Our new house has Hampton Bay (AC-552) ceiling fans in most rooms. All fans are identical. Most work fine and spin normally on high, medium, and low. But three of the fans spin slowly on every setting. There are distinct high, medium, and low settings, but each of those is dramatically slower than it should be. The ''high'' setting on these three fans is too slow to make a substantial cooling difference in those rooms. We have taken apart one of the good ones and one of the slow ones and the wiring appears to be the same.
Two questions: First, any ideas what could be causing this? And second, what is the nondescript black box in the space with all the wires in between the fan blade hub and the light kit?
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Re: New Hampton Bay ceiling fans spin too slow
Slow spinning of the fan might be caused by a low voltage. Is there any way you can measure the voltage, and if the wires are properly connected, check for any loose wiring or rust in between connections. Maybe the breaker that supplies power to the fans has a loose connections inside, try putting a new breaker of same rated current. Check if those three fans are connected to the same breaker. Breaker can go bad from the inside not doing a proper connection and supplying a low voltage, this might be causing the slow spinning of the fan. Second the black box in the space with all the wires is called the capacitor.
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Hampton Bay is an exclusive brand of Home Depot. They would be the ones to help you with that. BUT .. from my experience I would say that the cost and trouble of getting and replacing the motor in that fan would be easilly rivalled by the cost and ease of buying and installing a new fan all together.
Your issue is most likely a faulty speed control. The part is integral
to the remote receiver in the fan housing. You can purchase spare parts
for this fan through Home Depot (Hampton Bay) Service at 800-654-0688.
The fan unit itself is manufactured by AirCool 800-896-4908
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it's most likely the switch has failed
but on rare ocation the switch comes un wired
also somtimes the switches stick they stick in the on or off position
try pulling the chain and listen for the usual click if it aint there then the switch is pooch if click is there start look at the wires failing that replace the switch
there cheep 2-5.00
The fan came with one or more clips and some small weights that easily stick to the blade. Now with the clip you put it in one of the blades, starting from the far end and coming inwards, little by little. Try putting the clip in the middle of the fan and turn on the fan and see if it continues wobbling, if it continues wobbling try moving it to left and right and every time turn on the fan and see what happens. When you find the correct spot, there you glue the small weight.