Hang distance from ceiling is very important. Blades should be as far away from ceiling as possible. On an 8’ ceiling, blades should be at least ten inches from the ceiling for maximum air movement.
Blade Height: To receive the best possible air movement from a fan mounted on a ceiling height of 9' foot or higher, it's best to have blade height at 8' level or as close as possible to 8' level.
Blade Type: Best performing blade is the standard 52" blade. If using a larger blade or a cloth type blade, wide blade, palm leaf style blade, performance will be less on high speeds, but the same or better on low speeds.
The fan is an existing unit.
If the fan is an existing unit, it is assumed that the motor was working correctly.
With most existing fans, the motor is usually the last thing to give out on the fan.
Most often if the fan is still running, the drive capacitor is weak and needs to be replaced.
Note: Existing blades can cause the same problem due to angle of blade changing over time. Replace blades and/or existing blade irons.
- The blades are not moving.
- Make sure the fan is receiving full power.
Remove the motor stops.
If your fan has a detachable switch cap housing, ensure that the molex connectors are thoroughly connected.
- All speeds do not work.
- Check for a bad reverse switch. If it's good, then check the pull chain switch. If you are using a remote control (wall or hand held), the receiver or transmitter could be bad.
For detachable type housing, replace entire control assembly if a problem is present with speed or reversing of fan.
Make sure the fan is receiving full power.
- Fan will not reverse.
- Check the REVERSE switch on the fan. The switch may not be set to either the forward or reverse setting.
Note: If the fan works in one direction but not the other, then the reverse switch is bad.
- The light turns on but the blades don’t move.
- Turn your fan on and press the REVERSE button and listen for a 'click' sound. If the sound is present you will need to replace the receiver if you are using remote control.
Note: If receiver is a canopy mount type with a reversing remote, check that the reverse module in fan is not bad.
- The light does not turn on and blades do not move.
- Check that the power to the fan is present. If the power is present, replace the receiver if you are using a remote.
If you are using a wall control, make sure the pull chain for the light is in the “on” position and make sure the fan pull chain switch is in the “high” setting.
The fan has a light bulb issue.
- Never replace a bulb with a higher rating bulb than what the light kit specifies.
- Never replace a light bulb with a halogen bulb unless the light kit was designed to use halogen bulbs.
- When replacing a light bulb, use a high quality bulb.
Light bulb replacement suggestions.
You can use either standard bulbs or high efficiency bulbs as long as your light kit uses standard bulbs and will except the bulb size and you use bulbs with the approved wattage.
Note: If your light kit has a screw base that is a candelabra type, then you must use that type of bulb and rating.
You can use solid state LED lamps if base matches the socket and shape will fit the light kit. Note: If using this type of lamp, check bulb instruction for using on a dimmer control.
You can only use standard type bulbs that match the rating of the light kit. In other words, if your light kit is rated for incandescent bulbs and you choose to use compact fluorescents, your light will only operate when the dimmer is on the highest (full power) setting. Generally, fluorescent lamps are not made to dim and will flicker when they are not receiving full power.
Cleaning motor housing.
- Always turn the power off to fan before cleaning.
- WARNING: Never use citrus type cleaners on plastic fan parts!
- When cleaning motor housing do not spray it. Instead, a moist rag should be used.
- Use only mild detergent when cleaning motor housing.
- Never use steel wool or scrubbing pads on surface finish.
- The fan's finish can be damaged.
Cleaning fan blades.
- When cleaning fan blades, do not spray blades. Instead, a moist rag should be used.
- Dry blades as soon as possible to avoid blades warping.
- If cleaning bamboo type blades, a vacuum cleaner can be used along with a very soft brush.
- Silk blades can be spray cleaned with a very mild detergent but should not be wetted unless all other means will not work.
-Once blades are wetted you risk loosing the pattern form.
Cleaning light kits.
Glass globes should be removed from fixture and washed by hand with mild detergent.
WARNING: If the light kit has halogen bulbs, do not touch the glass of the bulb. If contact is made, be sure to clean the glass with a paper towel only!