Quorum ceiling fan troubleshooting guide

What can you do when your Quorum ceiling fan is not working? We’ll help you troubleshoot and fix the issue.

Quorum is one of the top ceiling fan brands, offering a wide range of quality models that suit everyone’s needs.

Unfortunately, they are not immune to problems, and you can experience a number of them, ranging from the fan not starting to the controller not working, issues with speed, noisy fan, and faulty light features, among others.

Fortunately, you can resolve most of these issues without calling a technician.

Below, we have compiled detailed information on how you can troubleshoot and fix a Quorum ceiling fan that is not working for whatever reason.

Common Quorum ceiling fan issues

Why is my Quorum ceiling fan not working? Below are some of the most common issues you can experience with this brand of ceiling fans:

  1. The quorum ceiling fan won’t turn on
  2. The Quorum ceiling fan is not responding to the remote
  3. Quorum fan light isn’t working
  4. The fan does not move much air
  5. The fan makes too much noise

How do troubleshoot and fix the Quorum ceiling fan?

If you are having issues with your ceiling fan, the troubleshooting tips below can help you identify and fix the problem:

1. The Quorum ceiling fan won’t turn on

If your Quorum ceiling fan doesn’t start, it could mean that it is not receiving any power. So first, check that you have power in the house and the wall switch is turned on.

If there is no power, check that the circuit breaker has not tripped or there is no blown switch.

Quorum ceiling

Damaged or incorrect wiring is another issue that could cause your ceiling fan not to turn on. To diagnose the problem, turn off the power at the main circuit board.

Then, open your Quorum ceiling canopy and check that there is no damage to the wires (broken, exposed, or heat damage.)

Furthermore, your ceiling fan should be wired as indicated in the wiring instructions and pictures in the manual.

The controller could be the issue if you turn the fan on using a remote. However, you can try using the wall switch to turn the fan on such a case.

If the wall switch works, you should troubleshoot your remote controller.

2. The Quorum ceiling fan is not responding to the remote

There are several reasons why your remote controller might not be working.

  • The batteries could be dead or not correctly installed (if it is a new remote).
  • Your fan could also be glitching and not receiving the signal.
  • Lastly, your remote could be faulty, requiring you to replace it.

To start with, check that the batteries are installed correctly. If your remote is old, you can try switching the batteries with new ones to ensure they are not dead.

If the remote batteries are not dead and the fan is still not responding, you could be dealing with a frequency issue.

First, you can try turning off the fan or the power at the circuit breaker. Give it a few minutes, then turn it on and try using the remote.

If this does not work, you can try to reprogram your controller to the fan’s frequency. You can also reset the ceiling fan remote.

Quorum fan remote programming is a simple process. Below is a look at how to do it:

  • Make sure your remote batteries are working and correctly installed
  • Please turn off the power to the fan for about 30 seconds, then turn it on
  • Within a minute of turning the fan on, press and hold the “0” button on the controller
  • The light fixtures on the ceiling fan will flash when the remote is re-programed. If your fan does not have lights, the blades will move slightly.

The remote could be faulty if your ceiling fan is still not responding. Therefore, you should purchase a replacement controller and use the programming instructions above to pair it with the ceiling fan.

3. The Quorum fan light isn’t working

Is your ceiling fan spinning, but the lights are not working? You are likely dealing with an issue in your lighting kit.

The most common problem is a light bulb that has burnt out. You can try replacing the bulb with a new one.

Using incorrect lighting bulbs can cause your ceiling fan lights not to work. Therefore, check that you are using the recommended lighting kit for your fan and in the correct wattage.

You could also be dealing with a wiring issue in your ceiling fan. In this case, turn off the power and open your fan canopy.

First, ensure the fan lighting is wired correctly per the manual. You should also check for signs of damaged wires.

4. The fan does not move much air

Quorum ceiling

Is your fan spinning but not moving too much air in the room?

There are a few reasons for this: your fan spinning in reverse mode, too little clearance from the ceiling, a fan that is too small, and the issue with the fan motor, among others.

First, press the reverse button on your controller and check whether the speed improves. It would help if you also tried increasing the fan speed to the highest setting on your controller.

Next, you should check that you have enough clearance from the ceiling to your fan’s blades.

If the fan is too close to the ceiling, there will be less space for proper airflow, which means the fan will not move enough air into the room.

Likewise, the fan should not be too far from the floor of your room, as it will cause the downward air to escape.

5. The fan makes too much noise

A noisy fan is another common issue you might encounter if you own a Quorum ceiling fan. It can occur for several reasons, including loose screws, using the wrong controller, or incorrect installation.

Below are some troubleshooting steps to follow to identify and fix the issue:

  • Ensure that all the screws are correctly tightened during installation. If your fan is not new, one or a few screws could have come loose. In this case, re-tighten them again to fix the issue.
  • Check that you are using the right controller (wall switch and remote) for your fan. Using other than recommended controllers could cause an issue with your ceiling fan motor, causing it to produce a noisy hum.
  • Check that the ceiling fan canopy is not touching the ceiling wall, as this could be where the noise comes from.
  • Ensure that the ceiling fan blades are attached correctly. If there are any loose blades, tighten them.
  • Check that a rubber gasket has been attached to the mounting bracket per the instructions.
  • Allow your ceiling fan to rest for a few hours if you have been running it no-stop. Over-using the fan (for more than eight consecutive hours) can cause a drain on the motor, leading to a noisy sound.

Final thoughts

It can be concerning to find that your Quorum ceiling fan is not working. However, with the above troubleshooting guide, you can identify and fix most of the issues affecting your fan.

However, if the problem persists, you should contact Quorum customer care for additional troubleshooting.


When troubleshooting your ceiling fan, you should know that the Quorum ceiling fan warranty can cover some of the damage to your fan.

Therefore, aside from fixing most of these minor issues, you should not attempt to repair or replace internal components by yourself or have them repaired by an unauthorized technician.

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