About 5 years ago, I installed 3 Panasonic FM14C5 ceiling fans in my house. It was an OEM of a similar KDK fan. It has pretty good looks and feels, and functioned well until recently, 2 of the 3 units gave problem and disappointed me.
The problem ceiling fans gave out noise when operating. They also no longer controllable with the remote control. And their warranty period was over.
I called my electrician friend to come and take a look. He said many household already encountered the same problem with this model of Panasonic ceiling fan. The motor control circuit is damaged and only serviceable by Panasonic.
As a result, I decided to change the 2 problem Panasonic FM14C5 ceiling fans to Alpha VS-5.
Alpha VS-5 is slightly more expensive than FM14C5, but yet within the range of RM2xx. It looks bulkier, but actually is better than FM14C5 because:
- VS-5 has 5 blades, while FM14C5 only have 4 blades
- The blade of VS-5 is ABS type, while FM14C5's is metal type
Hope that these Alpha VS-5 ceiling fans in my house can last longer.