The remote is a very commonly replaced ceiling fan item, no matter what make or model of ceiling fan you own. If you are looking for a replacement Hunter ceiling fan remote, we can help you with finding a replacement remote here on this page. When looking for a replacement remote, you have two options. The first option is to look at the details of the remote you are looking at, to see what fans the remote is compatible with. You can also check the manual that came with the fan. As a last ditch measure, you can also contact Hunter, the fan manufacturer.
Troubleshooting your Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote
If you are having a problem with your Hunter remote – don’t worry, it’s common. The good part is, that troubleshooting ceiling fan remotes is common and it does not matter what brand it is – the steps are mostly the same.
The first step is to check the batteries. It sounds simple and straight forward, but believe it or not, battery replacement is generally always the first step to take. If the replacement batteries you’re trying don’t work either, try those batteries in another device to make sure they’re still good. Try another set of fresh, brand new batteries right from the store. If you do that, and the remote still appears to not control the fan – and those batteries work in another device – then it’s not the batteries. Onto the next step.
Check the ceiling fan dip switches
The dip switches for the remote and the receiver need to be aligned in order to communicate together. If you remove the battery cover on the remote, you will find the dip switches underneath the battery cover. The dip switches can also be found on the remote receiver as well. In order for the two to communicate, the dip switches have to be set the same. The remote uses infra red frequency to communicate between the remote and the receiver. If the switches are not set the same, then what happens is the remote essentially is unable to communicate with the receiver.
With all of that being said, it is unlikely that the dip switches have changed inside of the receiver on the fan. The only way that can happen, is if the fan is hit, falls down, gets damaged or let’s say one of the kids gets out a broom and goes to town on it. What’s much more likely is the dip switches perhaps were jostled or one moved in the remote when it was dropped. Or again, perhaps the kids opened it up and fooled around with the dip switches. To find the default setting of the dip switches, you may need to refer to the manual that came with your Hunter fan. If that does not work, you can try contacting Hunter directly or replace the remote.
Universal Hunter Ceiling Fan Remotes
If you are unable to determine what remote goes with your Hunter fan, it can be advantageous to invest in a Hunter universal ceiling fan remote. These remotes are compatible with most Hunter ceiling fans. They are most likely compatible with some other brands of ceiling fans as well. We also have some additional information on programming a replacement Hunter remote as well.
How to Program the Hunter Fan Remote
If you’re looking for programming instructions for your Hunter Ceiling Fan and remote control, you can find them here on this website. We’ve written an article that will help. Mainly, programming the remote consists of setting the dip switches and pressing the right buttons in order to effectively program the remote control to be used with the fan. Most remote control programming as it relates to Hunter ceiling fan remotes, is pairing the ceiling fan remote with the receiver – very similar to how you would pair a bluetooth device. If this programming or pairing does not work out, and you’ve already tried to replace the remote, then it may be time to look at a universal Hunter ceiling fan remote and receiver system.