How to Lubricate a Hunter Ceiling Fan

Hunter ceiling fans are known for their quality, durability, and long-lasting performance. However, like any mechanical device, they require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. One essential maintenance task for any ceiling fan is lubrication.

If you notice that your Hunter ceiling fan is making unusual noises, slowing down, or not working as well as it used to, it may be time to lubricate the fan. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to lubricate a Hunter ceiling fan:

Step 1: Turn off the power supply

Before you begin, make sure to turn off the power supply to the fan. This can usually be done by turning off the circuit breaker or removing the fuse. This step is essential for safety and prevents any accidental injury or damage to the fan.

Step 2: Remove the fan blades

Use a screwdriver to remove the fan blades from the motor. Make sure to keep track of the screws and blades, so you can easily reassemble the fan later.

Step 3: Clean the motor

Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the motor housing and the blades. This will remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated on the fan.

Step 4: Lubricate the motor

Apply a few drops of lubricating oil to the bearings on the motor. You can use any type of lubricating oil that is safe for use with ceiling fans. Be careful not to over-oil the bearings, as this can cause the fan to wobble or make more noise.

How to oil a Hunter Ceiling Fan
Oiling a ceiling fan is helpful, especially if you hear a lot of noises coming from your fan like squeaky noises. These can be remedied by applying oil or lubrication to your Hunter fan.

Step 5: Reattach the blades

Once you have lubricated the motor, reattach the blades to the motor using the screws. Make sure to tighten the screws securely, but not too tight, as this can damage the fan.

Step 6: Test the fan

Turn on the power supply to the fan and test it to make sure it’s working properly. If you notice any issues, such as wobbling or unusual noises, adjust the fan until it runs smoothly.

Step 7: Repeat the process

It’s recommended to lubricate your Hunter ceiling fan every 6 to 12 months, depending on how often you use it. Regular lubrication can help prolong the life of your fan and prevent any issues from arising.

In conclusion, lubricating a Hunter ceiling fan is an important maintenance task that should be done regularly. With these simple steps, you can keep your fan running smoothly and enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained ceiling fan.

Here’s an excellent video on how to oil your Hunter Ceiling Fan:


How do I call Hunter Ceiling Fan Technical Support?

Do you need help obtaining technical support with your ceiling fan from Hunter? It is likely you may be looking for a replacement part, how to obtain support, warranty information or other details. Hunter can be reached via the phone number provided below.

Hunter ceiling fan technical support

Verified: Yes. We called the above phone number on March 6, 2023. We called after hours to see how the Hunter fan technical support line worked. The call is clearly answered by a machine that advises we have reached the Hunter fan company, and to call back during regular business hours. They also advise that more information can be found on their website at .

Although we are not the manufacturer, we would love to hear back from you about your support experience. Was it good – was it bad? How did it go? We will post any reviews or comments tothe website and attempt to answer any questions that site visitors may ask.

Hunter Ceiling Fan Builder Plus
The Builder Plus model is a pretty common, popular ceiling fan. It has an appealing look to it and is generally affordable for most homeowners. Unfortunately, ours eventually stopped working – the remote stopped communicating, and then the pullchains would no longer turn the fan on either.

In the below video, we identify that we have a Hunter Builder Plus model. It’s important that we identify what model of Hunter ceiling fan we have, before we call for technical support. When calling Hunter, we are speaking directly with the manufacturer – Hunter provides first party support for their ceiling fan models.

Hunter Stockbridge 70 Inch Ceiling Fan Review

Wow, a 70 inch ceiling fan! This is a ceiling fan with a huge blade span, to say the least. With Hunter’s patented & powerful whisperwind motor and large blade size, this fan is perfect for large indoor rooms.

Site visitors report the following advantages or pros as it relates to the Hunter Stockbridge 70″ Ceiling Fan:

Moves a lot of air. Fans with fan blades this large typically do move a lot of air. When fans are this large, they can often be referred to as industrial or commercial ceiling fans.

Stylish – The fan has a unique and appealing appearance.

Quiet fan – The fan does not make a lot of noise.

Hunter Stockbridge Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Stockbridge Ceiling Fan is a 70 inch fan. This means it can sure move a lot of air! Site visitors have advised this is a quiet fan too, which is nice. However, there’s a number of reports that the blade color as well as the globe color leaves something to be desired. What do you think – do you like the fan’s colors, or you’re not a fan? Pun intended.

