Waldon Five Minute Fan® - 52" Ceiling Fan

When it comes to ceiling fans, the Waldon is a real classic. This is a Five Minute Fan, which means it comes 90% pre-assembled right out of the box to save you time and effort! With a cohesive design and variety of finishes, the Waldon is sure to match the décor of nearly any room.

  • Includes bowl light kit with Clear Frosted glass
  • WhisperWind® motor delivers ultra-powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance so you get the cooling power you want without the noise you don’t
  • Three 60W Candelabra Incandescent bulbs included
  • Installer's Choice three-position mounting system allows for standard, flush or angled mounting
  • 3" and 2" downrods included to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement at your preferred blade height
  • Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 125 years in the fan business
  • Five Minute Fan® comes 90% pre-assembled right out of the box for quick and easy installation
  • Included pull chain allows for quick and easy on/off and speed adjustments
  • Can be used with or without light kit
  • Reversible motor allows you to change the direction of your fan from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter
  • 13 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance

Indoor only
Air
Air movement
Cost
Cost to operate per hour: $0.007*
Toaster
6.51% the energy of a standard toaster**
* Excludes lights.     ** Ceiling fan operating on high at $0.10 kWH.

Downloads

Owner's Manual   PDF - 8.6 MB
Owner's Manual (Español)   PDF - 8.7 MB
Parts Guide   PDF - 1.5 MB
Energy Guide   PDF - 44.8 KB

Install

2-star   12 reviews

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Mark R. - Los AngelesSeptember 17, 2016

Good looks, poor quality.

When first installed, fan output was minimal. Set to highest setting and you can barely feel air movement. After a year and a half the unit has failed. The lights went out and the fan stopped. Thought maybe a blown circuit breaker. Checked that out and was not the problem. So, as I began to remove the fan blades to take unit down, the unit powers up out of nowhere. I touched the fan and with slight movement, the power would go on and off. I checked all the wire nuts, which were securely in place and still taped from original installation. I took the unit back to Lowe's where it was purchased and they said they do not honor the limited lifetime warranty. So, I have a product that has died in less than two years with an apparent electrical issue. Lowe's said to contact Hunter for warranty service. Such a hassle to go through. No product support through Lowes (vendor) for Hunter, obviously. I would gladly pay more for quality, but have always believed Hunter to be a quality company. The fan is highly attractive, but the quality is just not there, nor is the CFM output.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceSeptember 20, 2016

Hi Mark. We are sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing with your Waldon. We would be more than happy to help. Please email us at Social@help.hunterfan.com and we will assist you directly. Thank you!

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2-star
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Value
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Ease of Installation
3-star

Jonathan M. - Kansas City, MissouriAugust 22, 2016

Sagging/Noisy blades

We've had two issues with this fan (can't comment on the light kit as we did not install it): 1) This fan does not move much air. We have a 13x14 bedroom with a standard 8 foot ceiling, and the fan barely makes a noticeable breeze on high. We follow the standard protocol in reversing the direction for summer and winter. 2) We didn't buy this fan because of the "5-minute" installation features. We bought it because of its attractiveness. However, the "5-minute" features have resulted in fan blades that are noisy and sagging. Instead of using screws to attach the wooden fan blades to the metal blade posts, the "5-minute" fan uses flared metal posts that you push through a rubber grommet in the fan blade. Over time (1 year), the post that is closest to the fan motor pulls out of the rubber grommet, and the fan blade sags and makes creaking and vibrating noises. All 5 fan blades are doing this, and the grommet is either too soft or has expanded too much and will no longer hold the post in place. My temporary fix is a piece of cardboard wedged between the wooden blade and the metal attachment. This is not an attractive look when the fan is turned off. I have looked at the parts list on-line, and it doesn't appear that these grommets are available. If this fan were well made, it would use machine screws and rubber washers to attach the blades, and not a post and rubber grommet that can pull out over time. This will likely lead to replacement of a $125 fan with one that is of better quality.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceAugust 25, 2016

Hi Jonathan. We are so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with the Waldon. We would be more than happy to assist you. Please send us an email to Social@help.hunterfan.com. Thank you!

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Judy L. - Los AngelesJuly 26, 2016

Don't buy this fan!

There is a design flaw which will eventually cause the motor (which changes the blade speed) to fail. The cord which runs the motor exits the housing at an angle contrary to logic. When pulled vertically, it will jam up. The motor is also noisy. Caution! If you run the fan at night with the light on, the blades cause a shadow which runs across the ceiling, and it's similar to a strobe light. Really annoying. Lastly, the 5-minute assembly is a joke. This model is really a piece of garbage. Don't waster your time or money.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceSeptember 1, 2016

Hi Judy. We are so sorry to hear about the trouble you're experiencing with your Waldon. We would be more than happy to help troubleshoot the issue. Please send an email to Social@help.hunterfan.com and we will assist you directly. Thank you!

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Ease of Installation
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Evano P. - Ontario, CanadaJune 1, 2016

Light Kit Fails!

I have owned this fan for about 1 year and already have had the same issue several others have noted. The light kit stopped working! As this was installed in a bedroom, it is unacceptable to have a fan with no light. Thinking it was the switch I quickly bought a new one (~$5) and replaced it with no success. I am done sinking money into this product. Clearly there is a defect in the design of this fan! I wish I would have seen the reviews prior to our purchase. Very dissatisfied in Canada :(

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceSeptember 6, 2016

Hi Evano. We are sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing with your Waldon. We would be happy to help troubleshoot the issue. Please email us at Social@help.hunterfan.com and we will assist you directly. Thank you!

