Do you want to know why does your hunter ceiling fan wobble or shakes? There are several reasons why is it happening. Here is a list of causes that can result in a wobbly fan.
Before you get started, do you know that your Hunter fan needs maintenance from time to time? Whether you are using Hunter or any other model, maintenance is essential and you should do occasional cleaning.
Whether you accept it or not, dust and dirt can accumulate on the top of your fan. Although the dirt can be in a small amount, eventually if you are avoiding maintenance for a long time, the dirt and dust will lead to several issues including unbalanced blades. Unbalanced blades are the main reason for fan wobbling – so the best bet is to clean the top of your fan blades after a while. It will also affect the lifespan of the blades as well as the fan.
It seems like the fan is caked in dirt. There is no doubt in saying that it needs a good cleaning. You should not avoid your fan that long so it gets dirty and gross.
These are the reasons that can cause your Hunter fan to wobble:
- Loose screws
- Lack of maintenance (as stated above) – an example of dirty blades with dust/dirt buildup on top is also shown
- Dusty or warped fan blades – caused by the dirt
You can also try using these troubleshooting steps to find out where the wobble issue may be happening!
- As we have stated earlier, the first step you need to take is to clean the blades and clean any dirt you find on the components. You need to make sure that nothing is stopping the blades to turn and run.
- The next step is to ensure that if there are any loose screws. If you find any screws which are moveable with your fingers, it is a problem that needs to be fixed. You have to make sure they are snug properly. This looseness can cause wobbling or can make the fan noisy.
- The next thing is to ensure that the box that your Hunter fan is attached to is properly secured. It should be rated to support the weight of your unit. you will have to inspect that this box (also known as an outlet box) is connected to proper support like a fan beam. The box should not be flush mounted (directly attached to the ceiling), it will not support the fan in a proper way.