Hunter Ceiling Fan Wobbles, Makes Humming Noises

If the ceiling fan wobbles or makes noises, the blades may be unbalanced. You’ll need to balance the blades. There are three reasons why a ceiling fan may go out of balance. The three reasons are either a bent blade bracket, a weight discrepancy with the fan, or warped blades.

To start troubleshooting the fan, take a look at it from the side. Do any of the blades appear to be out of line with the rest of the blades? If so, you can try to carefully bend the blade back into place. Use a measuring tape and check if all the blades are the same distance from the ceiling. Also check that they have the same pitch. You can verify this by checking, do any blades look narrower, wider or different that the others. Also look at the blades from below. Check they are spaced evently.

If you are going to bend the blades back, be very careful. The brackets can snap with some force being applied. If you do snap a bracket, you can sometimes purchase a replacement bracket set from the hardware store.  You can also find replacement Hunter fan brackets here.

If the blades appear to be in line properly, there could be a weight issue among the blades. Take a quarter, and tape it to the top of each of the blades. Do this one blade at a time. Observe and see if the balance gets better, with each blade.

Hunter Ceiling Fan Blade Balancing Kits

If you have not been successful with balancing using a quarter, or other small weights like two dimes, nickels, etc. you can try using a blade balancing kit. These kits come with a number of weights, instructions, and different materials. A blade balancing kit is very useful if you feel that you may be repairing ceiling fans often. For instance, if you are a repairman or handyman and you often visit homes where it would be beneficial to have a blade balancing kit with you. These kits are very inexpensive – often less than $20. As such, it’s pretty easy and convenient to purchase one and use it for pretty much any time you need it.

How to Change a Hunter Light Globe

If you have recently broken a light globe, then you’ll need to replace said light globe. Sometimes light globes can smash or break for the following reasons:

  • Kids were kicking the ball around and it impacted the ceiling fan.
  • Someone got really angry and smashed a door closed, which caused the ceiling fan or globe to fall down from the ceiling.
  • Someone really tall walked into the fan.
  • You were trying to change the bulb and dropped the globe.

First, ensure that you turn off all the power to the fan. You may need to wait a few minutes after the power is off before you try to touch the bulbs. The bulbs may be hot, and it takes them a few minutes to cool down. Check the bulb to see if it’s still hot. You may want to use a tissue to remove it. Try not to touch the halogen globe as oils from your hands and dirt gets onto the globe.

Make sure you don’t use more wattage in the plug than it can allow for. If you’re not sure what wattage is supposed to be used, check the last bulb to determine how many watts it was measured at. If you have no idea, you can check the manual that came with the fan. If that fails, try searching for your Hunter ceiling fan manual online.

How to Balance a Hunter Ceiling Fan

Hunter ceiling fans are known for their quality of construction, and reliability in the industry today. However, occasionally even the best ceiling fan may start showing wobbly blades. This means that you need to balance your fan. If the fan is left to rotate this way, it can cause damage to the fan. Plus it is also annoying. It’s important if you notice your fan starting to wobble, that you repair the issue. This will lead to better air efficiency and the fan will have a longer life span due to it.

1. Check the screws that attach the blades to the blade holders. Make sure the blades are tight in their mountings to prevent wobbling.

2. Check all the fan blades and wipe them all down with a damp rag. Removing dirt helps to balance the fan. Remove all the dust, dirt etc. and check if the fan still wobbles after.

3. Use a measuring tape to check the length from the tip of each fan blade, to the ceiling. All the blades should have the same measurement from the tip of the blade to the ceiling. If any are under or over the measurement from the others, then your blades might be bent slightly up or down at the blade holder. If the fan is still wobbling at this point, you will need to purchase a balancing kit.

4. Bring your fan balancing kit home and open it up. There should be a plastic clip-on weight and several metal weights which are stick-on. Find the middle point of the blade. Measure the blade, divide the span/length by 2. This is the middle. At the middle point, attach the clip-on weight. Turn the fan on. If the wobble gets worse, go to the next blade until the wobble stops. Once the wobble stops or becomes less you have found the blade that is unbalanced.

5. Use the clip-on weight to go up and down the unbalanced blade. When the wobble stops, you have found the source of the problem. Remove the plastic weight and attach a metal stick-on weight. The problem is resolved.Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.

Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.

How to install a Hunter ceiling fan

Welcome to the Hunter installation page. Here we have listed the different installation instructions on how to install your Hunter ceiling fan. There are a few different models. We have a video posted here for each model of ceiling fan. We find that a visual walkthrough of installing your ceiling fan is so much more useful then text on a screen. Seeing someone else doing the work will make things much easier for you if you need some help with installation.

How to Install Your Hunter 2x Series Fan

This video will walk you through installing your series 2 hunter fan. Your user guide would have more information on how to do this, but this video is right from Hunter itself … you might even find it more helpful then your user’s manual!

