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Old 07-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 Rockwood 8280WS with the living room ceiling fan. I tried it for the first time in the recent heat wave. On the low setting it seems to be making a considerable amount of humming motor noise. I was wondering if anyone else has a similar fan and if it makes the same noise.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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My ceiling fan is also quite noisy and the wall switch gets very hot especially at lower speeds.
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Thanks for the reply. I have not noticed the switch being warm, but I will pay attention now. It is not an unbearable amount of hum, but slightly annoying and I have to turn the television volumn up a notch or two. I did not want to haul it back for the dealer to check under warranty if it was just me being sensitive to the noise. I will get back to you on that switch warming up after I have it running for awhile today.
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I let the fan run for several hours today. I checked the switch and could not notice any heat or warmth. I had the fan on low speed but did not have the lights on.
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I let the fan run for several hours today. I checked the switch and could not notice any heat or warmth. I had the fan on low speed but did not have the lights on.
We are talking about the same ceiling fan; right? Mine does not have lights and is powered by 12VDC from a fancy switch. The speed control is mounted inside the switch. I will try to find a photo (or take one) tonight.
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Mine is also noisy. It is a flush mount with no down rod. The ceiling it's mounted to is slopped. I don't know if the fan is designed to operate on an angle. I shopped for a higher quality replacement fan but they all said they should be mounted level.
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Mine is surface mounted, no lights and is 12v
On off is a standard household rocker switch, fan low medium and high is by pull cord.

Mounted at an angle and no noise.
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Mine is 125 volt with a rocker switch for the fan, a pull chain for speed control and a pull chain for the light.
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We are talking about the same ceiling fan; right? Mine does not have lights and is powered by 12VDC from a fancy switch. The speed control is mounted inside the switch. I will try to find a photo (or take one) tonight.
We also have a 8280WS...the ceiling fan, with lights is 120V AC with the on/off switch under the cabinet above the kitchen sink.

Yes it has a loud hum. Spent 3 weeks in AR in May and the fan ran continously the whole time we were there without issues.

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Old 07-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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I have the same set up as Dave Monica. It sounds like the humming noise is normal.
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