I just installed a ceiling fan on our patio. When turning on the power, the fan starts spinning as I would expect it to. After a few seconds however, the fan seems to be spinning only through inertia and eventually comes to a stop. It doesn't seem to start again after waiting for a while (at least ten minutes) Turning the switch off and on again will once more cause the fan to spin up, but it just stops once again shortly thereafter.
The direction switch on the fan doesn't change anything. The same behavior occurs whether the fan is set to spin clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Any ideas on what could be the cause and potential solution?
In case it's helpful, this is a 52" Tilghman fan by Harbor Breeze (#0294981) installed with a separately purchased 48" downrod.