Quick Tip #34 – Fix That Wobbling Ceiling Fan

Updated: Apr 11, 2019


Wobbling ceiling fans are not safe to use. If a ceiling fan in your home shows excessive wobble, stop using it until you can get it fixed. Fans are dangerous if not installed and operated properly.

Many fans wobble because they have loose parts or need to be balanced. Find the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific fan.

In many cases, you can solve the problem by tightening bolts that hold fan blades to the motor housing. In some cases, swapping the position of some blades may solve the problem; swap blade for blade and test the operation after each swap.

If wobbling still occurs after tightening and swapping the blades, check whether your manufacturer provides a we