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Cooling and Ventilation Systems Category: Ceiling Fans

Problem:

Ceiling fan makes unusual humming sounds.

Tools / Materials (See Below for Applicability):

  • Screwdriver (or other fastening device as determined by the manufacturer's use of fasteners)

  • Anti-hum control device (that is compatible with your fan) used to modify the fan switch

  • Voltage meter

  • Wire nuts™ by Ideal Industries/ wire connectors

Solution:

 

When you use your ceiling fan, you may come to hear humming sounds emanating from it.  This most likely has to do with the speed control of the fan.  Relatively inexpensive fans usually lack this anti-hum control feature.  (Next time, you may want to invest a little more money in a ceiling fan that is guaranteed not to hum or otherwise "buzz.")

Caution: When dealing with any device that requires electrical power, make sure you take precautions before you work on it, including disconnecting the power.

If you experience a humming sound coming from your ceiling fan, do the following:

  1. Unscrew the screws to the electrical switch plate to gain access to the wires of the fan and its switch.

  2. As a precaution, use a voltage meter to make sure that the wires connected to the fan are not live (have no power running through them).  (You should have disconnected the power to the fan from the circuit breaker long ago, if you haven't done so already.)

  3. Then, disconnect these wires from the electrical switch itself that is used to turn on the fan.

  4. Take the above wires, unravel them to be straight (if necessary), and twist them with the wires of the new anti-hum control device.

  5. Secure this new twisting of wires from both the fan and anti-hum control device as one with wire nuts™ / wire connectors.

  6. Attach the anti-hum control device to the interior electrical box exposed from the removal switch plate with a screw (it should be provided by the manufacturer of the anti-hum control device).

  7. Put back the switch plate into place and screw the screws to it to make it secured as originally found.

  8. Reconnect the power and turn on the fan, and it should then be able to operate without the humming sounds.

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