Ceiling mounted fans are relatively easy to install and the maintenance is minimal. The most common issue with these fans is imbalance that results in operation that is wobbly. If left unaddressed, this problem can become a safety hazard. Fortunately, the repair is not overly complicated and can be done by following a few, simple steps. Ensure that the fan is clean, including the openings and slots in its body. Check the integrity of the blades and ensure all of the fasteners are in place and tightened.
- Dust build-up can clog the motor and put pressure on the blades, so cleaning is the first step.
- Check the overall support of the fan and look for any loose fasteners.
- Ceiling fan balancing kits use a plastic clip to test the blades and weights to fix any that are unbalanced.
“Use this guide to learn how to fix a wobbly ceiling fan and how to look for loose fasteners, bolts and nails.”