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How do you replace a Hunter fan motor?

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If the motor of a Hunter fan is found to be defective, a repair person from the manufacturer replaces it free of charge regardless of the age of the fan as long as the owner has a proof of purchase. The company advises homeowners against wiring fan parts themselves.

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Although the manufacturer builds motors that are meant for lifetime operation, all Hunter fans are covered under a limited lifetime warranty. Before sending a repair person to replace the motor or one of its components, a representative troubleshoots the problem by asking questions about the fan's age, usage and operation, and replacement parts for other fan components may be recommended. The fan may also need to be sent to the manufacturer or brought to a service location for examination. If no other method fixes the fan, the company replaces the motor per the warranty.

If the Hunter ceiling fan is from a previous homeowner, the warranty does not apply. In this case, homeowners may consider replacing the fan itself after trying all other fixes as fan motors often cost almost as much as a new fan, and Hunter replacement motors are difficult for homeowners to find and purchase. Motors from other companies are likely to stop working after some time and may not work with the fan.

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