This week one of our rental property tenants called to tell us the ceiling fan was falling. Upon inspection I could see the fan mounting bracket was not tightly fastened to the ceiling box and one of the blades was slightly damaged. I removed the four screws at the top of the canopy to allow the fan assembly to be removed. Once free the missing screw was replaced (a #8-32 1″.) With the mounting bracket now secure the fan can be raised back up. If your fan uses a downrod extension the ball on the extension would fit in the socket part of the mounting bracket and the canopy would then cover that. We are doing a flush to the ceiling mount and thus the four screws are reinserted horizontally through the canopy into the mounting bracket. Upon testing our work we found the balance to be off a bit, likely from the dinged blade. Adding a weight to the opposite blade cured the wobble and the fan is now in good working order.
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