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THE PROXIMA CEILING FAN
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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QUORUM INTERNATIONAL fans...
The Proxima 60" & 72"
© 2011 Quorum International. All Rights Reserved.
P.O. Box 961008 • Fort Worth, TX 76161 • (817) 626-5483 • FAX (817) 626-5540
I0226-04/10
QUORUM'S UNIQUE LIMITED
LIFETIME WARRANTY
This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
WHAT IS COVEREDExcept as specified below, the manufacturer
of this product warrants it to be free of all
defects in workmanship and material.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS
WARRANTY1. All costs of removal or reinstallation
of the fan.
2. Damage resulting from failure to
follow instructions contained herein.
3. Damage occurring during shipment of
the product (claims must be presented to
the carrier).
4. Damage resulting from accident,
misuse, abuse, or neglect.
5. Damage resulting from the application
of any exterior coating, or by the addition
of any unapproved accessories.
6. Damage resulting from repair or
attempted repair by anyone other than the
manufacturer.
technical skill, competence, or experience
of the user.
superior product if the defective unit is
returned prepaid to us.
8. Light bulbs, glass or acrylic
components or accessories.
TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE To obtain warranty service, the product
must be returned prepaid to Quorum.
(This warranty is not enforceable outside
the United States.) Details regarding
return shipment are explained elsewhere
in this manual. Whenever warranty
service is required, you must present a
copy of the original dated sales receipt as
proof of coverage.
9. Minor occurrences of wobble are
accepted as normal and should not
necessarily be considered a defect.
WHO MAY ENFORCE WARRANTYThis warranty may be enforced only by
the original purchaser. The end user must
possess a dated proof of purchase from an
authorized Quorum dealer to establish a
warranty claim.
LENGTH OF THE WARRANTY 1. For the fan motor - for the lifetime of
the original purchaser.
2. For everything else, except blades and
finish - one year from the date of
purchase.
3. For fan blades and finish - 90 days
from the date of purchase.
WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR We agree to correct defects outlined in the
warranty without charge, or at our option
replace the fan with an equivalent or
There is no other express warranty.
Quorum hereby disclaims any and all
implied warranties, including but not
limited to those of merchantability of
fitness for a particular purpose to the
extent permitted by law. Quorum shall
not be liable for incidental,
consequential, or special damages
arising out of or in connection with the
product use or performance except as
may otherwise be accorded by law. The
duration of any implied warranty which
cannot be disclaimed is limited to the
periods specified above in the express
warranty.
7. Damage resulting from causes other
than product defects, including lack of
WARRANTY SERVICE
1. Most problems can be handled by our
customer service agents over the
telephone. Customers seeking warranty
repair or replacement for any fan or
component are encouraged to call us for
assistance. All returns must be issued a
Return Goods Authorization number
(RGA) prior to returning the defective
unit or part. Call (817) 626-5483 Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CST to obtain a RGA number.
2. Arriving shipments will be refused if
they do not bear a valid RGA number on
the outside packaging.
3. A dated proof of purchase must
accompany any fan or component clearly
indicating the name of the original
purchaser.
4. To avoid damage in transit, the
product should be returned in its original
box and packaging. Quorum will not bear
responsibility for any shipping damage.
5. Any return of a fan or component
must be shipped freight and insurance
prepaid.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Purchased From
City
State
Fan Model No.
Date Purchased
Complete and mail the enclosed
warranty card within 10 days to ensure
your warranty is registered.
If you have any questions regarding the
warranty, or the procedures for
obtaining service, please call us at
(817) 626-5483 - Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST.
1. SAFETY RULES
1. To avoid possible electric shock, turn
off the electricity at the main fuse box or
circuit panel before you begin the fan
installation or before servicing the fan or
installing accessories.
2. Read all instructions and safety
information carefully before installing
your fan and save these instructions.
3. Make sure all electrical connections
comply with local codes or ordinances as
well as the National Electrical Code. If
you are unfamiliar with electric wiring,
please use a qualified and licensed
electrician.