How to Install Your 5xxxx Series Fan

Tools you will need

  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Wire Strippers
  • Power Drill with drill bit
  • May need ladder

How to Install Your Low Profile 5xxxx Series Fan

    • Lay out all your parts required for the installation
    • Make sure they are all there
    • Turn off power at the circuit breaker
    • Place the ceiling bracket
    • Line up the holes
    • Secure with washers, screws, nuts
    • Remove the shipping blocks
    • Attach grommets to the blades
    • Install the downrod

    Watch the video for more steps

Hunter Claymore 54″ Ceiling Fan

A beautiful ceiling fan featuring a brushed cocoa finish, antiqued cherry hand carved blades, and a whisperwind motor for quiet operation. Max airspeed movement is at 5000 CFM capacity. Also comes with a 2 candelabra bulb light kit and a limited lifetime warranty.

Below we have some commonly asked questions related to the Hunter Claymore. If you have a question you would like to ask, feel free to post a comment to this page. We will attempt to answer your questions as best we can. Please do not hesitate to post something, as long as you are asking a question and not saying anything bad. We will answer all standard, straight-forward asked questions in a timely manner and add them to this page.

Common Questions Related to Hunter Claymore Model 28787


Q> I need help finding a replacement remote for the Hunter Claymore, which is fan model 28787. Can you help me?

Q> I need to find a replacement part for my Hunter Claymore, such as a new light kit or glass globe. What should I do?

A> Below we have listed a parts guide for the Hunter Claymore. This should help alleviate concerns related to finding replacement parts, or a replacement remote. These are the most common parts that require replacement on the Hunter Claymore. A remote is an easy part to lose and then not be able to find again – happens to a lot of our site visitors, so don’t worry. We’ll help you out as best as we can.

Hampton Bay Claymore Ceiling Fan User’s Manual
The user’s manual is useful for installation, cleaning and maintenance, troubleshooting, and alternate forms of installation. If you cannot find the original manual that came with your ceiling fan, you may find this link useful.

Hampton Bay Claymore Ceiling Fan Parts Guide
Useful for determining what comes with the fan, and what part numbers correspond to which part. If you need a replacement part but don’t know the part number, this is a good place to check and take a look.

Hampton Bay Claymore Ceiling Fan Energy Guide
Information on the energy settings on the ceiling fan, how to conforms to industry standards, energy usage at peak levels, and more. If you want to determine how much energy the fan will use, this guide would be useful for that purpose.

Hunter 2012 Brochure & Parts Guide

The 2012 brochure has not only part numbers and more information on mostly every ceiling fan available in 2012, it also lists all replacement Hunter parts produced in that year. On page 82 starts the section on Hunter replacement remotes, so if that is what you are looking for this may be useful for you.

Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote Controls – How do I determine which replacement remote I need?

This is a question that gets asked often – what remote control do I purchase to replace my existing Hunter remote control? This is actually a very common question as the remotes tend to get lost or broken quite often. Before you go about purchasing a new remote (and we can help you to determine which remote you need further on down this page), we recommend some of the following troubleshooting steps.

If you have already tried all of these steps, you can skip down the page further to Step 4 – Replacing the Remote.

Step 1: Check the batteries on the remote

You should always first check the batteries on the remote to determine if the batteries are dead. Try to change the batteries anytime you have a problem first. This is especially prevalent in situations where you have noticed degradation of the signal over time. Eventually, the batteries will just die and then you will not have any control via the remote any further. Always check the batteries as a first step anytime you are having problems with your remote.

Step 2: Check the dipswitches

The dipswitches is what controls the frequency of the remote. You cannot set the frequency that the remote and the fan operate on via any programming – instead, the dipswitches accomplish this. On the fan as well as on the remote, the dipswitches need to be programmed the same way. Often times, the dipswitches will look like three switches that can go up or down.

Below we have a picture of how the dip switches work and function in this environment:

How dip switches work

As you can see, the dip switches need to be set the same way on the receiver as they are set on the transmitter. This can apply to ceiling fans as well as many other facets in the electronics industry – there are other appliances out there that also use dip switches.

Step 3: Check with the manufacturer – is there any other programming method

Check with Hunter themselves or by finding the manual that came with your ceiling fan. Is there any other way to program your ceiling fan remote? If your remote has dipswitches, chances are there isn’t. You can do a little research – try googling around or looking up your fan’s manual. If you are not able to come up with any other conclusion,

Step 4: Replacing the remote

If the other two steps have not worked out, or you just want to skip these and head straight to remote replacement – we’re here to help. Below, we have a link to a Hunter downloadable PDF. This PDF is a brochure but it also has part numbers for replacement parts, If you scroll down to page 81, this is the section where you can see all the Hunter replacement remotes available. Here you can match up the part you need to your fan, and then from there you can determine which remote will work with your fan.

Hunter Brochure and Parts Guide – Scroll down to page 81 to see the remotes that are available from Hunter. From there you can find the right one that works with your particular fan, and the part number that you need for your remote.

Once you have the part number you need, finding the replacement part is a heck of a lot easier. We may have the replacement Hunter remote you are looking for. You can also try Googling the part number if we don’t have it, or check with your local Home Depot as well.