Hunter 27232 Installation Guide

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©2012 Hunter Fan Co.
Welcome
Your new Hunter® ceiling fan is an addition to your home or office that
will provide comfort and performance for many years. This installation
and operation manual gives you complete instructions for installing
and operating your fan.
We are proud of our work. We appreciate the opportunity to supply
you with the best ceiling fan available anywhere in the world.
Before installing your fan, for your records and warranty assistance,
record information from the carton and Hunter nameplate label
(located on the top of the fan motor housing).
Cautions and Warnings
Table Of Contents
1 • Getting Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2 • Installing the Hanger Bracket . . . . . . . . 7
3 • Assembling and Hanging the Fan . . . . 8
4 • Securing Fan to Secondary Support
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5 • Wiring the Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
6 • Installing the Motor Housing . . . . . . . . 11
7 • Assembling the Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
8 • Completing Your Installation With a
Bowl Light Fixture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
9 • Operating and Cleaning Your Ceiling
Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
10 • Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
© 2012 Hunter Fan Company
• READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING
INSTALLATION. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
• Use only Hunter replacement parts.
• To reduce the risk of personal injury, attach the fan directly to the
support structure of the building according to these instructions,
and use only the hardware supplied.
• To avoid possible electrical shock, before installing your fan,
disconnect the power by turning off the circuit breakers to the
outlet box and associated wall switch location. If you cannot lock
the circuit breakers in the off position, securely fasten a prominent
warning device, such as a tag, to the service panel.
• All wiring must be in accordance with national and local electrical
codes and ANSI/NFPA 70. If you are unfamiliar with wiring, use a
qualified electrician.
• To reduce the risk of personal injury, do not bend the blade
attachment system when installing, balancing, or cleaning the fan.
Never insert foreign objects between rotating fan blades.
• To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or motor damage, do not
use a solid-state speed control with this fan. Use only Hunter speed
controls.
• This product conforms to UL STD 507 and is certified
to STD C22.2 No.113
• Wash your hands after your fan installation is complete.
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Preparing the Fan Site
Step 1 - Choose the Fan Site
Proper ceiling fan location and attachment to the building
structure are essential for safety, reliable operation, maximum
efficiency, and energy savings.
Choose a fan site where:
• No object can come in contact with the rotating fan blades during
normal operation.
• e fan blades are at least 7 feet above the floor and the ceiling is
at least 8 feet high.
• e fan blades have no obstructions to airflow, such as walls or
posts, within 30 inches of the fan blade tips.
• e fan is directly below a joist or support brace that will hold the
outlet box and the full weight of the fan.
Checklist for Existing Fan Site
If you want to use an existing fan site, complete the following checklist to
determine if the site is acceptable and safe for your new Hunter fan. If you
cannot check off every item, prepare a new fan site as described on this
page.
Fan Support System
• Fan attaches directly to building structure.
• Fan support system will hold full weight of the fan and light kit.
Ceiling Hole
• e outlet box clearance hole is directly below the joist or support brace.
Outlet Box
• e outlet box is an UL-approved octagonal 4” x 1-1/2” outlet box (or as
specified by the support brace manufacturer).
• e outlet box is secured to the joist or support brace by wood screws
and washers through the inner holes of outlet box.
• e outer holes of the outlet box are aligned with joist or support brace.
• e bottom of the outlet box is recessed a minimum of 1/16” into
ceiling.
Wiring
• e electrical cable is secured to outlet box by an approved connector.
• Six inches of lead wires extend from outlet box.
If your existing fan site is suitable, skip ahead to Section 2 • Installing the
Hanger Bracket.
30” From
Wall or
Nearest
Obstruction
Fan Support
System
Fan Support
System
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7’ Minimum
Blades to
Floor
8’ Minimum
Ceiling
Height
Suitable Existing Fan Site
Outlet Box
Wiring
Preparing the Fan Site (continued)
Step 2 - Cut the Ceiling Hole
2-1. Locate the site for the ceiling hole directly below the joist or support brace that
will hold the outlet box and fan.
2-2. Cut a 4” diameter hole through the drywall or plaster of the ceiling. You will use
the hole to install the support brace and outlet box.
Step 3 - Install a Support Brace, If Necessary
Determine if there is a ceiling joist directly above the ceiling hole. If the joist is there,
determine if it is positioned to allow you to recess the outlet box a minimum of
1/16” into the ceiling. If NOT, install a support brace as follows:
3-1. Attach a 2” x 4” support brace between two joists. Position it to allow you to
recess the bottom of the outlet box a minimum of 1/16” into the ceiling.
3-2. Check the support brace to ensure it will support the full weight of the fan and
light kit.
Steps 2 – 3
Step 4 - Install the Outlet Box
4-1. Obtain a UL-approved octagonal 4” x 1-1/2” outlet box, plus two #8 x 1-1/2”
wood screws and washers, available from any hardware store or electrical supply
house.
