What to look for in Minka-Aire F831L-WHF Tear 60 Inch Ceiling Fan?
DESIGN: Fun and contemporary in design, the Minka-Aire Tear comes in a Flat White finish and Three Flat White Blades BULB: The Tear ceiling fan includes an integrated 15 Watt Dimmable LED Light Module in Etched Glass INCLUDED: RC500 - Six-speed hand-held remote with On/Off plus full-range light dimming, Forward and Reverse function, and 6" Downrod MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 6 speed - reversible DC motor. Run Summer and Winter to aid in rotating air and cutting down on energy costs. DIMENSIONS: Measures 16'' from the ceiling to the lowest point of the fan with the included 6" downrod. This Contemporary Ceiling Fan has a blade sweep diameter of 60'' with Variable Blade Pitch ADDITIONAL: Requires Bond hub BD-1000 sold separately to work with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Optional WC500 wall control can be purchased separately.
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Minka-Aire F831L-WHF Tear 60″ Ceiling Fan with Integrated LED Light and DC Motor in Flat White Finish
Customer reviewsVery difficult to install and noisy
Seems like Minka Aire fans all have a noise issue since this is the fourth one I installed and all of them have the issue to varying degrees. This larger one is very out of balance when running on high and there's no way to fix it because of the shape of the blades. They do include balancing weights, but there's nowhere to stick them that won't show and if you use the clips it scratches the finish on the plastic blades. I guess I'll just run it on medium at the most. Installing this was very frustrating. I've installed lots of fans in my life and this one was ridiculous. The remote control receiver doesn't fit correctly in the handing bracket. I finally just forced it in and put the cover on as best I could. It's a high ceiling so it doesn't show too much, but this is something that is clearly a design flaw. Also, this fan uses the more sophisticated remote control that has the reverse function and more speeds. Note that it does NOT work with the upgraded wall control even though it says it does. It works fine with the handheld remote that is included and yes, I know how to sync them up . The fan does look nice and the dimmable light is very bright. It has kind of a frosty finish on the plastic blades, so I'm anticipating that it will be difficult to clean when the time comes, but we'll see. I wouldn't buy it again.