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We bought a 42" Hunter ceiling fan, and almost immediately it started having a grinding sound on low, as well as random clicks which I assume are the ball barrings hitting each other as they spin around inside the spindle. It appears that any of the fans you get at the home improvements stores, which only deal in their own house brand and hunter, are a total **** shoot as to whether you get a POS or a decent one. Can anyone recommend a safe bet, other than something very expensive, like Casablanca? Thanks

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Hunter will back up there fans call them and you will get help and i dont mean by fix ing it they will rweplace it dont take no for an awanser they need you more then you need them you will find that moust of these os called home improvment stores are more then happt to help GIVE IT A TRY

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