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Update 2 years on
2 years on and the fan is still pretty good! Only it's gotten louder now and rattles a bit. It also makes clicking sounds and squeaks when it oscillates, which can get annoying at times. It hasn't been dropped or mistreated in anyway but still started to get noisy. But either than that it's still great. I have it running for 24 hours a day sometimes on the hottest days and always sleep with it on. It gets me through the hot nights!
Not great actually
The fan itself works well and I quite like the blue light at night, although I can see why others wouldn't. It is quite noisy when you turn it up on a hot night but we Queenslanders are used to noisy fans.
What really annoys me is that I can't remove the cover of the fan to dust the blades without an extraordinary amount of effort. There's a little latch down the bottom which is easy to move but the seal around the sides is ridiculously difficult to move.
I have no idea how other people do this, it's so annoying that you can't just unlatch the front off like a normal fan.
Purchased at Appliances Online.
I bought the fan today and it is currently 2am in the morning and I’ve been having problems with it all night. Like others I’ve had to come up with a way stop the light from keeping me awake by putting blue tack over it. The bigger problem though is a hum starting to build up more and more throughout the night, that it woke me up about half an hour ago and has kept me awake since then. I will unfortunately be returning this product back to The Good Guys and most likely buy a cheaper one, hopefully similar to my old fan that was cheap but quiet.
Purchased in November 2020 at The Good Guys for $169.00.
I agree with some other comments about the lights, they look cool but are very bright at night. An option too turn them off would be appreciated. I am a shift worker as well so when I come home at 3 or 4 in the morning and want to turn my fan on for a refreshingly cold night sleep the beep wakes up my wife. Apart from that I have had this fan for 2 weeks and so far find the quality build of this product to be exceptional. A floor standing electric fan is never going to be 100% quite but this one operates more silently than any other fan I have ...bought. The power is awesome I have it on setting 3 (half it's power) placed about 4m from my face past the foot of my bed and can feel it across my whole body. It looks great with its grey and black finish and the heavier base plants it well on the ground making it hard to knock over. If they bring out the next model with an option to turn off the lights and eliminate the beep I'd definitely buy the next one because it would be perfect!
Purchased in January 2020 for $133.00.
Good quality and easy to assemble
The unit was purchased from Amazon and works fine. Only issue is the remote failed to work , rang Amazon, the remote was not available separately, they would send a complete new unit. As I had destroyed the box it came in I declined so Amazon gave me a $30 refund to my account
Purchased in January 2020 at Amazon for $152.00.
Poor Quality - Dangerous with kids around
This is my second fan in 2 months . In both cases - The plastic rim ( holding the front and back cover ) broke apart releasing the front cover while the fan is in operation . The rim is of very poor quality . I would highly not recommend this with kids around .
Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys for $135.00.
No good in the bedroom
Looks good and makes good wind but..
Humming noise from the motor makes it to loud for bedroom use, even
on the lowest speed
Figure 8 oscillate function is more like an upside down U
I wasted money on a few cheaper fans that were too noisy for sleeping
and this one is unfortunately no better, the best fan I had in the bedroom
was a 15 dollar special a few years ago.
other than that...great.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bing Lee Physical store for $150.00.
Far from perfect
Purchased from Myer online for $143.65 with $14.42 shipping. Made the purchase at 10:30am, the fan was flown from NSW to SA and arrived at my house at 6:30pm. Very impressive. I agree with other reviews about the fan's great cooling power, ridiculous blue light and loud beeps every time you hit a button. However the motor, like a handful of others have noted, emits a hum. It's definitely not "whisper quiet" or "near silent" as Sunbeam say. I have no idea if this is just the unit I purchased, or all of them. The hum goes away when the unit is o...n the top 2 speeds. I've reassembled twice - it only hums with the blades attached. I replaced the 5-blade with a cheap 3-blade and the hum decreased significantly. It seems as though the 5-blade is too heavy for the motor and produces a straining hum. For the price, I'm very surprised this is the case. I probably can't recommend the unit.
Purchased in October 2019 at Myer Online Store for $143.65.
A very sturdy and quality fan. It is quite powerful and has many modes for how you like the air to be blowing. The remote and settings are very handy. I do not find it too noisy. The one thing I dislike is the bright blue light - makes it impossible to sleep. We put dark sticky tape over it. Thanks to the reviewers here for helping me chose a fan.
Purchased in February 2019 at Myer Retail Stores for $149.00.
Mum loved it so much I had to go and get another one!
It's a quiet fan and moves a lot of air. The round base is heavy and the fan is a lot more stable than a lot of other pedestal fans.
There are a lot of settings which we don't really make use of but they're there if needed.
The remote is very handy for elderly, injured or disabled people. The buttons are easy to use and suitable for people with limited dexterity.
One of these fans runs for about 95% of the day and night and has never skipped a beat and the motor doesn't get too hot.
Purchase date and price are 'guesstamates' and would be different as we have 2 of them.
Purchased in January 2018 at The Good Guys Physical store for $120.00.
Very Quiet Fan Once You Make A Few Upgrades
Made this fan a lot more quiet by replacing the included clear 5 prong propeller with a 3 prong propeller from a generic dirt cheap pedestal fan. With the included clear 5 prong propeller on the low speeds there is an audible humm and it's quite annoying to sleep to. Replacing the prop the annoying humm completely dissapears and now makes it very quiet on the low speeds to sleep. I noticed the replacement 3 prong propeller also pushes more air so the lowest speed now feels the same as the speed 2 (2nd lowest) with the original 5 prong prop.
