DIY by musical artist Kung Fu Maintenance showing how to balance a wobbling ceiling fan.
OK. To balance this ceiling fan, here’s what you need a ceiling fan balancing kit. It’s got this clip here you slip on to the blades if it’s wobbling. This is the clip, here, see?
What you do is you put it onto the blades of the fan. And you turn the fan on and see if it wobbles more or less at that point. Then you do that for each of the fan blades.
And it takes a long time, because you’ve got to let the fan blades stop, and all that, so no one gets hurt. But you try it on each one of the fan blades. Whichever one gives you the least amount of wobble, that’s the one that you’re going to leave your clip on.
And you’re going to slide it further up and down the blades of your fan. And you’re going to have it on the middle one, slide it out further, turn the fan on, and see if you get more or less wobble. Turn the fan off, then try sliding the weight towards the center of the fan, and see if you get more or less wobble. Adjust it accordingly.
And whatever place you get the least amount of wobble on that fan blade, you’re going to take one of these weights and it has a piece of tape on the back– sticky tape. That holds the weight on. So you’re going to stick the weight right in the middle of the fan blade, at the same place as you got the least amount of wobble with your fan weight clip. So after you stick the weight on, take the fan clip off and go ahead and test it.
If you have no more wobble, then you’re all done. If you still have some wobble, sometimes it takes more than one weight. That’s why, usually, the little kit that you buy will give you three weights. See? This one’s got two more.