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How to replace the receiver in a Minka Aire fan


Symptoms your ceiling fan has a bad receiver can include rotational shimmying (Chubby Checker behavior) of the fan, or loss of effective range of the remote.

How to replace receiver in a Minka Aire Ceiling Fan (such as F887 with remote RH-786R):

1. Turn off fan power at breaker.

2. Consider alternatives to replacing: If receiver has gone from performing well to not responding at all, consider first trying to reprogram it (see steps 14-16). If there is possible interference, try changing the remote's frequency (see manual), then re-programming receiver to that new frequency.

3. Twist off the "canopy cover" (a ring) by hand. A kitchen jar-gripper pad may help. Photo (from above after removal) shows the keyholes by which it was locked to the heads of two "canopy" screws.
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4. With power off at breaker, undo the two canopy screws, lower the canopy, remove wire nuts and detach wires, and get them out of the way for step 3.
5. Lift the fan until the black hanger ball (shown) comes free of the hanger bracket. Carefully lower the fan onto a table without bending or striking the fan blades. Loosen the set screw from hanger ball as shown:
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6. Slide down the ball, remove the crosspin as shown, then slide ball off the downrod.
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7. Remove canopy and canopy cover:
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8. Remove coupling cover:
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9. Remove all six screws from the housing:
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10. Remove the hitch pin, lock pin, and two set screws from the top coupling:
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11. Undo the two plastic cable ties ("zip" ties) as follows: New ties must be obtained for reassembly, but new ties may be too large for the housing holes. In that case, cut old ties in a way that leaves as much reusable length as possible, and leave them passed through the housing holes. New ties can then be looped around wiring only, with old ties looped through the new ties to hold them against the housing.
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12. Unplug the two wiring plugs, unscrew the two mounting screws and (as shown) the grounding screw.
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13. Re-installation is reverse of steps 3-12.

14. With power still off at breaker, disconnect hot (black) wires to any other nearby fans that you do not want to accidentally reprogram the receivers of. These receivers will remember their last programming even when without power.

15. Turn on power at breaker.

16. Programming (or re-programming) a fan's receiver to learn the frequency of a remote is done as follows: Wall switch must be turned from off to on, and then within a certain time (manual says 60 seconds), you must bring the remote within range (very close if your receiver(s) have started to go bad) then press and hold the stop button of the remote for several seconds. (Seems to be 4 seconds, but manual says 10.) IMPORTANT: Contrary to instruction manual, you must then turn off the power again, then on again, before the fan will respond to the remote. Otherwise it will just spin in reverse and not react at all. Determining this conflict with manual took much trial and error, and I'm still not certain whether there is any minimum number of seconds the power must be off between steps.

on Oct 02, 2017 | Minka Aire Ceiling Fan


Maybew the fans wireless can be programmed for a different channel or lower power/signal.

Have you checked with thier
Customer Care Department hours:
Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST
Toll Free: 1 (800) 221-7977

Minka Aire... | Answered on Jul 12, 2016


OKAY I HAVE A POSSIBLE SOLUTION! THERE SHOULD BE A GREEN LIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE REMOTE AND A BLUE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM. YOU NEED TO TURN OFF THE BOTTOM SWITCH, WHERE THE BLUE LIGHT IS, FOR 5 SECONDS THEN BACK ON. THEN HOLD THE CENTER STOP BUTTON FOR 5 SECONDS AS WELL. THIS WILL ALLOW FAN AND REMOTE TO RESYNCHRONIZE, IF BLUE AND GREEN LIGHTS BLINK TWICE THEN U HAVE SUCCESSFULLY RESET BOTH FAN AND REMOTE. IF THIS DOESN'T WORK CALL MINKA AIRE TECH SUPPORT 1-800-221-7977. GOOD LUCK!

Minka Aire... | Answered on Apr 21, 2016


Call Minka Aire at 1-800-307-3267

Minka Aire... | Answered on Feb 04, 2016


Your Minka Aire is also available on AMAZON...

The trouble you are describing involves YOUR control module INSIDE your fan body... I had a SIMILAR TROUBLE on a CASA BLANCA... had to replace the CONTROL MODULE myself... but for the 13 foot ceiling... and needing to ALSO upgrade the WALL SWITCH (Intelli Touch W32 Wall Control) to match... It was an EASY JOB.

Remember to ground out your hands before touching delicate electronic equipment (or an anti static wrist strap)...!!

Also remember... the REAL PROFESSIONALS always remove power (when possible).

Be SAFE.

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Minka Aire... | Answered on Jan 26, 2016


Push up on the glass all around to loosen it (be careful not to break). You could also spray a little WD-40 around the top of the glass. If these don't work, you might have to break the glass. Call Minka Aire @ 1-800-307-3267 and let them know the problem and they might send a replacement at no-cost.

Minka Aire... | Answered on Jan 04, 2016


Call Minka @ 1-800-307-3267

Minka Aire... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015


If it had a wall remote you probably need to use that. You could have a bad receiver. If it doesn't have a light, you need a TWO-fan control. A regular fan control is for 1 fan only.

Minka Aire... | Answered on Aug 25, 2015


There's either screws on the bottom or sides.

Minka Aire... | Answered on Jul 06, 2015


First, what is the fan brand & model. Normally small dip switches are on fan top

Minka Aire... | Answered on Jul 02, 2015


If it has a remote, press down on the light button and keep it pressed down until your light gets to full brightness.

Minka Aire... | Answered on Apr 27, 2015


There is no way to reset the dip switches without getting into the motor housing. Unfortunately you will have to dismount the fan.

Minka Aire... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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