2nd October 2019


Can ceiling fans be oiled?

Some ceiling fans have maintenance-free double sealed ball bearings that never require oiling. Other ceiling fans have a small "oil hole" above the motor. To find this oil hole, you should ensure that the fan is turned off, stand on something very sturdy, and then check for the oil hole on the top portion of the motor.

Beside this, how do you stop a ceiling fan from making noise?

  1. Turn the ceiling fan off, and allow the blades to coast to a complete stop.
  2. Grasp each blade and wiggle them to see if any of the fasteners (usually phillips type screws) are loose, and if so, tighten them.
  3. Look for excess dust accumulated on the blade surface, especially the top.

How do you stop a fan from wobbling?

Potential problems include:
  1. Loose screws where the fan attaches to the electrical box at the ceiling.
  2. Electrical ceiling box isn't properly secured and reinforced.
  3. Screws holding blades to mounting brackets are loose.
  4. Screws holding mounting brackets to fan motor need tightening.
  5. Fan blades are out of alignment.

Why does a ceiling fan hum?

One of the most common causes of a humming ceiling fan is when dimmer controls are being used to control fan speed. Dimmer switches were never intended to be used with ceiling fans. Because this not the proper way to control fan speed, you will hear a humming noise.
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