4. Make sure you have a location
selected for your fan which allows clear
space for the blades to rotate, and at lease
seven (7) feet of clearance between the
floor and the fan blade tips.
Model #96608-xx: 23.61 lbs
Model #96728-xx: 26.62 lbs
5. The outlet box and ceiling support
joist used must be securely mounted, and
capable of supporting at least 50
pounds. To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or personal injury, use only
an outlet box clearly labeled "Acceptable
For Fan Support".
10. Do not attempt to control the
operation of the fan (or an optional light
kit) from any wall control that is not
approved by Quorum for use with its fans.
Do not use solid state wall controls. The
use of any unapproved control voids the
fan's warranty.
6. To reduce the risk of personal injury
use only approved hanging brackets and
screws supplied with the outlet box for
mounting to the outlet box.
11. Federal regulations require all ceiling
fans with light kits manufactured or
imported after January 1, 2009, to limit
total wattage consumed by the light kit to
190W. Therefore, this fan is equipped
with a wattage limiting device.
7. After installation is complete, check
that all connections are absolutely secure.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR INSTALLAITON
8. Do not insert anything into the fan
blades while they are rotating.
Phillips Screwdriver
Wire Cutters
Electrical Tape
Step Ladder
9. To operate the reverse function on the
fan, press the reverse button on the wall
transmitter while the fan is running.
2. UNPACKING YOUR FAN
Unpack your fan and check the contents. Do not discard the carton. If warranty
replacement or repair is ever necessary the fan should be returned in original packaging.
Remove all parts and hardware. Do not lay motor housing on its side - because the
decorative casing may shift. Check all visible screws, bolts and nuts for tightness.
Examine all parts. The following parts should be included:
1. Set of blades (a)
2. Blade support plates (b)
3. Hanging bracket (c)
4. Canopy (d)
5. Canopy cover (e)
6. Downrod assembly (4") and Alternate downrod (6") (f)
7. Yoke cover (g)
8. Fan motor assembly (h)
9. Control cup (i)
10. Control cup plate (j)
11. Decorative screw (k)
12. Wall transmitter incl. 2 mounting screws and 3 wire nuts (l)
13. 2 wall plates (white and almond), 1 face plate (almond), 2
sets of mounting screws, and machine screws (m)
14. Blade balancing kit (n)
15. Battery (o)
16. Parts bags (p) containing:
Blade attachment hardware
(Screws/lock washers, washers may be attached to
screws)
Mounting hardware (wire nuts, wood screws, machine
screws, lock washers, spring washers, metal washers.)
NOTE:
Some Quorum fan models will have slightly
different parts than what is shown here
depending upon the design you have chosen.
Basic installation procedures are similar for
all models.
c.
a.
i.
j.
d.
k.
e.
l.
f.
m.
g.
n.
o.
h.
b.
p.
IF YOU FIND THAT PARTS ARE MISSING. CONTACT YOUR DEALER FOR REPLACEMENT, OR CALL QUORUM DIRECTLY AND WE WILL MAIL REPLACEMENTS TO YOU IMMEDIATELY.
3. MOUNTING OPTIONS
1. Disconnect the power by removing fuses
or turning off circuit breakers.
2. If there is an existing outlet box, ensure it
is clearly marked "Suitable for Fan Support".
If it is not so marked, it must be replaced
with an approved one.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, FIRE, OR PERSONAL INJURY,
MOUNT THE FAN ONLY TO AN OUTLET MARKED ACCEPTABLE FOR FAN SUPPORT AND USE
MOUNTING SCREWS PROVIDED WITH THE OUTLET BOX.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Ceiling Joists
Ceiling Joists
3. Secure the outlet box (or make sure the
existing box is secured) directly to the
building structure. Use appropriate fasteners
and building materials.
Outlet Boxes
Outlet Boxes
4. Figures 1,2 and 3 are examples of
different ways to mount the outlet box in
different situations. A longer downrod may
be required in sloped ceiling situations to
maintain proper blade clearance.
5. To hang the fan in locations where no
ceiling joist is available, a hanger support bar
may be required (Figure 4). Quorum
distributes approved hanger support bars and
outlet boxes.
