Ceiling Fan Warranty

When it comes to ceiling fan warranty, every manufacturer has its own approach. The coverage depends on the manufacturer. Some manufacturers give their customers a limited life warranty – however, it is necessary to understand what is offered in limited-lifetime warranty. Again, the answer to this question depends on the ceiling fan manufacturer.

Some manufacturers only give a warranty on the motor. Some of them offer a warranty on the parts as well.

We can use Hunter as an example. Hunter offers a limited lifetime motor warranty, which means they are confident in the motor’s quality and durability. However, you should keep in mind that this warranty only applies to the motor itself and covers defects in the motor. Fan components such as wall controls and remotes come under a separate warranty of one year. So, if these parts stop working within the first year, Hunter will provide support for them.

Light kits are also promised a one-year warranty, offering additional protection for this integral part of your ceiling fan. It means that if the lighting fixture faces any problems with the light kit within the first year, Hunter will offer its support for them.

One important point that you need to understand is that ceiling fan warranties do not cover any labor costs. If you hire an electrician for the installation, troubleshooting, or parts replacement of your fan, the manufacturer will not compensate you for these labor expenses. It’s essential to keep this in mind and not waste time trying to claim labor costs from the manufacturer.

When there is an issue with your fan which is under warranty, the manufacturer will replace the faulty parts or, in some cases, the entire fan. If the warranty dictates it, you have the right to fight for the replacement. However, it’s important to remember that labor costs will never be covered under the warranty.

I’m not the original owner of the fan. Can I redeem the warranty?

If you are not the original owner of the fan, redeeming the warranty still depends on the manufacturer’s policy. Let’s take Hunter as an example once again. Hunter typically honors the warranty only if the original purchaser redeems it.

So, if you have a family member who is the original purchaser of the fan, it is essential that they are the ones who go to Hunter to redeem it.

What if I live in another part of the world?

The same rule applies here, this also depends on the manufacturer. In North America, many ceiling fan manufacturers do not support warranties if the fan is shifted from North America to another part of the world. Usually, your unit should be in USA or Canada to get the repairing. Some manufacturers may offer repair in other countries, for that, the manufacturer must be a global company. The company has to be in compliance with the laws to work in different countries and every country has its own requirement.