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Ceiling fan wobble

We have a ceiling fan that wobbles on the higher speeds. We have heard that putting a coin on the blades can help. Which blade, and does it really help? If not, then what will help eliminate the wobbling?

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Try taping a nickle on top of one of the blades start in the middle of the blade (from tip towards motor) then turn it on see if it improves..if not change it to a different blade.. keep trying blades till you notice an improvement. Then fine tune it by moving the penny in towards the motor or out towards the tip. It is a time consuming task but it will work.

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