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    Ceiling fan noise at low speed

    Hi all, I've just installed a ceiling fan. Installation went well. Unfortunately, the fan makes a noise at low speed. Fast and medium speed is fine. I can't understand what the problem is because when I turn the fan off from high speed the noise doesn't happen when it slows down. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?

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    mines the same, if you hold the fan does it help? I think it's down to the blades / ballancing

    Original Poster

    No unfortunately not. Makes no difference if I hold the fan.

    Is it a tick tick tick? The blades sometimes have decoration front or back that moves to make a noise. Bluetac or thin card wedge will stop it. Just got to find which blade and mark it while it's spinning. I used wet finger but chalk will do it.

    Have you looked on You tube ?

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    wayners

    Is it a tick tick tick? The blades sometimes have decoration front or … Is it a tick tick tick? The blades sometimes have decoration front or back that moves to make a noise. Bluetac or thin card wedge will stop it. Just got to find which blade and mark it while it's spinning. I used wet finger but chalk will do it.



    ​Not a tick tick tick noise. It sounds more like a rubbing noise. I think it might be the motor. I'm gonna take it back today and replace it.

    markpj777

    ​Not a tick tick tick noise. It sounds more like a rubbing noise. I t … ​Not a tick tick tick noise. It sounds more like a rubbing noise. I think it might be the motor. I'm gonna take it back today and replace it.



    Back in the 80s I travelled to and from the states and I used to bring ceiling fans back, as you could not get them here. I could buy a 110 volt transformer at my local hardware/electrical shop for £30, and I fitted them for friends and family. Finding light bulbs was a big problem, but I digress. I found that on some ceilings the fan motor sound would resonate a little with plasterboard. One of the last fans I brought back had rubber bushes to fit under the the screw heads and the base plate against ceiling. I fitted them but it never said why they were needed. Could of been to stop sound or cushioning? You could make the same with rubber and metal tap washes together I guess. No idea if this will help if next fan makes the same sound.

    Original Poster

    Just installed the replacement in the same way. Works perfectly. So the unit was faulty. I just wish they would test them before packing.
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