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Cool Daring, you did a great job at mounting! :)

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The motors on ceiling fans are strong but not immortal. In the lab, we use centrifuges that spin a thousand (and in some cases 100,000 but lets not go there) times faster than a ceiling fan. Replacing the (conductive) brushes due to wear is an every few month process. Ceiling fans are really not designed for such replacement.

You got 10 years out the last one, which means you did a great job mounting and balancing it at the outset.

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thought I would give you guys an update.

I bought a new fan and when I removed the old one I discovered a large amount of black dust/shavings that came from the motor, spinning it by hand once I had it down I could feel it grinding inside as I held it by the shaft and slightly hear a squeak .

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OH and after all these years and how much it is used pretty much 24/7 summer and winter the bearings in the fan are probably shot causing it to shake a bit and vibrate.

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Thank you for the replies.

yes lately is has been vibrating and come to think of it that is about the time the bulbs began blowing out.

looks like it is time for a new fan after 16 years. Thanks again

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Insat there are just too many variables there to make a determination. I was wondering about the vibration myself. We all know how easy a hot bulb breaks the filament if it is jarred.

The only other thought might be surges, caused by loose connections, but this would be evident when the fan and light was turned on by obvious fluctuations in the light.

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we had a similar problem in our old house, and found out that it wasn't grounded. Not sure if this helps, but good luck. It wasn't a fan, but a lighting fixture that just kept blowing bulbs frequently.

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I have an electrical question if anyone may know how to solve.

the ceiling fan in our bedroom keeps blowing bulbs constantly. I am using 40 watt bulbs of which it is rated for and have even tried 20 watt bulbs with the same results yet the same brand bulbs will last a year in other places around the house and within a week 2 of the bulbs will blow then the 3rd but the last bulb will work for weeks until I replace the blown bulbs then it starts all over again and it dont blow bulbs in any pattern it is totally random.

the fan is about 10 years old and I installed it. I know I wired it properly as I am an accomplished do it your selfer and have wired up many things. I even checked the wiring and it seems fine. never had a problem with other fans, outlets, switches and such I have installed.

also it is on a dimmer switch if that matters. come to think of it that fan is the only thing in the house on a dimmer switch. HMM

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