Fig. 3 Ceiling Joists
Fig. 4
Ceiling Joist
Hanger
Support Bar
Ceiling Joist
Angled ceiling
maximum
25º angle
Recessed
outlet Boxes
(with 4" downrod)
Outlet Boxes
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, INSTALL THE PRIMARY MOUNTING MEANS AND USE ONLY THE HARDWARE
PROVIDED WITH THE FAN.
4. HANGING YOUR FAN
WARNING -Turn off the power!
DO NOT fasten the blades to the fan until
it is assembled and hanging from the
ceiling. To do so now will likely bend the
blade arms and almost certainly cause
wobble.
Fig. 5
Fig. 7
Downrod
assembly
Hanger bracket
CAUTION: Remove 4 rubber packing
mounts from fan motor assembly and
discard before installation.
Ceiling
canopy
1. If not already affixed to the hanger
bracket, place the rectangular rubber isolators
between the hanger bracket and outlet box.
Secure the hanger bracket to the outlet box
using the 2 long steel screws supplied with
the outlex box.
2. Remove the set pin and safety lock clip
from the yoke on top of the motor assembly.
Slide the downrod through the canopy and
canopy cover. Slide the yoke cover onto the
downrod (Fig. 5). Feed the wires from the
fan motor through the downrod assembly.
Canopy
cover
Yoke cover
Fig. 6
Downrod
3. (Fig. 6) Attach the downrod assembly
(downrod, yoke cover, canopy and canopy
cover) to the motor by sliding the downrod
into the yoke on top of the motor assembly.
Slide the set pin through the hole in the yoke,
downrod and secure it with the safety lock
clip. Tighten the set screws on yoke. The
yoke cover will lower down to conceal the
yoke. Feed the wires through the downrod
ball.
4. Lift the fan motor without the blades and
place into the hanger bracket, rotating the
ball until the groove engages the tab on the
hanger bracket. This locks the ball mount
and fan motor, preventing fan rotation during
operation. (Fig. 7)
Canopy
Canopy cover
Yoke cover
Yoke
Set pin
Set screw
Safety
lock clip
Downrod
5. ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
REMEMBER -Turn off the power!
3. Inside the ceiling junction box be sure
to spread the wires apart so that the black
connection is on one side of the outlet box
and the white/white and green/copper
connections are on the other side.
4. Connect the wiring from the wall
switch receptacle to wall transmitter unit.
Carefully tuck the connected wires
inside the junction box. Secure the
transmitter with the two screws
provided. Attach the face plate over
the transmitter with the two screws
provided.
Hook up in "series only" do not connect
the hot and neutral wires of electric
circuit to the transmitter wall switch damage to the switch and possible fire
could occur.
5. Inside the ceiling junction box be sure
to spread the wires apart so that the black
connection is on one side of the outlet box
and the white/white and green/copper
connections are on the other side.
Fig. 8
GROUND
2. (Fig. 8) Connect the BLACK building
supply wire to the BLACK fan wire.
Connect the WHITE building neutral wire
to the WHITE fan neutral wire. Connect
the COPPER building ground wire to the
GREEN fan ground wire.
Use ONLY wall controls approved by
Quorum. Use of unapproved wall
controls will cause unacceptable
humming noise, and avoids the fan
warranty.
WH
1. Spread the wires apart so that the black
wire from the fan is on one side of the
mounting bracket and the white wire and
green ground wire are on the other side.
If your junction box has a ground
wire (green or bare copper), connect
the transmitter's ground wire to it.
Otherwise, connect the transmitter
ground wire directly to one of the
screws from the outlet box.
BLK
Use the wire nuts supplied with your fan
when making connections. Secure the
connectors with electrical tape and make
sure there are no loose connections or wire
strands.
BLK
House
supply
wire
Remove the existing wall plate and
switch from the wall junction box.
Connect the other BLACK wire
(labeled "TO POWER SUPPLY")
from the transmitter to the remaining
BLACK wire from the wall (A/C
supply source).
