Rated 1.6 out of 5 by 37
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kimberly DO NOT BUY
Purchased this fan to replace a 29 years old fan in my guess bathroom. Big mistake, I was remodeling and thought in replacing the fan for a modern one. Instead, I ended up with the noisier fan ever. It makes more noise than my 29 years old fan. This fan is outrageously loud. It sounds like you are going through a hurricane. I already paid to have it installed. Have to change it and pay again to install the new one. One of my most costly decisions made.
April 6, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by JC23 Out of balance
Vibrates the entire ceiling so it can be heard/felt throughout the house.
January 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 Smitty It IS loud, but for some people that might be a plus
I had this fan sitting in the box for over a year and just had it installed today. My installer thought I went too cheap as soon as he turned it on. It sounded like a huge bass drum in a high school band.
You may ask why I recommend this product, and the answer is simple - some people need an added layer of sonic privacy for their bathroom activities, and this fan is the one for them. If you make a lot of noise when you're in there, nobody will hear it as long as this fan is turned on. I mean, it works - listen, it demonstrated the capability of sucking up a thin piece of paper and holding it place over the grill - and it'll probably scare away any critters running around in the attic, so for the right person, this could be a perfect fit.
Not for me, though, I think it's as horrible as everyone else does, and any motor that vibrates visibly from several feet away is bound to have problems before long. Unless you need a house-wide white-noise generator with a powerful bass undertone that will lull your babies to sleep, or the aforementioned critter-ridder or flatulence-blocker, I urge you to buy anything other than this product.
March 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Flash Unbelievably bad
The large glossy manual is useless--even the drawings are wrong. If you want to install the cable with a clamp as I did, you will have to provide your own clamp, ream out the access hole, disassemble the entire fan and cram wires into a space that is too small.
March 20, 2014