Rated 1.6 out of 5 by 41
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JHFC Worst Purchase Ever, steer cleer
Hampton Bay.... I've dealt with their sub standard, out of balance ceiling fans in the past. Well, I've bought a lot of lousy stuff, but this exhaust fan takes the cake. I installed it in a basement bathroom, and when it was running, I think it registered 3.0 on the Richter scale, as it was felt and heard two stories above. I am not exaggerating either. My family room happens to be right above the fan, and I could get a foot massage from the vibrating floor. Absolute trash, don't even try one. I truly believe the fan is out of balance right out of the box. If you want to waste a few unnecessary hours like me, buy one. At least Home Depot took the piece of junk back. I'm done with Hampton Bay, and I will never, never buy one of their products again.
November 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Beware
The electric connection on this is worrisome. There is no connector, and Home Depot doesn't carry connectors that will fit the hole in the electrical housing. The fan noise wasn't really an issue for us, but the wiring seemed a touch off.
July 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by koby don't cheap out. get a better product
I installed the fan 8 months ago and it ran fine (acceptable noise and air flow for $ 30). The motor still runs fine, but the fan blade cracked (see picture). The blade now rubs aginst the housing; making a terrible noise. Will return to store and replace. I would recommend buying a better product in the first place.
January 11, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TomG It's ok but would spend a little more for something better next time
I purchased this fan as I was remodeling a bathroom in advance of selling my house. If you REALLY secure this thing in place, it doesn't vibrate or make too much noise, but I had to use rubber washers and larger screws than it came with to settle this thing down. The electrical connection is a joke. You either have to leave your wires hanging out there, try to cram them into the ridiculously small space provided, or strap a junction box to it to hold the wires.
Once in place, it moves a good amount of air without issue. It's been running for about 7 months now and shows no signs of breaking or fading.
I'd spend a little bit more for something a little more thoughtfully constructed next time.
May 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Scootsk Don't make the same mistake I did
I bought this fan to replace a fan in my bathroom. I was going to purchase the same fan that was there; but decided to purchase this instead because it was advertised as being fairly quiet. MISTAKE!! This fan was ridiculously loud. I thought maybe it was defective, it happens. MISTAKE 2. I read the reviews on Homedepot.com and most said the same thing. The fan is poorly made and vibrates so much it make it unbearably loud. Out it came. Replaced it today with another brand and I now have a smile from ear to ear.
March 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by burntcondo Poor quality control
My home needed to be fully renovated after a fire, and the contractors installed one of these fans in each bathroom. One of them was perfectly fine – no louder than any exhaust fan should be. The other was absolutely deafening. It produced a low-frequency rumble that sounded like someone was drilling a mine shaft.
Since the fans were already installed and were probably outside the return policy, I decided to take apart the faulty one and see if it was fixable. It turns out the plastic fan inside this unit was broken – a small piece of the fan had broken off and was missing. This was throwing the fan off balance, and causing the violent shaking. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I cut off an equally sized piece of plastic on the opposite side of the fan. This stopped 90% of the rumbling. It's not an ideal fix, but it seems like it will work for the time being.
I think this is is just an issue of poor quality control. The fan comes pre-assembled to the point where it is difficult to inspect the fan blades. I suspect that if they disassembled the unit to the same degree that I did, many of the people leaving negative reviews would find that their fan blades are damaged as well.
May 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SCathers Buy another brand!!!!
This is the worst exhaust fan ever, and that's being nice! We remodeled our bathroom a year ago. We purchased this fan, which was labeled "ultra quiet." Sure, It's ultra quiet, if your definition is sounding like you're standing in a wind tunnel.
It died after 10 months of use. Home Depot said that because it has been more than 90 days, it is now under the manufacturer's warranty. We contacted the manufacturer and they said that they would send us out another one within 10 business days. We waited for over 2 weeks and it never came. We went back to Home Depot and told them that we followed their procedure, but they didn't want to hear it. So, we bought a new one. When we got it home, the connectors wouldn't fit each other. Obviously, Hampton Bay has some serious QA problems within their manufacturing plants. Anyway, we had to bring it back again, and swap it for another fan.
Your best bet is to keep looking, when you see this fan on the store shelves, or ordering online. It never works up to expectations in the first place and will only be a huge headache in the near future.
October 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Estacada Other, better choices. NO savings here.
Poorly made. Fan molding easily snaps. Not worth the gamble to use this product and inconvenience yourself or your client.
May 12, 2015