This fan functions well and has a generally good appearance. Here are the pros and cons:
- Overall good appearance (looks nice, appears sturdier than it is)
- bulbs easy to replace
- fan speeds are decent
- blades are reversible with decent light wood vs java options
- Works well with after market remote assembly kit.
- has separate wiring for light/fan which makes wiring to remote assembly kit or dual control switch easier
- this was one of the more difficult fans i've had to put together.
- First, the light assembly demands that you install a 3rd screw in the wiring box, which is quite difficult to reach/screw. Then it takes quite some manipulation to secure all of the wires into the box when finished.
- the canopy cap was difficult to install because the ceiling bracket has tabs that protrude out. you have to bend the cap on both sides to get the cap over these tabs. and because of the mounting bumpers on the bracket, the cap doesn't look flush to the ceiling.
- The instructions require the blades to be mounted last - after the fan unit is hung. You can imagine how difficult this is to achieve if the fan is 9-10 feet off the ground.
- the blades are not the most durable that i've seen, but appear to be satisfactory enough.
- The top of the downrod that hangs on the bracket is triangular and protrudes out past the canopy cap. so instead of simply seing brushed nickel pole emerging from the cap, you see a black triangular head. THis doesn't look as clean as i've seen on other fans.
Bottom Line: if you're in love with the fan and blade colors - and are handy enough to endure mildly painful install, then go for it. Otherwise, i imagine there's better options.
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Response from HunterJanuary 20, 2021
Hello, we are glad you love the look of your new fan. Thank you for the feedback about the install process. We will pass this on to our engineering team. If you need any further help please reach out to us at 1-888-830-1326 or Customercare@hunterfan.com. ~Stacy
This fan looks gorgeous and really gets the air moving. We purchased a separate 12" down rod due to the slanted ceiling, and it worked great. Also, we didn't care for the look of the bulbs that came with it, so we bought clear ones instead. Looks awesome.
I went to HD and purchased two Hunter fans, the 46 in. Antero in brushed nickel, for my kitchen a...
January 7, 2021
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I went to HD and purchased two Hunter fans, the 46 in. Antero in brushed nickel, for my kitchen and bedroom. The first one in the kitchen went up just fine. The bedroom fan had a horrible high pitched hum to it, so I had to return it for a different one. No big deal I thought, every company has a faulty product once in a while. It was really annoying to have put it together and installed it and then had to return it, but whatever. I decided to order the 54 in. white model for my living room. I am pretty unhappy with this product. First of all, the smaller downrod was misshapen and unusable (see photo) so I was forced to either use the longer downrod or wait for a new one to be shipped. I decided to just use the longer downrod. It was very difficult to screw in because then paint/powdercoating was all over the threads and I was basically scraping it off the interior threads as I screwed the downrod in to the motor housing. Second, the whole fan is a nice white color, then they didn't bother to use white screws for the collar at the ceiling (see photo) so there are bright stainless steel screws visible when everything else is white. It's the little things that matter, and I feel like this was an oversight. Also, when they painted/powdercoated the metal paddles that hold the fan blades, it is way too thick inside the screwholes for the fan blades. This made screwing the fan blades in extremely difficult. The screws were not crossthreaded, I made sure of that. I had to push down extremely hard and really torque the screwdriver pretty hard in order to get about half of the fan blade screws in. It was made extra difficult by the fact that their screw heads are more of a phillips 2.5, so if I didn't push down extremely hard the bit would try to slip out of the screw head and strip it. I tried it with several screwdrivers, and it was the same result. I was using quality Klein and Milwaukee screwdrivers and bits, so it is definitely their phillips heads being too "loose" around the screwdriver bit. It was like this on all three fans, (two from in store, one from online) so that is just how their screws are. Overall, the fan is pretty quiet and it looks good. Installation was nowhere near as simple as one I installed a few days ago that was Home Decorations brand. I might recommend the brushed nickel model, but probably not this white model. Hunter needs to step up their QC and overall quality game.
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Response from HunterJanuary 12, 2021
Hello Jeff, Thank you for the feedback. I will pass this information along to our engineering teams so they can take it into consideration when designing future fans If you need any further help please reach out to us at 1-888-830-1326 or Customercare@hunterfan.com. ~Stacy
I needed a 12 inch down rod in my application and bought this Hunter. I originally bought a cheaper Hampton Bay (Holly Springs) but the generic down rod at Home Depot didn't work and had to returned it. BL: buy Hunter if you need a longer down rod.
The down rod change out was simple. The tricky part is mounting the light kit to the motor. Screw in two screws halfway as they say. You have to be patient and work the light kit onto the two screws. The third one goes in last on purpose. Be careful as there is open slots that the third screw could fall in. Hint: tip the unit slightly at a 30 degree angle. The styrofoam base is handy to hold the unit. Masking tape the open holes if you are the cautious type or clumsy. Be sure to remove the tape after you get the third screw in. Important: Don't remove the black rubber bushings on the motor thinking that will help you get the light kit on.
The next hard part is doing the light kit electrical connection. You have to connect it and carefully shove everything back in. There is a white metal lid cover for the electrical connections. It took me several attempts to get all the shoved in.
After this... everything went great and fast.
If you are a beginner this fan might be too challenging. Hint: You need a few different sized Phillips Head Screwdrivers to install.
This was one of the most diificult cieling fans I’ve ever installed. There is one screw that you can’t see if it is ligned up to make sure everything is tight that is time consuming and challenging. After installation it is very quiet and moves a lot of air (so far) bad news is when it is time to tighten the blades will need to deal with that one screw again. Hopefully they stay tight a long time as I dont know that I would fight it again. When they become loose I might replace the whole thing due to one screw
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Response from HunterOctober 20, 2020
Hello, Thank you for the feedback. I will pass this information along to our engineering teams so they can take it into consideration when designing future fans. If you need any further help please reach out to us at 1-888-830-1326 or Customercare@hunterfan.com.~Stacy