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Powerful and quiet at first, then odd noises developed.
on July 25, 2008
I really liked it at first.
Talk about moving some air. Worked great for a bit, then the rattling started. First only on the highest setting, then eventually made it down to the lowest. It started out as a vibration then became an off beat clicking. Seems to come from the motor or near it. Drove my wife crazy, light sleeper.
So I exchanged it, and it worked great for a time. Then it started to vibrate, and eventually the same clicking. Frustrated, I went to a local store this time, instead of exchanging it online again and bought a different vornado model. Worked great at first, then after a few days developed the clicking sound again. It isn't the blade hitting anything, if I had my guess I would guess the powerful motor throwing something balance.
Bought that back to the store, exchange. Fourth unit now, quiet stable, I was finally happy. What a great fan.
Last night it started again, all I could do is groan. click, click..space.. click..click..click.. Ack.
Brought it back..
I won't give it less than three stars, the clicking can be lived with. It is pronounced and not timed so it stands out. Not good for a light sleeper but if you can live through offbeat sounds, your good. Other than that, seems solid.
Too bad, I read so many good things about Vornado, I was pumped to get a high quality fan and was willing to pay. They start out really quiet, so if you can get it to stay that way, you will be happy.