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Fan clicks My ceiling fan has begun clicking when turned on. The sound is eminating from the base of the unit. I've checked & tightened all screws, and the clicking continues. It is not a grinding or a popping, nor is the clicking regular. It just occasionally will click intermittently when the fan is on. When I inspect the fan, I can replicate the clicking if I very gently push/pull on the fan blades. Any idea of how I can correct this?

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Re: Fan clicks

Upon the first sentence, that sounded somewhat like a wiring fault, due to the intermittent clicking sounds. However, if you can duplicate the sound by shifting the blades, it could potentially be a motor fault. Try shutting off the breaker to that fan, and seeing if the sound continues when you move the blades. If it does not, then you're looking at a wiring problem, probably on the pivot joint at the base. If it does, you may just have a slightly creaky fan unit, at which point there's not much to suggest, as lubricating the pivot joint could cause the fan to spin at odd angles, or lose control if the fan becomes unbalanced. Also, try reversing the blade direction by toggling the switch on the motor unit, or just below. If the problem persists, please post again with the additional details.

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