Things You'll Need
Use a fan blade balancing kit if there is a little wobble during normal use. A small amount of wobble is typical.
Never work on a live electrical circuit.
Harbor Breeze, Lowe's house ceiling fan brand, offers the option of flush mounting when extension or angling the fan is not required. Harbor Breeze fans come with the hardware and mounting brackets needed to perform the installation, with only common household tools required. Flush mounting a Harbor Breeze fan is made easier by a system that allows both hands to be devoted to wiring, without having to support the unit.
Turn off the breaker supplying power to the fan box at the main panel.
Screw the fan's mounting bracket to the two threaded tines on the metal fan box in the ceiling, using the supplied screws and washers and a Phillips screwdriver. Ignore the cup in the center for the downrod; it is not used for a flush-mount installation.
Locate the black, white and bare/green wires leading from the fan box. Pull these wires through the mounting bracket.
Screw the fan shroud to the top of the fan's motor mount, using the Phillips screwdriver. Hang the fan from one side with the J-hook on the ceiling bracket.
Match the wiring inside the fan with the wires protruding from the ceiling. Place them parallel to one another. Twist a supplied wire nut over each pair, until hand-tight. Wrap a layer of electrical tape around the wire and wire nut junction.
Push up on the fan, aligning the holes on the shroud with the threaded holes on the mounting bracket. Drive a Phillips screw through each hole in the shroud to mate it to the bracket.
Unscrew the plastic motor blocks from the fan blade arm locations, using the Phillips screwdriver. Screw the fan arms to the underside of the motor mount with the supplied Phillips screws and washers.
Screw the fan blades to the arms with the supplied hardware and Philips screwdriver. Turn the breaker back on and test the fan by pulling the pull chain.
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