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I have a hunter ceiling fan (model #20537) which makes noise at low speed. Sounds like ball bearings need oil. Any suggestions?

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I climbed up and took a look at mine and found 3 small holes by the down rod & gave each a couple of shots of WD40, so far it seems to have worked at least the noise has stopped

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Check with stores that sold it and see if they will warranty replacement. I think there is a lifetime warranty, thats why you pay the big bucks for the Hunter name.

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