Scraping sound from Casablanca Stealth ceiling fan


Old 01-27-09, 11:39 PM
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Scraping sound from Casablanca Stealth ceiling fan

I have a momentary metal-on-metal scraping sound only at very slow speed when the fan is starting or stopping. Or when I gently turn it by hand. Obviously related to the rotation - there is one particular point in the rotation where the scrape occurs. The scraping does not involve the glass or the exterior housing.

The fan is several years old, and I think the fan blades are not perfectly level with the motor housing any more, So until the blades start to "fly" and level themselves out something (flywheel?) is hitting something at one point in the rotation. If I "adjust" the blades by hand to be more level this fixes it - once.

How do I find and fix this for good?
Old 01-28-09, 06:50 AM
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You may want to start be trying to tighten all the visible screws.
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Sounds like the bearings are shot--pretty rare for a quality fan like Casablanca. I'd give Casablanca a call for advice and possible replacement.

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