any ideas on hum on a Mika Aire fan?
I normally hang out on the decorating forum but our electrician is racking his brains to figure this one out and I thought I'd thought it out here to see if anyone might have come across it or have any ideas.
I bought a pair of Minka Aire Volterra fans and had them installed by a professional electrician. There was a slight hum/noise at first but we thought, let's let it burn in and see if that makes a difference. Well, burn it made no difference at all. It isn't a balance thing, you can hear the sound in the motor. Both fans make identical noises.
Electrician came back out after talking to Minka Aire and they said the box was installed too close to a box that had a remote in it and that had caused a problem. So they sent new controllers but we had the same issue. Then Minka suggested he direct wire it to see if that got rid of the problem. Nope. Still noisy.
Electrician said he would contact Minka to see if they had any further ideas but I'm getting really frustrated. I finally sprung for two of the more expensive (and beautiful) fans and I can't use them with the noise. I have an 8-year-old Hunter Douglas fan that only cost me 1/3 of the price of these fans and it's absolutely silent.
I hate the thought of taking them down and taking them back but that might be my next step.
Here's hoping someone has some ideas. Thank you in advance.
Here is a link that might be useful: noisy fan