4-2. Orient the outlet box so that both the inner and outer holes in the box align
with the joist or support brace.
4-3. Drill pilot holes no larger than the minor diameter of the wood screws (5/64”)
through the inner holes of the outlet box.
4-4. Attach the outlet box directly to the support brace or joist with two #8 x 1-1/2” Step 4
wood screws and washers.  e bottom of the outlet box must be recessed a
minimum of 1/16” into the ceiling.
Step 5 - Prepare the Wiring
5-1. Make sure the circuit breakers to the fan supply line leads and associated wall
switch location are turned off . If you cannot lock the circuit breakers in the
off position, securely fasten a prominent warning device, such as a tag, to the
service panel.
5-2. read the fan supply line through the outlet box so that the fan supply line
extends at least 6” beyond the box.
5-3. Attach the fan supply line to the outlet box with an approved connector,
available at any hardware store or electrical supply house.
5-4. Make certain the wiring meets all national and local standards and ANSI/NFPA
70.
You have now successfully prepared your ceiling fan site. For instructions to install
your ceiling fan, go to your fan manual and continue with Section 2 • Installing the
Hanger Bracket.
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Step 5
CAUTION: All wiring must be in
accordance with national and local
electrical codes and ANSI/NFPA 70. If
you are unfamiliar with wiring, use a
qualified electrician.
Mounting and Optional Accessories
Understanding Mounting
Support Brace
Hunter’s patented mounting system provides you maximum ease in
installing your fan. This fan was designed to be mounted only on flat
ceilings and can be used on ceilings less than 8 feet high.
Low Profile
Mounting
Style
Ceiling
Outlet Box
Low Profile Mounting fits close to the
ceiling, recommended for ceilings less
than 8 feet high
Considering Optional Accessories
Consider using Hunter’s optional accessories, including a wall-mounted
or remote speed control. To install and use the accessories, follow
the instructions included with each product. For quiet and optimum
performance of your Hunter fan, use only Hunter speed controls.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of
personal injury, attach the fan directly
to the support structure of the building
according to these instructions, and use
only the hardware supplied.
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1 • Getting Ready
To install a ceiling fan, be sure you can do the following:
• Locate the ceiling joist or other suitable support in ceiling.
• Drill holes for and install wood screws.
• Identify and connect electrical wires.
• Lift 40 pounds.
If you need help installing the fan, your Hunter fan dealer can direct
you to a licensed installer or electrician.
Gathering the Tools
You will need the following tools for installing the fan:
• Electric drill with 9/64” bit
• Standard screwdriver (magnetic tip recommended)
• Phillips-head screwdriver (magnetic tip recommended)
• Wrench or pliers
• Ladder (height dependent upon installation site)
Checking Your Fan Parts
Carefully unpack your fan to avoid damage to the fan parts. Refer to
the included Parts Guide. Check for any shipping damage to the motor
or fan blades. If any parts are missing or damaged, contact your Hunter
dealer or call Hunter Technical Support Department at 888-830-1326
(In Canada, call 1-866-268-1936).
Installing Multiple Fans?
If you are installing more than
one fan, keep the fan blades and
blade irons (if applicable) in sets,
as they were shipped.
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2 • Installing the Hanger Bracket
CAUTION: To avoid possible electrical shock, before installing your fan,
disconnect the power by turning off the circuit breakers to the outlet box
and associated wall switch location. If you cannot lock the circuit breakers
in the off position, securely fasten a prominent warning device, such as a
tag, to the service panel.
2-1. Drill two pilot holes into the wood support structure through the
outermost holes in the outlet box. The pilot holes should be 9/64”
in diameter.
Hanger
Bracket
Canopy
Screw
Step 2-2
Canopy Screw
2-2. Partially install two canopy screws in the holes on each end of the
hanger bracket, as shown in the figure to the right.
2-3. Your fan comes with four mounting isolators. Position the
isolators between the hanger bracket and ceiling by inserting the
raised areas on each isolator into the holes in the hanger bracket.
Isolator
2-4. Thread the lead wires from the outlet box down through the hole
in the middle of the hanger bracket.
2-5. Align the slotted holes in the hanger bracket with the pilot holes
you drilled in the wood support structure.
Step 2-3
Note: The isolators should be flush against the ceiling.
2-6. Place a flat washer on each of the two 3” wood screws and pass
the screws through the slotted holes in the hanger bracket into
the pilot holes you drilled.
Tighten the screws into the 9/64” pilot holes; do not use lubricants
on the screws. Do not over tighten.
Flat Washer
3” Wood Screw
Steps 2-4 – 2-6
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3 • Assembling and Hanging the Fan
3-1. Position the square hanger so that the green ground wire attached
to the square faces out of the large opening in the metal bracket.
