Hunter fans are engineered to be whisper quiet. But sometimes unusual noises can occur as a result of faulty installation or environmental factors. Most of the time, a few adjustments to the fan's components will resolve the issues.
Clicking noises are most often caused by a loose blade and/or blade holder screws. Check all the screws and tighten if needed.
In some fan models, blade holders can be installed upside down. If the rubbing noise is resulting from blade holders touching the motor housing, the fan is most likely installed incorrectly. Please consult your owner's manual to make certain the blade holders are installed properly.
An electrical buzz or hum can be caused by a variety of issues. Check that the light bulbs are the correct wattage.
Fan Control Receiver
If your ceiling fan has a control system with a receiver, a defective receiver can create a humming noise. Please Contact Us for help.
Lights on Dimmer Switches
- Light dimmer switches often create an electrical hum sound. We suggest using a Hunter control system to dim your ceiling fan lights.
- If you've tracked the buzzing to an outlet or wiring, arrange for an electrician to repair it.
- An electrical hum can come out of a circuit breaker if it is overloaded with current and not shutting off as it's meant to. Please contact an electrician to investigate and repair the cause of the buzzing.
Remember, a qualified electrician should do any necessary repairs!
Crackling/Sizzling (often with an odor)
If a popcorn-type smell is coming from your fan or you hear a crackling noise, you will need to replace the switch housing or wire harness.
If you are unable to resolve the fan noise using these tips, please click on the chat button at the bottom of this page or send us an email.
Be sure to have your fan model number handy. If the noise is caused by a fan defect and the fan is within its warranty period, you will be asked for your proof of purchase in order to begin a warranty claim.