Ceiling fans need to be precisely balanced and securely attached to the ceiling to work correctly. Yet it isn’t all that unusual for a ceiling fan to become wobbly over many hours of regular use or from damage. A wobbly ceiling fan is ineffective and annoying, plus it can be dangerous if the fan rips away from its mount. Knowing how to fix a wobbly ceiling fan ensures a long life for the fan, safe operation, and efficient air handling.
When to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan
Fix a wobbly ceiling fan immediately. Minor wobbles can exponentially turn into major wobbles, loosening the mounting system or motor and damaging the fan. Even a low-speed setting is not a safe mode of operation for a wobbly ceiling fan.
A ceiling fan that is defective—sparks, squeaks, cracks, or broken pieces—should be replaced entirely.
Make sure that the power to the ceiling fan is shut off at the circuit breaker, not just at the wall switch, remote, or chain on the fan. Be careful when working on the fan while standing on the ladder.
Source: The Spruce