Help! Ceiling fan noise at low speeds and startup.


Old 02-02-09, 09:41 AM
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Help! Ceiling fan noise at low speeds and startup.


I have a 5 year old Casa Blanca fan that has recently started making noises. It sounds like a clipping noise coming from the fan. It only seems to happen at startup and low speeds. If I change the fan speed from low to medium and then to high, the noise is minimal, if even at all. The fan appears to be balanced with no wobble.

Any ideas?

Old 02-02-09, 02:44 PM
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If it is a hugger, pull the cover down, if possible and make sure you don't have a wire nut, where you capped the wires, touching the motor itself. This is the biggest, fixable noise maker I have run into, but it happens often.

Last edited by pcboss; 02-03-09 at 10:53 AM. Reason: changed b-cap to wire nut for understanding

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