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Not a "FAN"


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We have two of these ceiling fans in the living room and they run pretty much all day while I am awake.  Today I noticed that one was getting kinda noisy so I reached up and tightened each bulb which helped some but it appeared that the light fixture was wobbling a tad so I raised up on the center only to be surprised with a fixture in my hand.  Yes the bulbs were on and the fan was turning and "Thank God" it was still held by two wires (white and black)  I quickly turned everything off including the wall switch and then I had a real stupid and weak moment (no comments necessary)

I told myself, "Self, you just need to take that fixture off and fix it" no  Which I proceeded to do and after removing and dropping 6 very very very small screws one than once a piece (did I mention they were very small?)  I had the fixture in my hand and had found all but one of the screws.

After much digging around in the stuff you don't throw away bins, paper plates and coffee cans, I came up with a large nut and washer for the center hollow bolt that the fixture wires run thru and a replacement screw for the one that's still in hiding.  OK, it wasn't exactly the correct one but let's just say that hole needed rethreading anyhow.

After using the braile system about 90% of the time I got'er done and she's as good as "Gnu"

OK, WELL, it doesn't rattle anymore and the fixture is solid to the fan unit and everything WORKS.



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Can't ask for better than that. It sounds like the tube nut inside the "fitter" cap came loose; the fitter cap is that flat plate that fastens to that first "cup" part right under the fan motor.

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yuppers, all I know is that *#%$#@ nut was no where to be found but it could have been right under my nose yanno - - - luckily I had saved one from another FANtastic fix job. It sure is nice and quite ?so far?



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:58:23 AM



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:58:52 AM

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I think it's just a part of ceiling fan maintenance to go through them once in a while and just snug things up - or wait until they vibrate loose and make trouble. Of course, I never practice what I preach; we have no fans in this house, and I wish we did, but our last few houses have had several each, and I would start to notice a rattle or some other odd sound, and have to get after them. Even the expensive Casablanca, Emerson, and Hampton Bay fans will loosen up after a while, just the nature of moving machines.

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This thread is appropriate right now as our new camper has a @#$% cheap POS in the LR area. I did much the same thing yesterday, including dropping screws and washersconfuse but luckily was able to find them. Nothing was loose, but it growls after it's been running a while and gets a bunch hotter then I believe it should. For $59 bucks on sale fom $89 at Lowe's I have a brand new, 5 blade vs the 4 blade and a bit bigger Harbor Breeze fan to install next week before our odyssey into the wilds of Cannyday. I would have preferred a Hunter or Hampton with a remote like we have in the house, but it weighs way too much to be bolted to a bouncing trailer's ceiling that was built by some Indiana farm boy at just over minimum wage.

I'm surprised at how inexpensive ceiling fans are now. They start at about $25 and a big and good brand 60 inch midline is still only just over $100. Of course you can pay lots more, but I'm not sure what more is there for more money. The "nice" thing about all of these new fans - built in the same factories in Chinacensored.gif



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I have one in the computer room that sounds like it's about to detonate so I think I"ll follow Dave's lead and go pick up a cheapie at Home Depot - - - - because I WILL NEVER BUY FROM THE LOCAL LOWES AGAIN (long story)- - - I'm sure they are pretty much in line. Thanks for the incentive, Dave.

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Understand about Lowe's as I too have a love/hate(mostly) with them. The local one is lousy but the one 20 miles away always has good shelf stock and many more choices. The one in Plattsburgh, NY closest our campground is terrible** with the nearest Home Depot across Lake Champlain (a $$ ferry ride or long trip over the bridge) in Burlington.

I stopped in HD near home later yesterday and it looks like about the same selection as Lowe's but with different model names.

 

 

** It's about 25 miles to the Quebec border (~60 to Montreal)and many folks don't/wont speak English and have a French 'attitude' but they sure like to stop and buy the same but less expensive US sold goods - sorry 'bout that to our site Canucks, but that is the way it is even in my area just off I-87, a direct route to Quebec and even less expensive yet !!!

 



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I need to do some of that "rattler fan" maintence around here also,, have a couple that are about to shake apart, 



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