We have a really old rotating fan that Sam uses as white noise while we sleep. We’ve been using this since we moved in together many years ago. We don’t ever use the rotating feature, just point it away from us most nights and let it run.
This last summer the screws that allow you adjust the angel of the fan head started to give way. We tried a bunch of different solutions but it kept point at the floor, which was just weird and not what we wanted.
Sam found a fix though. I came home one day to this my childhood teddy bear (thankfully not the blue one) upside down with his crotch shoved under the fan blades. It apparently works exceptionally well to steady the fan head.
It just looks horrible painful.