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Old 07-03-2015, 01:21 PM   #16
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We got the light fixture down and I think we discovered our problem. What the hell kind of crap is this nut??

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Old 07-03-2015, 01:43 PM   #17
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You got it right. Cheap a## nut made in China spec by an American company to produce the cheapest thing possible that will kind of do the job crap nut
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:25 PM   #18
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What holds the motor housing up? Should I be checking for another PoS nut before the whole thing comes down?
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:45 PM   #19
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It depends how it's hooked up to the electrical box. Newer ones have a ball and socket that attaches to the electrical box as in the example shown below. Usually there will be some kind of bracket that attaches to the electrical box which secures the motor housing.






You would have to disassemble it to see how it's secured. It may be a good idea that way you can check the integrity of the electrical box.

Imo, it may be easier to replace it at that point. It's a very nice looking ceiling fan, but I don't know if you will find any parts for it.
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So, now we have a new problem. The fan chain doesn't work and I can't have the light on and the fan off at the same time.

Somewhere, the wiring went wonky...
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I had that issue with one of mine. I put in a remote control that turns the light on & off, same as the fan.

They are in the lighting area where the fans are a Lowe's, etc. If you go to a Ace Hardware, they may have a limited amount or none, along with price could be more than what you would pay at the others.

You will have to take the fan back down again, which makes it easier to install on the fan side.



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Old 07-04-2015, 12:21 AM   #22
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Judging by the very cheap nut, it is likely that this fan was not intended to have a light kit. The nut would probably have held the fan finish piece but not with the extra weight of a light kit.

It was probably added by previous owner and may have held for awhile, but the yanking on the chain(s) for fan and/or light pulled off the nut and the unit came down.

Gregzoll is deadon. I'd get a new fan. see also:

http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/repla...ng-fan-285698/

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Geez. That fan looks like it came from 1982. That's the year I put up my first wood and brass fan. Styles have changed and you can get a decent fan for $50 these days. Look for the ball and socket arrangement pictured above. IMO it's the easiest hanging system as you can have the fan hanging while you connect wires.
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Geez. That fan looks like it came from 1982. That's the year I put up my first wood and brass fan. Styles have changed and you can get a decent fan for $50 these days. Look for the ball and socket arrangement pictured above. IMO it's the easiest hanging system as you can have the fan hanging while you connect wires.
$50 for a decent fan???? Buy a Hunter.
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The whole problem with this thread is that the black bottom cap of the fan to which the the light kit mounts is missing! The light kit mounts to the cap and the cap mounts to the fan.
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brric is right. Cap is missing. But even if it were there and the light kit were mounted to it, if the only thing holding the fan part to the downrod was that ugly screw, same thing would happen.
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$50 for a decent fan???? Buy a Hunter.
Yes I agree. But OP seems to be so poor she is fixing a dusty 30 year old fan. I wanted to offer an economical alternative. Walmart has some real cheapies for $39.99. Anything is better than fiddling with wires when you don't know what you are doing.
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Yes I agree. But OP seems to be so poor she is fixing a dusty 30 year old fan. I wanted to offer an economical alternative. Walmart has some real cheapies for $39.99. Anything is better than fiddling with wires when you don't know what you are doing.
Don't try to sleep in the same room while it's running.
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Don't try to sleep in the same room while it's running.
It should have came down on day one, and placed on the curb. You can get a Ceiling Light fixture for around $5-10 any were.



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