How to Troubleshoot a Hunter Ceiling Fan


A Hunter ceiling fan adds beauty to any room. The fan helps cool a room in the summer and keeps a room warmer in the winter. This versatile fan significantly improves the efficiency of your heating and cooling devices and will reduce your energy bills. When installing a Hunter ceiling fan, follow the manufacturer's directions carefully. After installation, your Hunter ceiling fan may require a few adjustments to ensure maximum operation.

Things You'll Need

  • Hunter ceiling fan
  • Standard screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver

Problem: Fan Does Not Move

  • Turn the house power on. Check the house fuse, and replace if necessary or reset the circuit breaker.

  • Loosen the fan canopy, and check all connections. Refer to the fan wiring section of the installation guide.

  • Inspect the plug connection in the switch housing.

  • Push motor reversing switch firmly up or down. Make sure the switch is engaged.

  • Remove any remaining shipping packaging.

Problem: Fan Operates Noisily

  • Check the blade bracket screws, and tighten if needed.

  • Check the blade screws, and tighten if needed.

  • Check the blades, and if any are cracked, replace all of them.

  • Ensure the light fixture glass is secure, and tighten the screws if needed.

  • Check screws in the switch housing mounting plate, upper switch housing and lower switch housing, and tighten if needed.

Problem: Fan Wobbles

  • Tighten the blade screws.

  • Install a balancing kit if the fan wobbles too much during operation. A balancing kit is included in the fan packaging. Follow separate instructions enclosed in the balancing kit.

  • Turn off the house power, and check that the fan hanger ball is seated properly in the canopy.

Problem: Using the Remote, None of the Fan Functions Will Work

  • Ensure that wall switch is turned on.

  • Make sure that the transmitter and receiver are set to the same jumper switch setting.

  • Replace the battery in the remote.

Problem: Using Remote, Fan Functions Work Inconsistently

  • Turn off wall switch for 5 to 10 seconds. Turn it back on.

  • Check that the remote battery is installed properly.

  • Change both transmitter and receiver jumper switch settings. The code should be the same for both the transmitter and receiver.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always turn off the house power before checking any wiring or housing connections.

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