Have a Fanimation Islander ceiling fan and a litex remote control (1
receiver + transmitters at both a wall switch and handheld unit). I
use CFLs with the bulb mfr's OK.
With the weather a little warmer, I cranked the fan up and realized it
was humming at both medium and high, and that the hum disappeared
momentarily when switching speeds. Additionally, one CFL has always
flickered a bit when the lights were turned off, but now it flickers
all night long. No problems when the lights are turned on.
Called Litex, and possibly I was having a really slow brain day, but
didn't comprehend a thing they said. Specifically, that I might have
overloaded the light fixture. Huh? With CFLs? They also mentioned
possible bad capacitors, but I didn't understand if they meant in the
fan or the receiver.
I'm guessing Fanimation will blame the control if I contact them. Too
bad. So sad.
I'm beginning to think the Litex person may have been on to something.
I understand the fan has a healthy electric appetite at high speed.
Like north of 1 amp.
Does anyone have any ideas? It's mounted 11 feet off the ground so I
can't easily take it down. The whole setup was wired and installed by
an electrician and is less than a year old.
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