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Old 07-06-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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This isn't so much an electrical issue as it is an installation, but figured a lot of you guys have installed more than one ceiling fan before. I've done quite a few myself, but never had to repair any. The one of concern to me is in my office. It's an older fan with three light pendants, and when on medium or high speeds, the thing wobbles so bad that it almost seems like it's going to pop right off the ceiling. I'm sure it's a balance issue.

My question: Is there anything I can do to fix this, or would I be better off replacing the whole thing? TIA

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Have you checked to see if all the mounting connections are secure and all the fan blades are tight?

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Have you checked to see if all the mounting connections are secure and all the fan blades are tight?
You the man, Jim! Just checked the tightness of the screws on the blades, and sure enough, one of them was loose. Just tightened them up and the thing runs almost like brand new. Still a little wobble, but I can deal with it. Thanks a lot!
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