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Kichler Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting

Kichler Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting

Are you facing problems after installing your Kichler ceiling fan? Here are the tips to troubleshoot your ceiling fan and how to fix these common issues. In addition, you can always call a professional or technician for an opinion.

Kichler Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting

1. If the fan won’t start…

  • Firstly, check circuit fuses or breakers.
  • Check all electrical connections to make sure the proper connection. CAUTION: Make sure the main power is OFF when checking any electrical contact.
  • Make sure that the transmitter batteries are installed properly (if applicable). 
    Positive (+) side facing out.
  • Lastly, make sure that the batteries have a good charge.

2. If the fan is noisy…

  • Firstly, ensure that all motor housing screws are snug.
  • Verify the screws that affix the fan blade brackets to the motor are perfectly tight. 
  • Give a 24-hour “breaking-in” period. Most noises come from a new fan disappearing within this time span.
  • If you have installed an additional light kit, verify the screws securing the glassware are tight.
  • Lastly, ensure that the light bulbs are not touching any other component.

3. If the ceiling fan is humming…

  • The ceiling fan makes this noise because of loose screws. Check all screws including motor housing, fan blade and blade irons screws to be sure they are snug.
  • Verify that the canopy cover ring fits snugly onto the bottom of the canopy.

How do I pair the remote to my Kichler Ceiling fan?

After the installation of the ceiling fan, follow these steps to pair with a wall control:

  1. Firstly, restore power to the ceiling fan.
  2. Now, press and hold the airflow direction button until the light kit blinks twice. If there is no light kit, the fan should do a ¼ turn back and forth and then start moving/spinning.
  3. Once the ceiling fan starts moving, release the airflow direction button and let the fan undergo the programming sequence.
  4. The ceiling fan will come to a stop once the pairing process has successfully completed.
  5. Now, test operation of the ceiling fan by pressing and holding the fan button.

*Note: No other buttons on the remote or wall control should be pressed during the pairing process. If you will do it, it would interrupt the sequence, causing issues with operation. If the process is interrupted, cut power to the fan for 10 seconds or more and then start the process again.

When the light kit on a ceiling fan isn’t working… or How to Troubleshoot Kichler ceiling fan light kit?

Check the wires of the light kit, it is possible that they may not be connected in a proper manner. Remove the light kit to ensure the white and blue light kit wires are affixed together with the help of factory installed connectors.

If a Kichler ceiling fan is wobbling…

If you are facing this problem after the installation:

  • First of all, tighten all screws. Even a single loose screw can result in an unbalanced fan. Use this checklist to verify that all the fan’s screws are tightened and secure:
    • Blade screws
    • Arm bracket screws (connected to the motor)
    • Downrod screws
    • Ball and socket screws
    • Mounting screws (you may need to drop the canopy to access these)
  • You also need to make sure that your electrical box is rated to hold a ceiling fan. In addition, also check the box in the ceiling is specifically designed as “Acceptable for Fan Support.” If not, it should be replaced.
  • Make sure that your blade levels are equal by choosing a point on the ceiling above the tip of one of the blades.
  • Measure the distance between blades. Rotate the fan until the next blade is positioned for measurement. Repeat the process for each blade. The distance deviation should be equal to within 1/8″.
  • Use the Blade Balancing Kit to balance your Kichler fan.
  • If the blade wobble is still present, try interchanging two adjacent blades to redistribute the weight for smoother operation.

Still facing problems and our guide on kichler ceiling fan troubleshooting does not cover that problem. Try to consult a professional for this purpose.

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