Most quality ceiling fans are operated by a certain type of electrical control system called capacitors. Capacitor electronics in ceiling fans create distinct speed "steps" like high, medium, and low. Capacitors control the fan speed in a way that does not produce a hum. Variable fan speed controls are operated by solid state electronics which often can create a hum because they control the fan's speed in a different manner.
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- Where can I find the model number on my fan?
- Why does my Hunter fan feel warm or hot?
- Why is my fan wobbling?
- What can I do if my fan is making a noise?
- Can I purchase electrical components like capacitors, wattage limiters, or pull-chain switches?
- My fan stopped working. What do I do?
- Where can I find the date code of my ceiling fan?
- Why do I hear a “hum” sound after I installed a variable speed (solid state) control?
- My LED light is buzzing. What can I do?
- I have an older Casablanca fan and my control system stopped working.