It...seems impossibly hard to find a cheap pedestal fan these days that has a speed slow enough & quiet enough to sleep with on those mildly warm nights. So that's why I bought this fan! The 6 speeds especially the low speed settings are great! Also some fans have no down tilt and so completey miss my bed. This one has a down tilt but you just have to engange the motorised vertical ossiliation and then stop it when it's tilted down. The downsides to this fan are the bright LEDs (Das blinken lightsen) which stay on when you want to sleep. Covering in black electrical tape easily solved this and doesn't ruin the look either. The buzzer is also annoying, beeping every time you press any buttons or turn the fan on or off. The fix for this is a little more extreme. The back panel is protected by a couple of torx (6 pointed star) security head screws but with the exact right size slotted (flat) head screw driver I was able to undo them and get into the panel. I just used pliers to twist the round piezo buzzer until one leg broke from the circuit board and it was twisted away so it couldn't make contact. You could just twist the buzzer right off but this might stand out to a technician if they do actually peek under the hood and you decide to use the 2yr warranty. A word of warning though if you do decide to open the panel make sure the fan is not plugged in and keep in mind those big yellow ceramic capacitors pack a fair wollop if you touch the exposed leads. If you aren't electrically minded when it comes to electric shocks from capacitors and how to discharge them, then I'd suggest use thick rubber washing up gloves so you don't zap yourself when handling the circuit board. After these mods I would rate this as the best quiet fan for sleeping to. I got it for 130 bucks from The Good Guys. Even though it's listed as $169 on their website I found that in store they are doing a special price probably because it's the end of the season.
Purchased in March 2019 at The Good Guys for $127.00.
Great fan - nice and quiet
This fan is great, nice and quiet. Excellent speed for the recent hot days/nights we have had lately. The oscillating modes are a good touch (infinity). Only problem is you can't turn of the LED lights and they are really bright. I've just resorted to tying a sock around it to block it out
Purchased in February 2019 at The Good Guys for $149.00.
I wanted it to be good but...
I brought this fan today from The Good Guys for $149. It was easy to assemble, looks great, and I really liked the heavy solid pedistal base. However when the fan was on the highest setting it developed and high pitched whining noise, almost like a vibration. I disassembled and reassembed the fan, double checking I'd followed the instructions. The same high pitched whining noise came back when on the highest fan speed. On the lowest speed, the motor is also louder than I expected. Like other reviewers I thought the LED's are way to bright, they really need an (auto) diming function. This is such a pitty as I really wanted it to be good but sadly it wasnt and I'll be returning it and probably head back to Bunnings for a $50 Arlec.
Purchased in March 2019 at The Good Guys for $149.00.
BEST FAN I'VE EVER OWNED!
After many years of buying Bunnings Moretti fans we finally got fed up with the noise, breakdowns, and general lack of performance. We looked high and low for a decent fan and found this one on sale at Myer. It is quiet, stylish and has three way oscillation as well as "breeze mode" and a remote control (not necesseary for use as all the functions are on the fan) Its not a cheap unit at $150 on sale but we'll be using it for years... not months.
Purchased in December 2018 at Myer Retail Stores for $150.00.
Really attractive fan. Sturdy. The remote is great and contrary to what others say, the fan is quiet and covers a good area on oscillate. We love it. We looked at a variety of fans and this one was the best.
Purchased in February 2019 at The Good Guys for $155.00.
Questions & Answers
I have the Sunbeam Fan FA8900 and the blades have broken. How can i buy new ones for this?
If you go to our website attached https://www.sunbeam.com.au & scroll to the end of the page you will find service agents locator. If you click on there you will find one in your local area who should be able to assist you with your enquiry.
Hi. I have used my fan for two summers now. There seems to be moisture on the bottom of the stand base. It’s stained the carpet. Is the moisture normal? Or is something wrong??
Hi M Bod,
I have just sent you a private message if you could kindly respond via that please.
I have this fan for many years, and tonight, while I was sleeping, I woke up with a noise, and when I realized the reason, it was the fan. The frame that holds together the front and back protection grills just snapped and the front grill fell. Where can I find a replacement frame? As everything seems to still be working.
Unfortuantely we don;t keep replacment stands for fans. Sorry I couldn't assist you.
Good to know you don`t have spares. It helps me to select better the manufacturer of my future appliances.
Same here, one of my blades broke off & now the whole thing is rendered useless.
How hard is it to sell replacement parts??
Get an answer from our members and Sunbeam representatives
- Sunbeam’s tri-movement oscillation provides a savvy upgrade on pedestal fans that just blow air directly onto you. It moves air in various formations, including vertically, horizontally and in a Figure 8 air shape, for maximum effectiveness at providing relief on sweltering days.
- Fan panel or remote control (with batteries included) can be used to select from 6 speeds, the wind formation mode and time functions
- A sturdy pedestal base and stand effectively supports the fan, helping to prevent an tip-overs and increasing safety (provided caution around the fan is always taken).
|Features||Oscillating, Remote Control and Timer|
|Number of Speed Settings||6|
|Cord Length||2.7 m|
|Dimensions||469 x 207 x 626 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Chrome/Black|
|Body Material||Metal and Plastic|
|Blade Diameter||400 mm|
|Release date||Oct 2012|
- MPN: 36013667, 5172 and FA8900
- GTIN13: 9311445019535
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