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Fan blades rub on housing

The arms that connect the blades to the motor rub against the housing in one spot. The moter that turns them does not seem level inside that housing.

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The fan is not level.
You will have to relevel the fan. One "trick" we use until a fan can be releveled is to stick a wieght on the top side of the blade. You will have to find which blade will weight back to level. Usually the one on the oposite side of the one that rubs. Tape some quarters or fishing weights on the top side and keep adding until it quits.
Once you get a chance to relevel it get yourself a foot long level and loosen the connections and redo the mountings.

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Problem 1. Fan will not start.
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1. Fuse or circuit breaker blown.
2. Loose power line connections to the fan, or loose wire connections in the switch housing.
3. Reversing switch in neutral position.

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WARNING: Make sure main power is turned off.

Problem 2. Fan sounds noisy.
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1. Blades not attached to fan.
2. Loose screws in motor housing.
3. Screws securing fan blade flanges to motor hub are loose.
4. Switch housing binding against the blade hub.
5. Wire connectors inside switch housing rattling.
6. Screws holding blades to flanges are loose.

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2. Check to make sure all screws in motor housing are snug (not over-tight).
3. Check to make sure the screws which attach the fan flanges to the motor hub are tight.
4. Check to make sure that the switch housing does not bind against the blade hub.
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6. Tighten screws securely.

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Problem 3. Fan wobbles
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