I just installed a new Hunter Eclipse ceiling fan (
http://tinyurl.com/2bocs ). I installed a 2 switch system with the fan
control being a Lutron 3 speed rotary fan control (FSQ-2F). This is a
click-stop type rotary fan control (not variable speed). The fan hums
pretty noticeably. I kinda doubt it, but would the fan hum less if I used a
Hunter rotary fan control (if they make them)? Any other suggestions?
Not related to your queation but my fan is quiet on LOW and HIGH... real
noisy (clicking noise) on MEDIUM. Drives me nuts because low is not
enough and high dries me out at night. Any ideas?
On some hunters there is very little clearance between the lower trim and
motor. If trim is not exactly centered motor can sometimes touch an edge
and make a click. Loosen screws holding trim and try to center it better.
I originally installed 4 Hunter speed control switches with 4 hunter fans
within about 6mos three switches had to be replaced. I've been using
Lutron for about 2.5 years since without problems. The 4th hunter switch
is still powering the last fan but is feeling very loose. I would not buy
Hunter speed control switches again. The Lutron switches I purchased are
still working well and do not cause humming.
: I just installed a new Hunter Eclipse ceiling fan (
: http://tinyurl.com/2bocs ). I installed a 2 switch system with the fan
: control being a Lutron 3 speed rotary fan control (FSQ-2F). This is a
: click-stop type rotary fan control (not variable speed). The fan hums
: pretty noticeably. I kinda doubt it, but would the fan hum less if I used a
: Hunter rotary fan control (if they make them)? Any other suggestions?
Same thing happened to me bout 2 yrs ago. I went through 3 hunter switches
until I contact them via email. Seems they had changed designs not too long ago
and it just wasn't enough for the "original" fan I owned. They sent me one of
the old types, still going strong.
maybe im talking out my ass, but heres the story as i understand it.
the switches you are using probably use some sort of pulse width modulation.
this turns the power on and off very rapidly and the speed of the fan is
controlled by altering the amount of 'on' time as compared to the amount of
'off' time (known as the duty cycle). the only downside is that these
switch's can sometimes get noisy at low operating speeds. better switches
have better noise supression.
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