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10:53AM | 03/27/07
Member Since: 03/26/07
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I have a Hampton Bay Redington 52" IV ceiling fan bought from Home Depot that I've hardly used since it was installed a year ago. Recently when I turn it on at low or medium speed, it makes a knocking noise. Upon closer examination, I found that the metal end of the blade was hitting the reversible switch and strangely enough, when it runs at high speed, the knocking stops. Do I have a lemon or is it just a screw readjustment?


I have a vaulted ceiling so it is installed at a slight angle.

doug seibert

11:53AM | 03/27/07
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
aka Home Depot....and ask for advice......


"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."


12:43PM | 03/27/07
Member Since: 03/26/07
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I've already asked Home Depot and they basically said to take it down and get a new one. I would prefer to fix the problem if it's fixable rather than go through the trouble of taking it down and installing a new one.


02:01PM | 03/27/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I have never seen any with an "adjustment".

But check and make sure that all of the screws that mount the fans to the brackets and the brackets to the fan are tight.

And use the balance kit if needed.


03:04PM | 03/27/07
Member Since: 03/26/07
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Actually, I loosened the side screws where the light kit is attached to the bottom of the fan control and that seemed to work! The blades are no longer hitting the switch. However, if you want my opinion, I think it is a manufacturer's oversight and they really should move the switch to a different position or change it altogether.

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