7 Helpful Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting & Care Tips

7 Helpful Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting & Care Tips

Write By: FansOnSale Published In: Ceiling Fans & Lighting Blog Created Date: 2016-07-08 Hits: 19689

Hunter Pacific ceiling fans are known to be top quality products that are reliable and long lasting. In most cases noisy or unbalanced fan may be caused by improper installation that does not follow the recommended Hunter Pacific installation procedure. 

Here are some tips which will help prevent problems arising and will help keep your ceiling fan lasting longer, Watch below Hunter Pacific’s video explaining these points in more details:

  1. Only use the bracket screws that were supplied along with the Hunter Pacific fan.

    It is important to note that countersunk screws should not be used as they can allow the bracket to move causing the ceiling fan to wobble. The grub screws that secure the bull joint should be firmly fastened so that the ceiling fan will not swing.

  2. Ceiling fan blades are preplaced during the manufacturing and must be kept as a set.

    The blades always come packed together in a set. Keeping all the blades together will minimise the likelihood of the fan wobbling. If replacing the blades, it is important to replace all of the ceiling fan blades so that they are all balanced.

  3. If removing the fan off the ceiling for maintenance, never lean the fan body and motor on the blades.

    The weight of the motor of a fan that is leaning on its blades can cause bending and damage the blades or the blade holder. Always rest the fan on a flat surface to prevent damage.

  4. Long extension rods will accentuate any fan movement or wobble.

    While Hunter Pacific ceiling fans usually have no movement or swing, longer down rods may exaggerate some small movement into a slight wobble.

  5. Ceiling fan not working? It may be the forwards/reverse switch.

    Hunter Pacific ceiling fans come with a reversible function for use during winter. Some models have a physical switch located on top or alongside the motor housing. If the switch is not fully in the summer (forwards) or the winter (reverse) position, the fan may not turn on. This is fixed by simply making sure the switch is all the way in its full position.

  6. Most celling fan noise is caused by movement such as wobbling and swinging.

    Hunter Pacific ceiling fans have a good reputation for being one of the quietest fans around. If the ceiling fan is making a ticking or clunking noises, it is likely that it has a slight wobble which needs to be minimised.

  7. Always make sure your ceiling fan is installed by a qualified electrician.

    It is always important to have your Hunter Pacific ceiling fan installed by a qualified personnel. This will not only ensure that you fan will operate with no problems and with no wobbles or noises, it will also not void warranty.