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how do you rebalance a ceiling fan?

My ceiling fan rotor sounds like its rubbing against a metal part when its a slow speed.  The rubbing noise disappears at medium and high speeds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 2013-09-04T19:59:48+0000  by tomkos tomkos
 

Hey tomkos,

 

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!

 

From what it sounds like, your ceiling fan problem might be in the motor housing itself. I'm not sure why you posed the question of rebalancing the fan, if the med. and high speeds are making the fan stable.

 

If the fan does slightly wobble at any speed, you can do two things:

 

1. Adjust and inspect all the connections to the fan. This can mean the blades as well as where the fan meets the ceiling. Any loose screws need to be tightened.

 

2. Buy a fan blade balancing kit if there is a slight wobble.

Westinghouse Fan Blade Balancing Kit

 

From what you are describing though, you may have a damaged or loose bearing(s) in the motor housing. If this is the case.....you may be better off for time and money to replace the fan since a housing can't be broken open for repairs (it's self-sealed).

 

Let me know if you have any further questions,
Joseph

Posted 2013-09-11T19:38:57+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
 
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