 and has been passed down to three successive generations since then, with customer satisfaction and quality service remaining at the heart of what we do.

We offer:

  • Free local collection and delivery service for all motor repairs

  • Free testing and quotation

  • 24-hour service if required

  • Full 12 Month Parts and Labour Guarantee


“Helped us out a couple of times, will definitely use again.” – Darren Leake, Google

“If there’s anything these guys (and gals) don’t know about motors, it’s probably not worth knowing. Excellent service. Simply faultless.” – Rob Holmes, Google

“Very friendly, they can sort you anything out.” – Antony Jones, Google

Get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page, or call us on 0114 204 4831.

Our Electric Motor Repair Process

1. Enquiry

Your enquiry is the start of the process. You can either get in touch via email or pick up the phone and call us during the day. We may ask you some questions about the motor, pertaining to how it’s been used, how old it is, whether it’s any work done on it recently, and what environment it’s being kept in. The answers to these questions will help give us an insight into what the issue could be. We’ll then give you an initial quotation based on our assessment.

2. Collection of the motor

We’ll arrange to pick up the motor for free if you’re local to us, or if you’re further afield, we’ll arrange a courier to transport your motor (you’re also welcome to drop off the motor to our workshop yourself). If we use a courier, then the cost for this will be added to your final quotation.

3. Dismantling

Once the electric motor is in our workshop, our team will get to work dismantling it, so that we can get a complete understanding of what the issue is. Once stripped, all components of your motor are carefully inspected by one of our expert technicians. Once inspected and any faults identified, we’ll be able to recommend the correct course of action and any adjustment to your quotation will be made. We are not obliged to re-assemble items which have been dismantled for quotation purposes only.

4. Repair

Our team will then get on with repairing your motor, we usually have all the parts we need available in-house, but in the eventuality that we don’t, we may have to ship in parts which may increase lead time. After the repairs are completed, all motors are re-balanced and the reassembled to their original specification.

5. Test and Respray

We’ll then test your repaired motor to ensure that any issues have been resolved and that your machine is working within industry standards, under their usual operating conditions. Once testing is complete, the motor is cleaned and re-sprayed, so that it’s ready to be put back to work again. We can then arrange for a trusted courier to deliver the motor back to you, or for you to collect it.


How do you know if your electric motor is in need of repair?

You’ll know that your electric motor is in need of repair if you notice any of the following symptoms:

1. Excess heat

Excess heat is a clear sign that your electric motor is need of repair. Whilst most electric motors will exude heat to a certain extent, you might notice that the room which the motor is operating is getting hotter than usual. In some cases, a motor will produce smoke, which is a clear indicator that a repair is in order. Smoke is usually caused by a loose connection, and if ignored can lead to complete burnout.

2. Signs of corrosion

All parts of an electric motor are prone to corrosion. Corrosion is a common problem with motors and can occur if the motor is kept in less than optimal conditions. If you can see any oil, water, rust or grease on the motor, then it may have become corroded. Corrosion can damage vulnerable parts of the motor, such as the cooling system, motor shaft, and motor system. If these systems become damaged, then the entire motor can lose efficiency, which can lead to failure.

3. Dirty Housing Openings

If you’ve noticed dirt, dust or residue collecting on the motor housing area then this could be a sign that debris has made its way inside the motor itself. Internal debris can cause serious issues to the motor bearings, which can lead to a drop in efficiency, in this eventuality the bearings would need to be repacked. Identifying the source of the dirt or dust should be a priority, as any repaired electric motor would be prone to the same issue if this wasn’t resolved.

4. Excessive Vibration

Some electric motors may vibrate excessively if they are not working correctly, this can be caused by loose bolts, poor air intake or alignment problems. In extreme cases, you may find that the motor will bounce, or visibly shake, which is a clear sign that a repair will need to take place. Continuing to run faulty machines is not recommended, as it is only a matter of time before a serious breakdown occurs which could cause further damage to your machine, or even harm your workforce.

Can you fix a burnt-out electric motor?

Burnt-out electric motors are fixed with an electric motor rewind service. If an electric motor operates at too high a voltage, or a motor has been incorrectly wound, excess current flowing through the windings can cause them to become hot and burn out. In this case, we would recommend a rewind as the only option of returning your electric motor to working order.

Get in touch today!

We offer a free local collection and delivery service for all motor repairs, as well as free testing and quotation, and a Full 12-Month Parts and Labour Guarantee.

Give us a call on 0114 204 4831 or send us a message using the form below if your motor is underperforming, or you think you it might need repairing.

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Tom Beatson is the Managing Director of Beatson Fan and Motors, a business that has been successfully passed through my family for four generations. Tom has made it his goal to grow the business and serve Beatson's customers, whilst upholding the values that have seen it through over 90 years of trading: Honesty, Trust, Respect, Proactivity and Pride. Since 2017 he has served as a representative of the North of England for the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades Council.