GRN
BLK
Connect one BLACK wire from the
wall to one BLACK wire (labeled "TO
FAN") from the wall transmitter.
WH
Outlet box
Ceiling
Fan canopy
Wall control
NOTE: It may be necessary to bind
the house wires to the corresponding
receiver wires with electrical tape
before capping them with wire nuts.
This will prevent them from slipping
apart during the rest of the installation.
6. COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the wiring is safely inside the Fig. 9
outlet box as instructed in Step 5 Electrical Connections. To install the
canopy, slide the canopy up to hanger
bracket and place the key hole on the
Hanger
canopy over the screw on the hanger
bracket
bracket, turn canopy until it locks in place
at the narrow section of the key holes. (Fig.
9) Align the circular hole on canopy with
the remaining hole on the hanger bracket,
secure by tightening the two set screws, lift
canopy cover and attach by turning
Screws
clockwise. Note: Adjust the canopy screws
as necessary until the canopy and canopy
cover are snug. (Fig. 9)
2. Installing the Blades
Insert the blade through the access window
from the blade holder. Align holes from the
blade and motor and secure with screws and
blade support plate. Repeat process with the
other blades. (Fig. 10) DO NOT bend the
blade arms when installing the blades.
Fig. 11
Outlet box
Screws
Canopy
Canopy cover
Fig. 10
Fiange
plate
Control
cup
Screws
Fig. 12
3. Attaching the Control Cup
Attach the control cup to the flange of the
motor by using the three screws provided
that are pre-installed on the flange. (Fig. 11)
Blades
4. Attaching the Control Cup Plate
Attach the control cup plate to the control
cup with the decorative screw provided.
(Fig. 12)
Blade support
plates
Screws
Control cup
Control
cup plate
Decorative screw
7. INSTALLING THE WALL CONTROL
REMEMBER -Turn off the power!
Hook up in "series only" do not connect
the hot and neutral wires of electric
circuit to the transmitter wall switch damage to the switch and possible fire
could occur.
Fig. 13
3. (Fig. 13) Carefully tuck the wire
connections inside the junction box.
Secure the wall control with the two
screws provided. Attach the wall plate
over the wall control and secure with the
two screws provided.
1. Remove the existing wall plate and
switch from the wall junction box.
2. If your outlet box has a ground wire
(green or bare copper) connect the wall
control's ground wire to it; otherwise
connect the wall control's ground wire
directly to one of the screws from the
outlet box.
8. OPERATING YOUR TRANSMITTER
Your DC brushless motor is equipped with an
automatically learned type remote control.
There are no frequency switches on the
receiver; the receiver unit will automatically
scan the frequency from the wall control if
any changes are made. The frequency
settings on the transmitter should be changed
only in case of interference or if a second or
more ceiling fans with the same type of
control system are installed in the same
structure. (Fig. 14) (It is recommended that
you not use the factory code settings. Change
codes setting to any other combination of dip
switch setting to avoid issues).
Remove the panel from the transmitter and
then install one 23A/12V battery (included).
To prevent damage to transmitter, remove the
battery if not use for long periods of time
(Fig. 14).
A. I, II, III, IV, V and VI buttons:
These six buttons are used to set the fan
speed as follows:
I = minimum speed
II = low speed
III = medium low speed
IV = medium speed
V = medium high speed
VI = high speed
B.
button:
This button turns the fan off.
C.
Reverse button:
This button is to control fan direction.
D. "SET" code setting button:
Follow the below steps to use the set
button.
Step 1. With the fan’s power off, arrange
code switches to desired code setting.
Fig. 14
Step 2. After installing the unit and restoring
power to the fan, press and hold the “SET”
button 1 - 5 seconds. You must press the
“SET” button within 60 seconds of restoring
power to the fan.
Step 3. The fan will start to run and begin
the control setting process. The fan will run
in both directions for a total of
approximately 5 minutes.
Step 4. When the fan stops after
approximately 5 minutes, the control and
speed setting process is complete and the
fan is ready for use.
NOTE: If you want to change the blades: 1.
Turn off the power. 2. change the blades.
3. turn the power on. 4. replay the step
2,3,4.
