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My Mink Aire fan "ticks" in the cooling direction, but doesn't in the reverse direction. Ticking stops immediately upon cutting off the power. What could cause this?

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Might be wobbeling a little. Try balancing the blades and see if that works.

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Hi, I have two Como White Minkas, five bladed. One is in a room with a very high ceiling and required no balancing. It has lots of air above and around it to work with. My second one is in my kitchen with little room above or on one side of it (ceiling and soffit wall) and I have the same clicking sound. It clicks when the blade gets close to the soffit above the kitchen table (has less than a half inch of clearance). It only clicks on the second or third setting (medium and high) but not on low. I decided that is because there is some air compression on the side near the wall that imbalances the blade that is near the soffit wall as it spins. I tried balancing it but realized after a while that it was fruitless. That is because it is only out of 'balance' when it has to compress the air against the soffit wall but is fine when it gets past the wall. All balancing for that one point will achieve is putting it out of balance the rest of its circumference. But, the click is the blade(s) out of balance at that one point. And, by the way, balancing a blade requires the patience of a person watching curling. Start in one place on a blade and move it in (or out depending on where you start) and do this until you decide that is not that blade. Stir and repeat. I spent a day until I realized my location was causing the imbalance. Oh, I love my fans!! I had a bad receiver in the fan and had a replacement part in days. I have the radio wall switches as well as the remotes for both. If you have the remotes and the wireless wall switches you will find that one remote will operate both of them even when you only want one on. It takes trial and error to find how to stop this. Except every time my daughter uses it she messes up my strategy and turns the light on in the living room and it turns the light off in the kitchen. We ended up using the wall switch in the kitchen. But the tech is cool.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

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The reversing in a single phase AC motor is done by switching the flow of current thru the starting coil. For that to happen both ends of the coil must be accessible on the outside of the motor.
Unfortunately the motor in this fan doesn't have that so there is no way to install a reverse switch on it without extensive modifications on the motor: it will have to be opened, the starting coil identified, the captive end unsoldered from the main connector to which it is attached and extracted outside. From there the ends will have to be soldered on a special relay and wiring that would have to be inserted besides the usual wiring of the fan. From there a special command wire will have to be sent to the remote receiver board that you would have to insert it there also. To put it simply: the labor (which must be done by a pro) would cost more than a new fan.
So if you need a fan with reverse then just buy one: it will be way easier, faster and cheaper than to retrofit this one.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011

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My fan is a concept II and it had the same behavior. I called Minka Aire support about this - they said it was either the reverse module or the receiver. They sent me both no charge! I replaced them and now my fan reverses. i am not an electrician, but the replacement was fairly easy. Just made sure to disconnect 1 wire at a time, connect it to the new wire, etc until I was done. Minka Aire support said they would walk me through it on the phone but I didn't need them to.

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