Tighten all Screws
- Turn the ceiling fan off. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws that connect the fan to the ceiling. Turn the screwdriver clockwise to tighten.
- Tighten the two screws that mount the blades to the ceiling fan motor housing. Turn the screws on each blade clockwise to tighten.
- Tighten the three screws that mount the fan blades to the blade assembly. Turn each of the three screws clockwise to tighten.
- Turn the ceiling fan on high and observe the blades for wobbles.
- Turn the ceiling fan off and wait for it to stop turning. Clip a weight from the fan-balancing kit near the middle of one fan blade.
- Turn the fan on high to see whether the fan rotates evenly and levelly. Turn the fan off.
- Move the weight from blade to blade until the fan balances and the blades are level.
- Peel the backing off a fan weight and stick it on top of the fan blade that the clip-on weight balanced.
Things You Will Need
- Fan-balancing kit
- Tightening all screws on a ceiling fan may level the fan, remove squeaks and noises and allow the fan blades to turn level.
- Turning a ceiling fan on high usually produces the most wobble to help you determine how to balance the blades to level the fan.
- Fan-balancing kits are available at hardware stores, ceiling fan stores and home improvement centers.