3-2. Holding the wires out of the way, lift the motor assembly and
place the square hanger into the opening in the ceiling plate.
Step 3-1
WARNING: Make sure the square hanger can not rotate in the
metal bracket. Failure to do so could result in the fan falling.
3-3. Install two locking screws through the holes in the side of the
metal bracket to secure the square hanger.
Square
Hanger
Motor
Assembly
Green
Ground Wire
Step 3-2
Green
Ground Wire
Step 3-3
#8-32 x 1” Screw
Locking Screw
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4 • Securing Fan to Secondary Support System
4-1. Find the looped end of the braided cable and insert it through the
ceiling plate and one of the holes in the outlet box into the ceiling.
4-2. Access the support brace in the ceiling. You may not be able to do
this from below the ceiling depending on your installation site.
4-3. Drive a wood screw and washer into the side of the brace that
holds the outlet box. Leave 3 mm (1/8”) of space between the
support brace and the washer.
4-4. Wrap the braided cable around the support brace once creating a
complete circle.
4-5. Hook the looped end of the cable over the wood screw so that the
braided cable lies between the washer and the support brace.
4-6. Tighten the loop and secure the screw and washer all the way
down to the support brace.
4-7. Coil up the excess cable.
4-8. Return to the fan so you can complete the fan wiring.
Step 4-1
Steps 4-2 – 4-3
3mm (1/8")
Steps 4-4 – 4-5
Support
Brace
Ceiling
Outlet Box
Braided
Cable
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Steps 4-6 – 4-7
5 •Wiring the Fan
All wiring must be in accordance with national and local electrical
codes and ANSI/NFPA 70. If you are unfamiliar with wiring, use a
qualified electrician.
Wall switches are not included. Select an acceptable general-use switch
in accordance with national and local electrical codes.
5-1. Before attempting installation, make sure the power is still off.
5-2. To connect the wires, hold the bare metal leads together and place
a wire connector over them, then twist clockwise until tight. For
all these connections use the wire connectors provided.
5-3. Connect the bare or green ground wire (grounding) from the
ceiling to the green ground wire (grounding) from the ceiling plate
and the green ground wire (grounding) from the fan.
5-4. Connect the white wire (grounded) from the ceiling to the white
wire (grounded) from the fan.
5-5. Connect the remaining wires as follows:
Dual Switch Wiring:
• The black wire (ungrounded) from the ceiling to the black wire
(ungrounded) from the fan
• The black/white wire (ungrounded) from the fan to the wire
(ungrounded) for the wall switch
Single Switch Wiring:
• The black wire (ungrounded) from the ceiling to the black
(ungrounded) and the black/white wire (ungrounded) from
the fan
Wire
Connector
CAUTION: Be sure no bare wire or wire strands are visible after
making connections.
5-6. Turn the splices upward and push them carefully back through the
ceiling plate into the outlet box.
5-7. Spread the wires apart, with the grounded wires on one side of
the outlet box and the ungrounded wires on the other side of the
outlet box.
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6 • Installing the Motor Housing
6-1. Place the fan housing over the motor.
Step 6-1
6-2. Align the keyholes in the fan housing with the two partially
installed canopy screws in the hanger bracket. Rotate the fan
housing to situate the screws in the narrow ends of the keyholes.
6-3. Install the two remaining canopy screws into the holes in the fan
housing and into the hanger bracket. Securely tighten all screws.
Motor
Fan Housing
Step 6-3
Canopy
Screw
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7 • Assembling the Blades
Step 7-1 (Detail)
Hunter fans use several styles of fan blade irons (brackets that hold the
blade to the fan).
7-1. Your fan may include blade grommets. If your fan has grommets,
insert them by hand into the holes on the blades.
7-2. Attach each blade to a blade iron using three blade assembly
screws. If you used grommets, the blades may appear slightly loose
after screws are tightened. This is normal.
7-3. Remove the blade mounting screws and rubber shipping bumpers
from the motor. Note: Some blade mounting screws are installed
in the motor to secure shipping blocks.
Grommet
7-4. For each blade, insert one blade mounting screw through the
blade iron, and attach lightly to the fan. Insert the second blade
mounting screw, then securely tighten both mounting screws.
Steps 7-1 – 7-2
Note: The blades on this fan have been treated
with Hunter’s Dust Armor protection, making
the blades less likely to attract dust and dirt.
Use a dry or slightly damp lint free cloth to
clean the blades. Do not use a furniture polish
or any other cleaners that leave any residue, as
they will damage the protective Dust Armor
on the blades.
Use with grommet
Blade Assembly
Screws
Step 7-4
Use without grommet
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Blade
Mounting
Screw
8 • Completing Your Installation With a Bowl Light Fixture
Your Hunter fan comes with an integrated light fixture assembly.
