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Leaking oil How do I stop a Hunter ceiling fan from leaking oil?

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  • Jeff Meyer May 11, 2010

    Did you get your Hunter Original ceiling fan repaired or is it still leaking oil? To help you, please double check the model number (on the name plate on the side of the motor housing.)




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SOURCE: Check/add oil to a hunter ceiling fan

If you are asking for instructions on checking and possibly adding oil to a Hunter Original fan. Here are instructions:

Check oil level immediately after filling the reservoir. To check oil, bend an ordinary pipe cleaner into a 1/2" long hook and dip it into the oil reservoir.

If oil touches the end of the pipe cleaner, the fan has ample oil. If it does not touch, add SAE 10 non-detergent oil slowly until it touches the pipe cleaner.

-Hunter Original fans rarely/ never need oil unless they were relocated or tipped. ...Or if the fan was improperly installed.

-Hunter sells an oil refill / oil level check kit with good instructions. They also sell a relocation kit that includes the same kit plus all mounting hardware needed.

Good Luck!

Posted on May 05, 2009



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SOURCE: Hunter ceiling fan remote 85095-01 stopped working

if the battery's are good then you broke it and you have to order a new one which you can do by calling the place that you got the fan from tell them what kind of fan you have and let them know that you nead a new remote and they will be able to help you do that.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009



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SOURCE: Hunter Douglas Ceiling Fan Does Not Work

have hunter douglas fan glass globe broke cant find repalcemants i have all the serial no do you no wher i can go to find 91/2 globe

Posted on Aug 20, 2009


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SOURCE: Hunter ceiling fan remote problem

You will most likely need to replace the receiver with a new one from hunter. The receiver is actually a complete controller and contains the receiver, relays (which you hear clicking) and starting condensors(large capacitors which hold a charge that is "dumped" over the windings to get the motor to start from a dead stop). These appear to be pretty tightly assembled unless you have a desire to start replacing parts "off the board."

Posted on Sep 07, 2009


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SOURCE: HUNTER ceiling fan remote works with fan but not light

Unfortunately, you either have a faulty reciever or remote. A replacement will cost $30-$40 at homedepot2.gif. And it doesn't matter which is faulty because you can't purchase them seperately anyhow.

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