Site visitors reported the following disadvantages or cons:

Some site visitors reported a slight wobble with the Stockbridge fan. Other users also reported that because of the wobble, they tried to balance the fan. Due to the blades being quite large, balancing the fan was not a pleasant experience.

There have been reports, of those who purchased this fan that they didn’t like the blade color or the globe color. While some don’t mind it, others would change the blade color and the globe color if they could.


How do I clean my Hunter ceiling fan?

Prepare the ceiling fan and area below for cleaning

The first step – prep the area! We want to put down some old sheets, or whatever rags you don’t care about that can catch dust and other dirt under the fan. You want to cover not only the area under the fan, but an area about twice the width of the fan.

Once you’ve got some drop cloth or something under the fan to catch dust and dirt (make sure you don’t have furniture right under the fan either), then it’s time to set up your ladder. You want to make sure the ladder is in such a place, that you will be able to see the top of the blades. Remove light kits and light globes too, so they don’t get dirt and dust all over them. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to take them down too so you can clean them as well!

Cleaning your Hunter Ceiling Fan

Now that you’ve got the area prepped and ready, we can start cleaning our Hunter fan! The best way to go about is to use a brush. The kind of brush you should use looks like the below. These kind of brushes are great for multiple purposes, actually. Yes, they work great with ceiling fans, but due to the reach, the telescoping arm, etc. and the shape of the brush, you can get into hard to reach places. They work great as ceiling fan cleaners but double as dusters as well. These cleaning duster u-shaped brushes are not overly expensive and serve multiple purposes, so they’re a great buy for any home owner or ceiling fan enthusiast.

Ceiling Fan Ushaped Cleaning Brush

Eversprout Flexible Microfiber Ceiling and Fan Duster

Only $25 USD, and has a reach of 8-10 ft. It’s also machine washable! A pretty nifty duster, if we do say so ourselves.

Once you’ve got the right tools, it’s onto cleaning! You’ll want to wipe both sides of the fan blades.

If there are any light globes on your Hunter ceiling fan, take them down with a screwdriver and hand wash in the sink. Before you re-attach the light kit or globe, make sure that you let the globe dry completely.

Finally, in order to prevent dust from sticking to the blades going forward – one site visitor suggested using car wax. Kind of a cool idea. We’re not sure how much car wax to apply (likely just a little bit), but you could try this trick out and let us know how it works out for you and your Hunter ceiling fan!


  • Don’t spray water or liquid onto fan blades.
  • All purpose cleaner can be used with fan blades, and a cloth or sponge to wash the blades
  • Don’t apply pressure – you don’t want to bend the fan blades


Are Hunter Ceiling Fans good at moving air?

So, how do Hunter ceiling fans perform in terms of moving air? Hunter ceiling fans are pretty good at moving air around. If you’re looking to move the maximum amount of air possible, look for a flush mount ceiling fan. These mount directly to the ceiling instead of using a downrod. For the most movement of air, look for a high flow model. A CFM rating of 7000 or more will be sufficient if you want a lot of air movement in a room.

One thing to note is that many flush mount models (this is just ceiling fans in general, not specifically Hunter) do not do a great job moving large amounts of air. Longer and wider blades are needed in order to be effective. You’ll also want to look at ceiling fans with a 60 or 70″ blade span in order to move vast amounts of air and surpass that CFM rating of 7000 we mentioned.

Hunter Fan Company Builder Deluxe Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Builder deluxe is a great example of an exemplary Hunter ceiling fan. The price is right, too – $121 USD, at the time of this writing. Excellent construction, good reliability, and the Hunter name – all for an affordable cost.

Hunter fans are one of the most well known ceiling fan brands

Hunter is one of the most well known ceiling fan brands on the market today. They have been around for a long time, and they stand behind their products. Although you will often pay a little more for a Hunter then you might for a Hampton Bay or Harbor Breeze, the difference in price is often worth it. Also, there are many times where you can find a Hunter ceiling fan on sale. Hunter fans are not that much more in terms of cost difference. But again, the difference is often worth it. Hunter uses quality parts, and has been around a lot longer. As such, they have really honed their craft of producing excellent ceiling fans.