WARNING: Use only the light fixture supplied with this fan model.
8-1. To attach the upper switch housing, partially install two housing
assembly screws into the switch housing mounting plate.
8-2. Feed the upper plug connector through the center opening of the
housing.
8-3. Align the keyhole slots in the housing with the housing assembly
screws.
8-4. Turn the housing counterclockwise until the housing assembly
screws are firmly situated in the narrow end of the keyhole slots.
Install the remaining screw into the housing. Tighten all three
screws firmly.
CAUTION: Make sure the upper switch housing is securely
attached to the switch housing mounting plate. Failure to properly
attach and tighten all three assembly screws could result in the
switch housing and light fixture falling.
Steps 8-1 – 8-3
Housing
Assembly
Screw
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Upper
Switch
Housing
8 • Completing Your Installation With a Bowl Light Fixture (Continued)
8-5. To attach the lower switch housing, connect the upper plug
connector from the motor to the lower plug connector in the
lower switch housing assembly.
Note: Both plug connectors are polarized and will only fit together
one way. Make sure the connectors are properly aligned before
connecting them. Incorrect connection could cause improper
operation and damage to the product.
Housing
Assembly Screw
8-6. Place the lower switch housing assembly over the upper switch
housing. Align the side screw holes in the upper and lower switch
housings. Attach the lower switch housing to the upper switch
housing with three housing assembly screws.
Plug
Connector
Lower Switch
Housing
Plug
Connector
Detail
Step 8-5
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8 • Completing Your Installation With a Bowl Light Fixture (Continued)
8-7. Hold the glass bowl up so the threaded rod to fits through the hole Step 8-7
in the bottom of the glass bowl. Let the pull chains fall through the
hole in the bottom of the glass bowl.
8-8. Thread the pull chains through the grommet holes in the cover
plate. Press the cover plate up against the glass bowl.
8-9. Thread the light pull chain through the finial and screw the finial
onto the threaded rod end until tight.
Step 8-8
Cover
Plate
Threaded
Rod
Step 8-9
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Finial
9 • Operating and Cleaning Your Ceiling Fan
9-1. Turn on electrical power to the fan.
9-2. The fan pull chain controls power to the fan. The pull chain has four
settings in sequence: High, Medium, Low, and Off.
• Pull the chain slowly to change settings.
• Release slowly to prevent the chain from recoiling into the blades.
• The chain uses a breakaway connector that separates if the chain is
jerked. If this happens, simply reinsert the chain into the connector.
9-3. Ceiling fans work best by blowing air downward (counterclockwise
blade rotation) in warm weather to cool the room with a direct breeze.
In winter, having the fan draw air upward (clockwise blade rotation) will
distribute the warmer air trapped at the ceiling around the room without
causing a draft.
In warm weather, use downward air
flow pattern
9-4. For cleaning finishes, use a soft brush or lint-free cloth to prevent
scratching. A vacuum cleaner brush nozzle can remove heavier dust.
Remove surface smudges or accumulated dirt and dust using a mild
detergent and a slightly dampened cloth. You may use an artistic agent,
but never abrasive cleaning agents as they will damage the finish.
9-5. The blades on this fan have been treated with Hunter’s Dust Armor
protection, making the blades less likely to attract dust and dirt. Use a dry
or slightly damp lint free cloth to clean the blades. Do not use a furniture
polish or any other cleaners that leave any residue, as they will damage the
protective Dust Armor on the blades.
In cold weather, use upward
air flow pattern
To Change Airflow Direction
Turn the fan off and let it come to
a complete stop. Slide the reversing
switch on the fan to the opposite
position. Restart fan.
Reversing
Switch
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10 • Troubleshooting
Problem: Nothing happens; fan does not move.
1.Turn power on, replace fuse, or reset breaker.
2.Loosen canopy, check all connections according to the wiring the fan section.
3.Check the plug connection in the switch housing.
4.Push motor reversing switch firmly left or right to ensure that the switch is engaged.
5.Pull the pull chain to ensure it is on.
6.Remove the shipping bumpers.
Problem: Noisy operation.
1.Tighten the blade bracket screws until snug.
2.Tighten the blade screws until snug.
3.Check to see if the blade is cracked. If so, replace all the blades.
4.Change to an approved speed control.
5.Be sure that the glass is secure.
6.Check and tighten the screws in the switch housing mounting plate and in the upper and lower switch housing.
Problem: Excessive wobbling.
1.If your fan wobbles when operating, use the enclosed balancing kit and instructions to balance the fan.
2.Tighten all blade and/or blade iron screws.
If you need parts or service assistance, please call
888‑830‑1326 (In Canada, call 1-866-268-1936) or
visit us at our website at
http://www.HunterFan.com.
Hunter Fan Company
7130 Goodlett Farms Pkwy. #400
Memphis, Tennessee 38016
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