The receiver provides the following
protective function:
1. Lock position: The DC motor has a
built-in safety against obstruction during
operation. The motor will be locked
operation and disconnect power after 30
seconds of interruption. Please remove
obstacles before re-set.
2. Over 80W protection: When the
receiver detects motor power consumption
which is greater than 80W, the receiver
power will be stopped and operation will
immediately discontinue. Turn the receiver
power on after 5 seconds.
Fig. 15
9. FAN OPERATION AND CARE
1. A ceiling fan is an environmentally
smart choice to cool as well as to help
warm your home or office. Adjust your
HVAC thermostat during fan use to save
additional energy and money on your air
conditioning and heating utility bills. You
should see a significant reduction in both
your heating and cooling costs by regular
use of your fan.
Do not hesitate to use your fan during
summer and winter months. In summer,
(Fig. 16) using the reverse switch, adjust
the fan's direction so cool air is blown
down, producing a cooling breeze. In
winter, (Fig. 17) reverse the fan so that an
upward airflow will push warm air off the
ceiling and circulate it downwards into the
living area. In winter months, use the fan
at a lower speed than summer.
2. Periodically check tightness of all
screws securing the blades to the blade
arm attachment points. A clicking or a
rattling noise is a sure indication of
loosening screws. Since screws will
invariably work loose over time, at least
once a year, tighten all the screws
attaching blades to blade arms. Do not
bend blade arms when cleaning or
servicing the fan.
3. Clean you fan periodically using only
a cloth dampened with a mild detergent
solution for all hardware - never use
solvents. The finish plating is lacquered
to prevent tarnishing. Use a lint-free cloth
with clean water to clean blades.
Fig. 16
4. You will never need to oil or lubricate
your fan. Its permanently sealed bearings
will provide trouble free, silent operation
for many years.
5. If repairs or servicing are ever
required, to avoid possible electric shock,
turn off the electricity at the main fuse
or circuit panel before you begin.
Fig. 17
WINTER
10. TROUBLESHOOTING
FAN WILL NOT START
1. Check that the electricity has been
turned on at the circuit breaker which had
probably been turned off during
installation.
2. Turn off the electricity. Check all
connections in the wiring of the fan at the
ceiling and make sure it follows the
wiring instructions outlined in this
manual.
3. Be sure ON/OFF power switch on the
wall control is in ON position.
NOISE
Note: Always allow a day or two "run-in"
time for any new fan at medium or high
speed. When attempting to diagnose
noise, listen carefully from several sides
to try and isolate the location of the noise
(blade, upper end, motor, light kit, etc.)
1. Tighten all screws attaching blades to
blade arms. Remember to tighten these
screws at least once a year because they
may loosen slowly over time and cause a
clicking noise.
2. Turn off the power. Loosen the
canopy and check that the wiring and/or
wire nut connectors are not resting against
the canopy, possibly vibrating while the
fan is on.
3. Use of a standard light rheostat or an
unapproved fan wall control to control the
fan speed will always cause an annoying
"hum". Many fan motors do not work
quietly with solid state variable speed
controls.
4. Check that the rubber gasket on the
mounting bracket has been installed if
called for in the installation instructions.
5. Check that the canopy in not touching
the ceiling.
6. Check that all screws on the motor
housing and the bottom housing are tight.
FAN TURNS, BUT DOES NOT MOVE
MUCH AIR
1. The fan may be running in reverse.
Press the reverse button on transmitter to
set the fan in forward operation.
2. The distance from the ceiling to the
blades may be too small. For downrod
fans, optimal placement would be 8-9 feet
from the floor.
3. The room may contain items which
obstruct the air flow.
4. The fan may be too small for the size
of the room.
EXCESSIVE WOBBLE
Note: A small amount of wobble is
considered acceptable and should not be
considered a defect.
1. Make certain all blades are tightly
attached to each blades' respective blade
arm.
REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABLE
A full range of genuine replacement
spare parts are available at reasonable
cost directly form Quorum
International. Please call us at (817)
626-5483. Monday through Friday
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CST.
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