• Purchase a ceiling fan balancing kit for clips and weights.
• Turn off other fans or air conditioners in the room.
• Blades must be securely fastened and should not bounce up and down.
• Fans with housings that rotate cannot be balanced using this app.
• Set fan direction to blow air down.
Draw a black dot on wide masking tape about one third the width of the tape. The dot should be around 5/8in,15mm in diameter. Secure the dot near the center of the fan.
Pick any blade to start. Label blades '1', '2', '3', etc. in a clockwise direction using masking tape.
Only place tape on the metal arms. Do not put tape directly on the blade. This may damage the blade.
This quickly determines how badly the fan is wobbling. Simply point the camera at the dot to check the wobble strength in realtime.
This finds the best possible position for the clips in order to balance the fan. When indicated, place clips at the end of each blade and record data for each blade.
When indicated, place a clip at the end of each blade. Run fan at the highest speed.
Hold camera around 2ft/60cm from fan. The fan should be centered on screen. The dot should be anywhere within the white rectangle. Hold camera steady for a few seconds. App will indicate when finished.
A red crosshair will show dot position. If this is not shown, draw a larger or smaller dot, or make the dot darker.
Red indicators will show no blade movement. Move camera away until indicators are gone.
Record data for all blades.
Once the best position for the clips is found, place clips as indicated and run fan. If wobble is still present, check the fan and screws again. Repeat if necessary.
Once the wobble is gone, remove the clips and properly secure permanent weights in their place. You're done!
•Tighten all screws! Loose blades will give inaccurate results.
•Use a permanent marker to prevent the dot from reflecting light.
•Do not block the camera from recording the blades.
•Center the camera to fan.
*Ceiling fans that wobble inconsistently or vibrate cannot be balanced regardless of method used. The fan may need to be repaired or replaced.