Ceiling fan just beeps. Where to start - wall or ceiling?


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Old 08-10-21, 09:06 AM
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Ceiling fan just beeps. Where to start - wall or ceiling?

We have 2 ceiling fans that are 10+ years old? that we just leave running all the time.

They have an electronic control on the wall to control fan direction and speed.
1 unit works fine.
1 has been problematic... after power outage, it is a pain to start. Press the speed button and you hear a faint beep at the fan and it jerks a tiny bit. After dozens of that press / beep, it finally starts working.

Any advice if you think it's the fan (capacitor?) or circuit on wall.

THANKS!!

Yeah, I can swap the wall modules and see where the problem is, but if you think, I'd start at fan...

 
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Old 08-10-21, 11:31 AM
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Casablanca fans can be a real trip. The problem could be at either end.
I would definitely try reversing the controls first.

On some of the fans the remote control and receiver get replaced as a pair.
 
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Thanks! I swapped the wall switch units. problem stayed on that fan, so the issue is up there, of course.

Hopefully it's a capacitor that's bulging that I can replace. Much more than that, next step is to see how to get it working with newer controls.

FYI - 1 company I spoke to will sell a refurbished receiver board (the one in the motor) for $185 delivered.

Fans are from 2007 so not sure if it makes sense to do that.
 
 

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