Asked by: Bladimir Gicquel
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

How do you fix a swaying ceiling fan?

How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan
  1. Disconnect the power to the fan.
  2. Shake the fan gently while standing on a stepladder.
  3. Remove the screws from the canopy while somebody else (also on a stepladder) holds the fan.
  4. Tighten the screws that hold the ceiling plate on top of the fan to the junction box.
  5. Screw the canopy back on.
  6. Turn the power back on.

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Also to know is, what causes a ceiling fan to wobble?

Ceiling fan wobble is caused by imbalances in the fan blades or blade holders, misalignment of blades, excess dust accumulation or just loose blade holder mounting screws. Restore your fan to its smooth-running days of old before you wear down the moving parts.

how do you rebalance a ceiling fan? How to Balance a Ceiling Fan in Six Foolproof Steps

  1. Loosen the screws on the canopy cover.
  2. Tighten screws on the mounting bracket and outlet box.
  3. Tighten screws on the downrod and verify all pins are firmly in place.
  4. Secure fan blades to blade holders.
  5. Measure the distance from the tip of each blade to the ceiling.

One may also ask, is it OK for a ceiling fan to wobble?

Don't let your ceiling fan go on a rampage. Ceiling fans often wobble for reasons other than balance. Although a slight wobble (1/8 in. on high) is normal, anything more than that can be not only an annoyance but also a sign of hidden danger.

How do you fix a vibrating ceiling fan?

Besides being annoying, the vibration could lead to loose wires or rapid wear of moving parts if left unchecked.

  1. Turn off the fan.
  2. Turn the fan off again if the vibration persists.
  3. Turn off the fan if it still vibrates.
  4. Attach the balancing clip from the purchased kit, or tape a penny to the top of a fan blade.

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