Hunter Ceiling Fans Troubleshooting

On this page we will address some of the most common problems that a Hunter ceiling fan owner may face. We can start with the most important one, the fan does not move.

  • The Fan does nothing

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There could be a scenario where you turn on your ceiling fan and it doesn’t start, it doesn’t move and nothing happens. Let’s see what may be causing the problem.

First, check your own end of things, check that your breaker is in order, or better yet, just reset it to see if something changes, you can replace your fuses too. If this doesn’t work, we can rule out an issue with our electric configuration and can focus directly unto the ceiling fan.

The next step would be to loosen the canopy and checking the wiring, we must see if everything is in order, that every wire is properly connected and there is no false contact. This is a good time to check the plug connection in the switch housing, too.

In case that doesn’t solve the problem, check the rotation of the device, push left or right, to see if there is no obstruction impeding the fan movement, maybe the fan is, in fact, turning on, but it can’t move. As a last resort remove the shipping bumpers. If nothing works and the fan keeps doing nothing, it is time to get a professional revision.

  • The Fan is being noisy

If you find that your ceiling fan is being loud and making noises that it didn’t before, here are some things that you can check out.

Try by tightening the blade bracket screws, do not over tighten it, and just make sure that it holds a firm grip. If it keeps being noisy, maybe there is a problem with the blades, check them out to see if they are cracked, and if they are, replace all the blades.

  • The blades are wobbling

When your fan is wobbling while it’s running it may have some balance problems, use a balance kit and its instructions to balance the fan. If that doesn’t works try tightening all the iron screws of the blades.

Finally, if the fan keeps wobbling, turn it off and check if the hanger ball is properly seated.

Hunter ceiling fans lights not working

More often than not a Hunter ceiling fan has a lamp built in, this is great because it combines two useful devices into one and also functions as great decoration. But sometimes the light of the lamp can fail and stop working.

If the Hunter ceiling fan lights are not working first check out the light bulb, see if it isn’t burned out or that it is working properly. You can try it out in another socket, or if it’s burned it will be pretty evident just looking at it.

If the light bulb is functioning properly then you need to check the wiring, maybe there is a loose wire or something is disconnected.

Hunter ceiling fans remote not working

These days, most Hunter ceiling fans have remote controls to operate them from a distance, and as with any electronic device, a control may fail sometimes. The first step would be to check the remote control batteries, check if they are charged and functioning properly, you can try them on another device to see if it works.

If the batteries are working check if some buttons are working and others aren’t, maybe the remote control is working but there are issues with the contact of particular buttons. If not, then maybe the remote control is just broken.

Conclusion

It is better to check out the issues of our Hunter ceiling fans for ourselves first, before calling a professional to look at it. We discovered that the majority of the problems that we can face with our ceiling fans can be solved quickly and easily, saving us money and time. So just be patient and follow the steps described above and hopefully, you’ll find what is causing the problem.

Hunter Ceiling Fans Installation

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