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Ceiling fan power

The motor hums softly, so I know something is happening, but it doesn't turn. If I spin the blades by hand, it will continue to turn slowly, just not on it's own.

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  • Laughlin Jul 05, 2008

    Mine does the same thing but it is only about a year old.

  • mollie_simba Aug 10, 2008

    when fan is turned on; there is either a slight humming sound, or nothing.

    Fan is about 9 years old; moderate use. Is motor warranted

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    I have the same problem.

    I was told is the capacitor and it is not covered by the warranty because it is not considered part of the motor and it is pass the 1 yr. Can you say "Bad Customer Service"??? $12.95 to get a replacement. The cap has to have 4 wires (Purple, gray, orange and yellow). I got no other specs from them. I'll have to get it down myself to see if I can figure it out.

    To get this info, I did the run around and HomeDepot gave me the number (800)283-6513. It is not from HamptonBay itself but from a Fan warranty company.

    I think this is the last Hampton Bay fan that I will buy. Their is no way to contact them. Nothing in their website or owner's manual.

    Good luck.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    motor wont spin blade



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Maybe a bit late,
I suggest you go back to the shop, i am sure there is some kind of warranty on your ceiling fan.
If the shop can't do anything ask them to order replacement parts.

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I have a newer antigua fan from Hampton Bay and had the same problem with the blades not turning and getting a humming sound. Found out the capacitor is blown which keeps the fan from burning up. You can get from for $12.95. The number is on the black box that has the 4 wires...6ur 5ur 3.8ur. There is a number at the web site to order from. You can also get some parts from I have also had problems with the blades rubbing against the light which is probably what initially caused the capacitor to blow. Not sure how they fell and hope we have it fixed now. They are heavy blades. Too bad this fan has so many problems as it is beautiful.

Hope this helps!


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  • Catherine P Akardi Feb 03, 2013

    Thank you for posting this information. My fan is humming and if you give the blades a push they will turn very slowing. My friend who is an electrician told me to "turn it off, it may catch on fire!" Will have him take it apart and hope it is the capacitor. If not, hopefully I can get a new motor. I love the fan! It is so pretty. -Becky


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It sounds like the fan motor has blown out. Is this an old fan? The motors do burn out every 5-10 years, depending on the brand and quality of motor.

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