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Fan Hums Our Hampton Bay fan hums. I don't think it is vibration because the hum starts right away before the fan even begins moving very fast. It is a white fan with a remote control. It has rattan blades. It may be model 72566. Not sure - we threw away the box. It has always hummed but we would like to stop it - if possible.

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52 inch ceiling fan hampton bay--Humming..... Tightened blades,adjusted fan blades, changed to a new wall switch, blade to ceiling height O.K.... still humms, what can I do??? thank you


Sounds like you have covered all the bases already, but there is the small possibility that it is the housing vibrating. You can remove it and buffer the adjoining parts with electrical tape on the inside (so as to be hidden). Otherwise, you have a fan that hums (many just do). May need to exchange for a known quiet model like a Hunter or Panasonic.
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My Hampton Bay runs too slow on high speed and makes slight hum.


hello,
the fan could have a weak coil that is ability to run fast or the capacitor is leaky, if found to be bad replace with a new one of the same rating..
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On high speeds, they usually do. They have like a vibration sound to them. Have you tried each speed on the fan. With the lights, you're not going to get a humming sound. Only when the fan is on. And yes, usually at the higher speeds (3 speed fan), they do seem pretty loud. I'd have a family member or friend listen and get their feedback before contemplating changing it. Feel free to contact me back with your feedback, and I can help you from there. Good Luck, and I hope this works out for you. - Jim

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If the fan does not spin and the motor hums, you have a stuck rotor. It may be due to bushing/bearing alignment problem or a lubrication problem.
Try to spin the fan blade manually. It should turn freely, otherwise the rotor is stuck. Remove fan blade and put few drops of lubricating oil on the bushings/bearings and manually turn the shaft to free it up. Alignment of shaft and bushings/bearings must be after lubrication is done and the rotor is still stuck. Move the shaft up and down and side to side until it smoothly spin when manually turned.

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A Hampton Bay ceiling fan motor hums-loud enough for even me to hear it-just bought the house that is 9 years old--any maintenance or repair an ''older woman''--minimally adept in electronic equipment.


Greetings Carolyn Bell!

I too a an older woman and I am comfortable in electronic equipment and household appliance repair. I think I might be of some help.

Home Depot's house brand is Hampton Bay, and there are a lot of models that have been sold. You did not mention the model of Hampton Bay ceiling fan you have.

There area variety of manufacturer's, both domestic and foreign, that make various models of Hampton Bay ceiling fans. I have an Windward II. After a lot of digging, I learned that my fan was manufactured by King of Fans, a reputable company out of Florida that offers great customer support for their fans.

King of Fans website is: http://www.kingoffans.com

I looked through their models of fans and did find mine. Then I downloaded and reviewing my fan's Owner's Guide, and reviewed all of the online FAQs. I called 1-800-330-3267, concisely described the problem, and ordered the parts needed with only the fan name and SKU. Over the past 6 years or so, I have ordered a new ballast, light shade, 9" 30 Watt Circline bulb and the replacement remote.

I am about to order more parts after suffering a power surge (The needed info was in the online FAQs). My experience is great customer service and speedy delivery of the needed parts.

Heck, according to their FAQ's they might even point you to the proper manufacturer if they are not the right ones!

Good luck sister!

Pegi S.

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Hampton bay fan noise


The fan does not need to be oiled. The bearings are what manufacturers described as "permanently-sealed", which means that they're designed such that they don't require oiling. The manufacturers recommend against oiling, and if you really wanted to do it, you'd have to be an expert, because there is some very complex disassembly to be done, which requires specialized tools.

HOWEVER...

The problem is not related to oil. A lack of oil does not produce a hum. If a fan's bearings are low on oil, the sound generated is a scraping or brushing sound. A hum, on the other hand, is an electrical sound. All fan motors hum to some degree -- the cheap made-in-China ones, like in your Hampton Bay fan, hum more than others. There are some steps you can take to reduce the hum:

* If you are using the fan with a solid-state control (i.e. a dimmer), that will cause the fan to hum. These controls are dangerous when used with fans, and a fire can result. You should have a qualified person remove the switch immediately and replace it with either a regular on/off switch OR a discrete-speed (i.e. 3-speed or 4-speed, rather than variable-dimmer) switch. Specially-designed ceiling fan switches such as this are available at your local Home Depot or Lowes. You could also use a remote-control system.

* If you have a remote control or other speed control system, make sure that the pull-chain speed control on the fan is set to the "high" position (highest speed possible) and left there.

* Make sure that all the screws are tight -- this includes screws which hold up the fan's mounting bracket, hold the blades onto the fan, and hold any applicable glass onto the light kit.

* Even if you don't have a speed control, the motor will still produce an electrical hum -- and the blades, which are physically attached to the motor, serve as mechanical amplifiers -- they take the tiny electrical hum and amplify it just like the big brass funnel speaker on an antique gramophone (record player) takes the tiny vibrations of the needle on the record and amplifies them to a comfortably audible level. High-end fans have a rubber flywheel attached to the motor between the blade holders and the motor unit -- and since rubber doesn't transmit vibrations well, this effectively deadens the sound. Your fan doesn't have one of these, but you can effectively replicate the noise-dampening effect by putting rubber washers between where the blade holders touch the bottom of the motor AND between where the screws which hold the blade holders onto the motor, meet the blade holders themselves. This will completely remove the path along which the sound vibrations can flow to the blades, and thus your hum will stop.

I hope this helps you! If you have any other questions, or need clarification, please ask!

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Hampton Bay 36" Fan Hums but won't turn


The motor has gotten tired now after being on 24/7. With the blades off, it would turn easily but the weight of the blades strain the motor. You could check that there is proper 110 volt current to the motor because anything less will cause that problem too. You can also help the fan start by spinning the blades while it is on. Short of these suggestions, it is time for a new fan.

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