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What is the cure for a noisy ceiling fan?


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2011-09-14 09:08:22
2011-09-14 09:08:22

I had a problem with a noisy hunter fan last month. After going to similar post like this one, I found this site www.fanshack.com and ordered a bottle of fan motor oil (I know it sounds funny) but it cleared it right up. I couldn't find this oil at lowes or home depot for the life of me. Anyways, try these people out they also helped me pickout a nice light kit for my fan too. Hope this helped.

AnswerIf it has a light, make sure the nut holding the diffuser holds it so that it won't rattle. AnswerMy Hunter ceiling fan developed a scratching sound after about 6 months of use. I checked all screws blades etc. Finally I removed the housing to expose the motor. It was then that I noticed a piece of mesh had become unglued and the rotors where rubbing against it. Problem solved. Answerglue pennies to the blades! If there is a imbalance in the fan this will clear it right up. that is until the pennies fly off and break stuff! Believe it or not, I actually saw a friend do this. AnswerIT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT IS CAUSING THE NOISE. IF THE FAN IS OUT OF BALANCE GO TO YOUR NEAREST FAN DISTRIBUTER AND BUY A REAL BALANCING KIT AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.IF IT IS NOISE FROM THE MOTOR AND YOU ARE NOT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN, YOU SHOULD CALL A PROFESSIONAL WHO CAN COME AND LISTEN TO THE FAN AND DETERMINE WHAT STEP TO TAKE NEXT. Answeryou may also want to check the light bulbs and other glass fixtures on the fan/lamp (if there are lights). Sometimes they aren't seated properly on the rubber seals or screws that hold them together and they rattle and make other noise. Answerthe above is GREAT advice- often it sounds like the motor, but it's just a light bulb rattling on the glass in the light kit, or a loose screw.

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AnswerAs Stated In The Ceiling Fans Manuals, Turn The Ceiling Fan Off For 24 HRS. Then Turn It On. If It Proceeds, Check All Screws. If It Proceeds, Check The Lights, If There Are Any. If It Proceeds, Check That The Pulls Are Not On The Lights, If There Are Any. If They Are, Remove Them. If It Proceeds, Remove The Ceiling Fan Itself, Replace It. Answerreplacement AnswerIn most cases when your ceiling fan makes noise, it's is off balanced.

I have found this on http://www.ceiling-fan-wizard.com/noisy-ceiling-fan.HTML

This is usually due to the fan blades; and this is probably the easiest problem to fix once you find the blade that is off. It can also be a production fault, but this is exceptional.

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My fan made a noise only when the switch was on. As soon as the switch was off the noise stopped, even though the fan still continued to turn. I tried reversing the direction, but still got exactly the same effect (switch off + fan turning = no noise; switch on + fan turning = noise). So I was sure it was an electrical problem.

But when I started to dismantle the fan, one out of the eight screws holding the blades was a little loose. Tightened screw, problem solved (and the night before we had almost bought a new fan!)

IF YOU RECENTLY CLEANED OR REMOVED BLADES FOR ANY REASON YOU LOST ONE OF THE WASHERS FOR A SCREW. THESE FANS ARE SO BALANCED THAT A 1/4OZ WASHER WILL THROW IT OFF. i CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH MONET i MADE AS A HANDYMAN FIXING THIOS PROBLEM.

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