Wobbling of the ceiling mounted fan points to an issue of imbalance. There are several root causes that can lead to this problem, and it can become a safety hazard if not rectified. At the fundamental level, blades that are not properly balanced can cause this vibration. There may be a debris lodged in the body of the fan or some fasteners may have become loose and fell off. When checking the fan, ensure the socket sits into the bracket.
- Loose screws cause wobbles, so make sure all of them are tight.
- If the fan has blade irons, use blade tracking to see if any are bent.
- A poor quality fan may have blades that don’t weigh the same, but a ceiling fan balancing kit can be bought to fix them.
“If your ceiling fan has a downrod, you’ll almost always have a ball socket at the top of the downrod.”