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Recommended

BRUCE J. - Humble, TXMay 18, 2016

Waldon 5 minute fan

I love the way the fan looks in my son's room, BUT it definitely took longer than 5 minutes to install. I bought the kit from Lowe's almost 3 years ago and I am just now having the same issue that I am reading about in other customer reviews: fan works \ light bulbs don't. One evening my son tried to turn on the light, and all three bulbs blew at once. I tried replacing the bulbs, then the pull cord assembly, but that did not fix it. I'm waiting to hear back from Hunter what to do next. Hopefully, it is fixable because it is a good looking fan.

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Ease of Installation
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Monica S. - Nacogdoches, TexasApril 2, 2016

Light Kit

I love the way this fan looks, and haven't had any issues with my other models of Hunter fans, however this model is very troublesome. I too have purchased two of these fans due to the light kid burning out. I have tried and tried to contact customer service, but the lines are always backed up for long periods of time. This wasn't a cheap fan from Wal-mart. We remodeled our bedroom and choose this fan because it fit in with the decor. Now we have a ceiling fan that works, but no light. I wouldn't recommend these fans to anyone. They take much, much longer than five minutes to put up and the light kit burns out easily.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceMay 12, 2016

Hi Monica, We are sorry to hear about your trouble you are experiencing with your Waldon. Please send an email to Social@help.hunterfan.com and we will assist you right away. We look forward to speaking with you! Best wishes, Nuria E.

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Value
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Ease of Installation
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James D. - Mechanicsville, VAJanuary 25, 2016

Pull Chain Switch design issue

I purchased 4 Walden five minute fans in July 2014. When one of the bulbs on the light kit fails, it causes the pull chain switch to fail, which is a design flaw and you end up with a fan and no lights. The first fan light kit failed about a week ago and another fan light kit failed yesterday. I looked at Hunter support site but could not find a solution to this issue short of purchasing a new light kit for $20 which in my opinion reduces both the value and quality of this fan. Tried calling hunter support number 888-830-1326 and could not get through since all lines were busy according to the message.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceFebruary 29, 2016

Hi James. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We would be more than happy to help. Please email your contact information to Social@help.hunterfan.com. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Ease of Installation
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Ryan M. - Arnold MD December 1, 2015

Beautiful... but not very powerful

I purchased two of these for a town home I bought last year; one for my living room and one for my bedroom. My assumption was that the bigger the fan blades the more power/air flow would come from them. This fan is beautiful and pretty easy to put together but the dark glass on the light kit dims the bulbs pretty well. Don't count on it being the primary source of light in any room. I'm upset that it isn't faster; I keep it on the fastest setting and it doesn't seem to move quickly at all. I'm not sure if I should have just gotten a smaller one that would move air quicker....

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceFebruary 1, 2016

Hi Ryan. We appreciate your feedback. If there is anything in particular that we can do to help, please give us a call at 1-888-830-1326. Thanks again for your review!

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Brad B. - 32068November 17, 2015

buyer beware !

Bought two of the Waldon fans about 3 years ago and now the light kit in one of them has arced out and stop working. I was told almost three months ago that parts were on back order and wouldn't be available till mid November. Sent them a reminder email a couple of days ago and they replied "These light kits are no longer on back order. You can place the order on our website and the shipping is free. The part is $20." I called Customer service to order and now there telling that the parts are no longer available and the fan has been discontinued. They did say they would give me a 45% discount toward another fan from there website. Don't think I'll go there!

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceJanuary 25, 2016

Hi Brad. We are sorry to hear about your negative experience. We would be more than happy to review this issue. Please email your model number and contact information to social@help.hunterfan.com. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Ease of Installation
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David M. - Dallas, TXNovember 16, 2015

LIght kit quit working

After 6 months of working fine the lights quit working. Checked and rechecked all the connections, even ordered a new light fixture part for $25. Looks like the only way to fix it is to replace the whole fan even though the fan itself still works.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceJanuary 25, 2016

Hi David. We are sorry to hear about your negative experience. We would be more than happy to review this issue. Please email your model number and contact information to social@help.hunterfan.com. We look forward to speaking with you!

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3-star
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Ease of Installation
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Recommended

Kay G. - Henderson, NVSeptember 7, 2015

Hope You Don't Take 5 Minutes Seriously

Bought this fan yesterday going on the promise that it is 90% assembled. What a joke. I like the fan but it took 3 1/2 hours to install, piece by piece. And my husband knows what he is doing.

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceOctober 26, 2015

Hi Kay! We apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help in the future. Thank you!

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Value
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Ease of Installation
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thomas c. - texasJanuary 23, 2015

buyer beware !

have purchased 4 of these fans no trouble with 3 . the 4th , different story , light kit wouldn't work ! took the light kits from other fan to check and see if it was fan , fan installation or defective light kit ! the light worked fine on the fan ! tired twice to get replacement light kit , hunter sent pieces of kit , still tired to wire it all up to no available ! called back to get light kit and was told since I had cut wires to splice to old kit it was just too bad !

 

Nuria E. - Hunter Fan Customer ServiceApril 30, 2015

Hi Thomas. We apologize for the trouble you have experienced with your fan. We would like to look into this issue further. Please email your contact information to hunter@hunterfan.com. Thank you!

Specs

  • Airflow: 5132 cfm
  • Assembled Height: 18.21 in
  • Blade Color Family: Black
  • Color Family: Brushed Nickel/Chrome
  • Fan Blade Length: 52
A
12.02 in (Flush 11.02, Angled 45.02)
B
10.79 in (Flush 9.79, Angled 43.79)
C
2.75 in
D
11.06 in
E
6.50 in
F
18.21 in (Flush 17.21, Angled 51.21)
G
4.35 in
Airflow
5132 cfm
Electricity Use
65 watts
Airflow Efficiency
79 cfm/watt

(Running at high speed)

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