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.
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.
- Verified purchase
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.
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.
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.
- Verified purchase
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
- Verified purchase
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.
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.
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.
Quality Build - Bright LEDs
I went in to spend $90 on a fan and walked out of Good Guys after handing over $145 when I saw the difference in build quality between yours and the competitors for the extra 10's dollars.
Airflow, noise and functionality are top notch. However the LEDs are bright and I have had to put a 5cm strip of black electrical tape over the Blue fan speed LEDs to darken the room for sleep.
Purchased in January 2019 for $145.00.
I cant understand previous reviews saying how loud the fan is. Mine is perfect. Even on high its easy to sleep with on. This fan has got me through the hot adelaide nights. Its number one. Only thing i dont like about it is the bright lights. But thats easy to get used to. I think some people are just too fussy
- Verified purchase
Loud whirring noise in the motor and bright lights
I bought this from JBHIFI today, but am not happy.
Pros: Stylish fan and i like the round base. It is fairly quiet, when on speed 3 or above it produces good air flow, oscillating component is good.
Cons: I cant feel the air standing 1.5 meters away when on speed setting 1 & 2. Quiet, but it has a constant whirring noise in the motor, which is annoying at night, the blue lights are super bright i might as well keep a night light on. I had to cover the blue lights with fabric so i could sleep.
Overall good fan, but i am not happy and will be returning this one.
- Verified purchase
I agree with other reviewers who have similar issues with a loud humming noise - disappointing after reading so many reviews on how quiet this fan is. Impossible to use this fan in a bedroom whilst sleeping which is why we purchased. Back to the store we go and see if we have any luck with the next one...
Top of the line, won't hurt the wallet.
Was looking for an affordable portable air-con to get me through the Australian summer, and decided to go with this fan- it has a great range, strong breeze, and heaps of features. Additionally- looks great in the house!
Has been getting me through those sweaty summer nights, as hoped.
Don't waste your time and money with low quality coolers!
I cannot understand the reviews saying this is noisy- this fan is so quiet, I don’t even know it’s on. It has a solid base and is easy to assemble. Love the remote control. Only drawback is bright light from the control panel which isn’t ideal at night. But overall, a great fan. Would definitely recommend.
Noisy... and bright light.
The fan is noisy and sleep mode is even worst... it’s so loud. I tested it and I couldn’t sleep... it’s was louder than normal setting. The blue bright lights... soo bright. Good breeze comes out though and good oscillating feature but unfortunately to noisy.... overall okay fan. . .
A bit of a rattle
This fan has great power and I love the figure 8 mode. However, it rattles quite a bit on high speed, and I’ve tried many times to adjust it with only short term success. It appears that the fan blades are slightly hitting the cage. Also the blue lights are too bright, as many people have mentioned.
6 fans later and I give up!
Over a 6 day period my parents have purchased/tried 6 of these fans (for my birthday) yet every single one has a loud humming motor. I wanted this fan because my parents bought one a year ago and theirs is so quiet. We have tested the new 6 fans next to my parents and they are vastly different.
Two of the three stores we purchased from did say they had received some back due to this issue and it seems there have been bad batches. So we tried a different store again.
Both my Dad and I have called Sunbeam regarding this. My Dad got a pathe...tic reason given (damage in shipping) yet I had a much better experience. They were passing my details on to Notjer department who were to call me back that day however two days later and I am still waiting. I am very disappointed in this whole experience. Thanks Sunbeam for a not-so-nice birthday gift.
- Verified purchase
This is a great fan!!
I purchased this fan as my old one died (may it RIP)
FA8900 - Very stylish and very snazzy
It was very easy to put together
There is a fan speed to suit everyone and the infinity oscillation is awesome
The wind modes looks like a great feature but at present haven't used that function
I have never had a fan with a remote so that's another winner for me ...There is only one downside for me and that is i wish i could angle it lower If someone could help me with that I'd be appreciative I give this fan 10/10
Good fan, but has a few issues.
The fan is very quiet and has good airflow. Remote is very convenient and easy to use. Good oscillation and timer functions built in. And the base is quite heavy and sturdy so it is hard to knock over. However, the blue LEDs on the front are extremely bright at night, with no way to turn them off. I had to put a sticky note over top to be able to sleep. Sometimes the fan has rattling and vibrations which are rather loud and distracting. All screws are fully tightened, so rattling must be from the motor components.
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Questions & Answers
Hi there I purchased this fan this week from Bing Lee and just put it together tonight but the motor makes a very loud humm noise that constantly kicks in when it's running. My friend has the exact same fan but his does not make this sound at all (which is why I bought this as I loved his). Is mine just faulty? Such a disappointment can I return for another quiet one which is what I thought I was purchasing?
Our fa8900 fan blades broke during moving house. Where can we buy a replacement fan blade? TIA
Unfortunately the blades are not available as a part.
we have a slim remote that does not have sunbeam on it. It does say technology for life. Is this the correct remote, did you guys do upgrades on them at all
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