Ceiling Fan Noise


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Old 08-23-20, 10:58 AM
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Ceiling Fan Noise

Any ideas what tbis noise is? And is it fixable? Fan is maybe 14 years old.
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Old 08-24-20, 01:06 PM
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Been doing a ton of searching but most problems are with fan ticking or humming. This is a different sound, like a bingo wheel at a carnival :-) it does it when the blades are removed and i spin it by hand.

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https://youtu.be/zSAjQ9WJodM

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Old 08-24-20, 02:32 PM
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Sounds like a bearing problem in the motor. Almost 15 years, buy a new one.
 
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Old 08-24-20, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for writing back Norm. Driving me nuts bc kids started virtual school today and this is their home classroom. I can easily install a new one as ive done 4 or 5 so far. Thanks!!
 
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Old 08-24-20, 04:46 PM
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Nope..... not a bearing. Something fell in it. Could be as simple as a wirenut or piece of a cable tie or piece of wire insulation. Take the fan down, hold it upside down and spin it. Whatever it is should fall out.
 
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Old 08-25-20, 05:13 AM
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Keep us posted. I would very much like to know if in fact PJ is correct.
 
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Old 08-30-20, 07:55 PM
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Oh great. If i can avoid buying and installing a brand new fan that would be great. Ok will give that a try and post results.
 
 

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