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I was trying to see if I could stop my fan from
The fan wobbles cause you bought a crappy Harbor Breeze or Hampton Bay fan. The fan blades need to be balanced with a fan balance kit that comes in the box. You probably threw it out cause you didn't know what the package of weights was for. Get you a Hunter ceiling fan and you won't have an issue with fan wobble, because their fans have better quality control before leaving the factory. If you installed the fan without adequate bracket support- you best get a pro to help you out cause there is no fan wobble help for stupidity.
on Nov 30, 2012
I understand that the black
A ceiling fan requires a neutral wire (white), a ground wire (green), a hot wire for the fan (black), and on fans with light kits a hot wire for the lights (blue). These examples will assume that a lighting kit is going to be used, but if it is not terminations to the blue wire are not required and the circuit is greatly simplified The ceiling fan and light can also be wired through switches. When a single switch is used to connect to the ceiling fan and light the ceiling fan (black) and light (blue) would both be connected to the switched black wire. In this configuration turning the switch on would power both the light and ceiling fan. In order to turn just one off, the pull strings would have to be used. The problem with this approach, is that when the pull strings have been used to turn the light or ceiling fan off, turning the switch back on will not work until the pull string is pulled again .
The ceiling fan and light can also be wired through two switches. This would generally be two separate switches, one for the fan and one for the light. This would generally be a 3 conductor w/ground coming from the switch box. The ceiling fan (black) wire would connect to the switched black wire from the ceiling fan switch, the light wire (blue) would connect to the switched red wire from the light switch and the neutral (white) and ground (bare) would connect to the their associated wires..
on Jul 07, 2011
Fan wont work makes a humming noise
Bad motor or you need to remove the shipping bracket that immobilizes the motor during shipping.
Call the Fan manufacturer if your past the 30 day department return window, but still within the one year manufacturer warranty. If you paid by credit card-they extend the warranty an extra year for you. Also, check your wiring to make sure you connected black/blue wires together to the black wire coming from the ceiling and the white wire to the white wire coming from you ceiling.
Go out and spend the money for a Hunter Fan. They have good ratings and customer satisfaction.
on Jun 09, 2011
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