Because it sat in a box in the garage for three years, I'm thinking the motor bearings may need some oil. Isolate motor (see pic below) and put a drop or so of motor oil on the top shaft and spin it around, work it in, then flip it over and do the same for the bottom of shaft. It's a special oil sold in the ceiling fan area of big box stores. See if that helps any. If not, then the problem will be electrical and you will need a mm to do voltage checks. Could be toggle switch as well. You will have to check that out to.Hey Guys,
My ceiling fan has been sitting in a box in the garage for about three years while I was building my new home. I installed it today and my high speed turns real slow.....like the slow speed. I do not hear any excessive humming. Also the fan turns free and the middle speed and slow speeds work properly. I say "properly" but I believe both speeds take longer to achieve rated rpm.
BTW...I only use a regular light toggle switch to turn the fan on....seperate from the light kit. Nothing solid state.
Would it be the capacitor? Maybe it needs oiling.........but why would the high speed only be affected? I haven't put a clamp on amp meter on it but I have one if needed.
It's a Hampton Bay.
Thanks for all suggestions
It could possibly be the capacitor is failing or getting ready to fail. Easy to replace if it is. You will need a mm to check this out.