Dealing With Wobbling Ceiling Fans

By trucemind on January 21, 2011 In Home Improvement





A visual inspection is important before doing anything drastic. This can help you determine the reason why your ceiling fan wobble then you can fix that later. One among the primary reasons why ceiling fans vibrate is due to loose connections. The nuts and screws that link the fan to the junction box is usually the common area that causes the wobbling. You should take away the screws from the cover to remove the fan from the ceiling. You have to tighten the nuts that connect the ceiling fan plate to the junction box.

The uneven balancing of the fan blades of your ceiling fan will also cause the wobble. This is often a terribly difficult downside because it can be very difficult to spot where the uneven balancing lies. But there are some methods to find out where the problem is. You should put a clothespin on a blade and start the fan at a low speed. If the wobble disappears, then that is where the uneven balancing lies. However, if the wobble is still there, keep on making an attempt the clothespin method to the remaining blades.When you have determined where the uneven balance lies, you must place weights halfway from the end of the blade.

Another cause of wobbling ceiling fans is off-angled fan blades. Ideally, fan blades lie flat on the surface, however if it bends in any direction, it is warped. You need to ask for a replacement from the company who manufactured it or at the store where you purchased the unit.

These are just some of the situations of why a ceiling fan wobbles and the way to remedy it. You need to always treat ceiling fan wobbles very seriously not solely because it will destroy your fan, but it will be a significant danger to you and your family’s safety at home.

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