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How To Find The Model Number On A Hunter Ceiling Fan

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You find your Hunter ceiling fan in your living room so durable that you want to buy the same model for your guest room. But you can't proceed to get one since you no longer have your user manual, and you don't know where to look for the model number of your ceiling fan. Well, you're on the right page! We've asked the experts about your Hunter ceiling fan concern, and here's what they have to say.

The location of your Hunter ceiling fan model number will depend on the type of ceiling fan you've installed. For downrod mount fans, you'll find it on the ID sticker on top of the motor housing. Look for a number right after "MOD." For low profiles also known as hugger fans, you'll see the ID sticker on the mounting bracket itself.

Continue reading to learn more about the Hunter ceiling fan date code and other relevant details. We'll also address some of the most common inquiries related to ceiling fans that purchasers and even current Hunter ceiling fan owners have.

Hunter brand of ceiling fans in boxes on shelf, How To Find The Model Number On A Hunter Ceiling Fan

Locating Your Hunter Ceiling Fan Model Number

There are several places you can search to locate your Hunter ceiling fan model number. One is the outside of the packaging or the fan box's lower corner if you still have it. The model number can also be found in the lowest corner of the user's manual. Or you can check your receipt in your email if you purchased your fan online.

If you don't have any of the above, look for the number on the fan itself. With downrod mount fans, you'll have to look for an ID sticker on the top of the motor housing; you'll see the number right next to "MOD." To get the number, you may use a smartphone or a mirror. The ID sticker for low-profile fans, on the other hand, can be found on the mounting bracket.

Watch this Youtube video for a visual guide on how to locate your Hunter ceiling fan model number:

Where Are Hunter Fans Made?

Hunter fans are made in Memphis. Being the world's first ceiling fan maker (having been founded in 1886), Hunter Fan is the world's leading manufacturer of ceiling fans and other home comfort items. In the late 1880s, John Hunter and his son James developed a revolutionary, effective method of cooling people, and the Hunter Fan Company was established. 

For more than 60 years, its corporate offices and production plant were situated on Frisco Rd., just off Airways Blvd., near the Memphis International Airport.

What Makes The Hunter Original Ceiling Fan Stand Out?

The Hunter Original® fan design goes back to the start of the 20th century, and it continues to provide exceptional performance. The thick cast-iron housing not only reduces fan wobbling but also draws heat away from the motor's electrical components.

The Original's motor is bigger than any other ceiling fan motor, making it the most powerful. The blades may now be pitched at a 15-degree angle, resulting in more air circulation and less noise.

The ceiling fan's oil-bath lubrication system also protects all of the motor's primary moving components, extending the motor's life.

Old ceiling fan

How Do I Know What Size Ceiling Fan I Have?

The diameter of a ceiling fan determines how much air it circulates. More spacious rooms require larger diameter fans, while smaller areas necessitate smaller diameter fans. Here are some examples:

Small Spaces

Small ceiling fans ranging from 30 to 48 inches work well in rooms of 100 square feet or fewer. Fan models with a small diameter are perfect for home offices and laundry facilities.

Large Spaces

With 400 square feet or fewer, medium ceiling fans in the 48-54 inch range will definitely perform well. Living spaces, bedrooms, and kitchens benefit from these medium-diameter fans.

Extra Large Spaces

Large ceiling fans of 56 inches or more work well in spaces larger than 400 square feet. Lofts and open-concept living areas benefit from large diameter ceiling fans.

How Much Does A Hunter Original Fan Weigh?

The weight of the Hunter Original fan is 50.15 lbs, as specified in the user manual and also on their homepage. 

The Original was one of the first electric ceiling fan designs in the early 1900s. Throughout the years, no matter its weight, it became one of our first fans with the capability to reverse motor direction for the winter and to receive a SureSpeed® Guarantee.

Ceiling fan

What Are Hunter Original Series Fans?

The ultimate goal of Hunter Original® was to provide a long-lasting durable ceiling fan, the reason why individuals say their Hunter Original fan has hung in their home or company for 20, 30, or even 40 years.

Cast iron materials were widely employed since pre-World War II, and an oil bath lubrication system was used on a variety of items, including ceiling fan motor bearings, to keep machine parts moving smoothly and silently. It has continued to preserve these materials true-to-design in the Original to this day with a durability that is unrivaled.

The Hunter Original series fans include the following:

  • The outdoor original (52 inches)
  • The outdoor original teak blades (52 inches)
  • The outdoor original cherry blades (52 inches)
  • The outdoor original white blades (52 inches)

Does My Hunter Ceiling Fan Cover For A Limited Lifetime Warranty?

Hunter brand of ceiling fans in boxes on shelf

A limited warranty for the original installation site is available to the Hunter ceiling fan's initial purchaser. To obtain the Hunter ceiling fan limited warranty, you must submit evidence of purchase while requesting warranty assistance.

The original purchaser must present a sales document or other receipt document that serves as proof of purchase. Hunter may accept a gift receipt at its discretion.

What Is Covered By This Warranty?

  • Hunter will replace any portion of your ceiling fan motor that breaks due to a material or workmanship defect during your ownership of the Hunter ceiling fan, as evaluated only by Hunter specialists.
  • A one-year limited warranty is included with light kits. If your fan comes with the LED Light Kit Modules, you could be eligible for an extended warranty.
  • Hunter offers a three-year limited warranty and will replace your LED Light Kit module or LED bulbs (excluding glass parts) free of charge if they fail within three years of purchase due to a material or workmanship flaw, as determined only by Hunter experts.

What Is Not Covered By This Warranty?

  • Labor charges (including electrician fees) for installing, removing, or replacing a fan or any fan parts.
  • Fans installed outside of the United States, owned by someone other than the initial purchaser, are without proof of purchase, or are obtained from an illegal seller.
  • Normal wear and tear; minor cosmetic faults; reconditioned fans.
  • Fans that have been damaged as a result of poor installation, overuse, mishandling, inappropriate care, not following Hunter's directions; and fans that are damaged by water or flood.

How Long Do Hunter Ceiling Fans Last?

A ceiling fan should last between 6 and 10 years, with 8 years of average service life. Most ceiling fans nowadays are sealed, but some needed an annual oil change at a port near the downrod on the top of the motor casing. Additionally, an exterior-rated ceiling fan will have a shorter lifespan.

These estimates are, of course, contingent on the quality of the fan and how often it is used.

Ceiling fan repair

When Should A Ceiling Fan Be Replaced?

There are no clear indicators that it needs to be replaced. These initial indications below, however, should be investigated:

  • After a few years, annoying buzzes occur. This is caused by either bad capacitors or motor windings and laminates of poor quality.
  • Wobbling is something that a properly placed fan should never display. This might indicate a faulty hanging device or imbalanced blades.
  • Even after oiling, the fan makes a squeaky noise
  • Speed is decreasing.
  • Even after a competent remedy, technical difficulties reappear.

One thing to keep in mind is that the most costly is not necessarily the best. After all, you can't judge a fan's quality only by its price.

To Wrap Up

The way the Hunter ceiling fan presents model numbers has evolved, but the content has remained consistent. So finding the ceiling fan's model number should be uncomplicated. But you may need a proper evaluation of most ceiling fan sizes and models as well as planning ahead to ensure you'll get the right Hunter ceiling fan for your guest room or other living spaces. 

We hope that having this new information refreshes your mind and will benefit you in some way when it comes to purchasing a ceiling fan.

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