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Old 05-09-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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Ceiling fan shaking/clicking?


Hey everyone,

The ceiling fan in my sister's room is shaking, and clicking loudly, I've taken a video so that you can see what I mean:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lhtxwz5dnq...62052.mp4?dl=0

Any ideas what's wrong, and how to fix it?

Other details:

-It's been like that since we moved in almost 4 years ago...

-The house itself was built in 2006 (maybe it's old and dying?)

Thank you!
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:38 PM   #2
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Can't see the video - put it on youtube may work better.

Can you know (ask someone) if the fan is mounted to a proper ceiling fan box. Many are just mounted to a light box which is not rated for the weight or motion of a ceiling fan.

Does it wiggle at the mounting on to the ceiling box, or is it in the fan itself?

Either way it may need to come down.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:57 PM   #3
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dang dropbox...

here you go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7-q...ature=youtu.be
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Sounds like something is wrong in the fan.
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solid mount it.
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Check to see if one of or both mounting screws have come loose. Make sure all the blades match someone could have replaced one and it's a different size or weight. Drop the decorative cover from the ceiling and see where it's moving.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:19 AM   #7
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first, as others have suggested, make sure the mounting is secure.

then, it looks like nobody ever balanced the thing of something got stuck on a blade that has thrown it out of balance.

1. make sure the blades are cleaned regularly. They often collect dust and moisture or even grease if near a kitchen which adds weight to the blade. Unless it is collected exactly equally on each blade it will throw the thing into an unbalanced condition.

2. once cleaned, make sure the blades are not bent, either with any having more "twist" to them or they do not run in the same path. Either condition can cause the fan to wobble. Most fans have blade mounts that are somewhat bendable but be cautious as you can break the mounts without a lot of force. Be gentle when straightening the blades.

3. once cleaned and the blades are straightened, if the unbalanced condition is still present, balance the blade (you do this when a fan is installed). Weights sometimes fall off which creates the unbalanced condition. Sometimes somebody hits a single blade and chips it or whatever that creates an unbalanced condition.


there are myriad videos on the internet showing how to balance a ceiling fan blade so rather than going into a long explanation, just search out a few.
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I am not sure I would waste much time attempting to fix a 9 year old fan, particularly one that has been wobbling for a good portion of that life.

Pull it down, check that it is on a fan box that is securely mounted, and put up a new one.

It looks like a cheap big box fan.
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