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Old 09-04-2016, 05:51 PM   #1
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high pitched squeal near ceiling fan

anyone have any thoughts on a new issue I am having.

a high pitched squeal is coming from the ceiling area near the fan. hard to tell if it's the fan or not but if you stand under it that's where the sound seems to be loudest.

currently we are not plugged in to electric due to the RV being stored and ready to sell. if we look up the battery then about 30 minutes later the squeal starts.

it is a 2003 Forest River Cardinal 29 LE

thanks for any input. we are trying to sell it and worry about this new noise.

Nancy
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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does it only squeal when the fan is on ? assuming we are talking about a ceiling fan and since we know the cheapest fans that can be had are being used it most likely has plastic bearings in there and they are causing your squeal .
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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I know that earlier the fan was not on and there was squealing. It seemed loudest right under the fan. We have had the fuses all off. But now the battery is dead. Either the squealing drained it or we have a bad battery which is less than a year old.
Charging it now so we may know more in the morning when we hook up the fully charged battery and turn on the fuses.
Thanks!
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I know that earlier the fan was not on and there was squealing. It seemed loudest right under the fan. We have had the fuses all off. But now the battery is dead. Either the squealing drained it or we have a bad battery which is less than a year old.
Charging it now so we may know more in the morning when we hook up the fully charged battery and turn on the fuses.
Thanks!
if you hear the squeal when the fan is not on . guess it's not the fan . what else is running up there . ac on ? etc . since i can't hear it there is no way for anybody to figure out where it may be coming from but you
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Yes still trying to figure it out. Don't think it is the fan though as it was not on. Nothing was on that I can tell.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:54 PM   #6
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Yes still trying to figure it out. Don't think it is the fan though as it was not on. Nothing was on that I can tell.
Maybe the batteries in your hearing aid . sorry couldn't help it just joking
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:58 PM   #7
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Haha! If only were true. in fact it sounds like my insulin pump sounds when it's time to change it. Very high pitched, very annoying. But it wasn't my pump and it's not the fan. Soooooo? I'll have to keep on experimenting until I figure it out.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:56 PM   #8
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My fan squeal was likely a bearing that needed lub. It always squealed when on, but would occasionally squeal even when off if the wind turned the fan blades. Some silicone spray solved the issue temporarily.
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Look for Twigs or leaves around the edge of the fan
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SMOKE detector

Where is your smoke detector located? Remove the battery, see if noise stops.
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