Ceiling fan Buzzing


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Old 03-02-16, 12:52 PM
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Ceiling fan Buzzing

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We recently changed our ceiling fan because the old one was making an electronic buzzing sound. However the brand new one makes an annoying sound too :-( it is a different sound though. The other one was continuous this is more on and off.

It will be all quiet for 10-20 minutes, everything is hunky dory and I'm almost asleep, then it just starts this loud buzzing kind of like the motor is working harder. It may only do it on and off for a couple of minutes then it will be dead quiet again. 20 minutes later it will start up again. It happens the same on all 3 speeds.

Oh, and the fan has a light in the middled and there is a remote control with it.

Any idea on what could be causing this? Seems strange it happens with a brand new fan!

Thanks,
Tom
 
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Old 03-02-16, 12:55 PM
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It's not on a dimmer or speed control is it?
 
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Old 03-03-16, 01:49 AM
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Hey, thanks.

Ummmm........there is no dimmer on the fan. It is a hand held remote that has 3 fan settings and a light on/off switch and a timer
 
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Old 03-03-16, 02:38 AM
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One thing to check is the attachment of the globe(s). If the screws are bearing directly on the glass globes, remove the globes, put a wide rubber band around the contact point and reinstall them. Sometimes vibrations are set up under the screws and cushioning them will help.
 
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Old 03-03-16, 04:50 AM
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Are there any other electronic items in the room? Fluorescent lighting? Fan blades correctly balanced? Remove the batteries from remote and try running from wall switch only.
 
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Old 03-06-16, 02:14 PM
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Thanks, I'll try the rubber band Trick. I haven't actually ran the fan without the globe, so I'll do that too, and take the battery out of the remote.

The only other electronics in the room are bedside lamps and phones plus chargers.

If these don't work I might just buy a ceiling fan without a light and just use bedside lights..
 
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Old 03-07-16, 01:32 AM
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Ok, so I've taken out the globes, and tried running the fan with the remote out of the battery, neither have worked. I assume the rubber band on globe contact is redundant so nice tried runnig without the globes?

Any other tricks I can try before I buy a new non-light fan?
 
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Old 03-07-16, 03:43 AM
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What kind of light bulbs are you using? Try taking out the bulbs and run the fan. Does it buzz? Use only an ordinary incandescent (filament) bulb, no CFL or LED.
 
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Old 03-14-16, 01:57 AM
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Removed light gloves and still buzzing......grrrrrrhhhhhh. Think I will just get a new fan without light, see if it helps.
 
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Old 03-14-16, 05:15 AM
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If the fan is new as mentioned in your first post, then I would say it's defective. Return it for a replacement.
 
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Old 03-14-16, 12:25 PM
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No reason to get one without a light. You have a one-of problem related to your fan or possibly the box it is mounted to. Lights do not normally buzz.
 
 

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