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Westinghouse 77870, ceiling fan remote.

Trying to install this remote,, instructions say,, do not use the dip switch settings from factory,, use your own,, but there is no explination as to what are they for,,I know you have to do the remote hand held and transmitter the same,,but ,,says simply to use your own settings,, with no further explination as to what they control or do..Thanx.

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SOURCE: Westinghouse ceiling fan with 3 lights ( not sure of model)

maybe a bad remote module in the fan

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Westinghouse ceiling fan

Try "oiling the fan" and also if that doesn't work, change the fan.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: trying to replace 3 speed

The pull switch has 4 wires, L, 1, 2, 3.
Connect ' L' to the reverse switch red wire or the wire that is free.
Connect ' 3 ' to the main black ( hot ) wire entering the fan.
Connect ' 1 ' to the capacitor's lowest uF eg. ( 1.5 uF )
Connect ' 2 ' to the capacitor's next uF eg. ( 3 uF )
the Capaciotr also has to be connected to the neutral wire entering the fan, usually black attached to another color wire. If you have a VOM tester, veryfy that it is a neutral wire.
H. Montero

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

SOURCE: trying to install a westinghouse ceiling fan into

NO NO NO..... Blue is Neutral...
Green, Green/Yellow is EARTH

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Chaning a lightbulb on a Turbo Swirl Ceiling Fan

The dome just pulls off.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Westinghouse ceiling

The remote system for your fan is not complicated thing. Is consisting of the remote receiver, wired to the fan inside the ceiling canopy, and the remote control.

Therefore if the remote control is transmitting you can check this by the red indicator lamp if it working or not.

If the control is ok then you need to replace the remote receiver.

However you need to check also the fan capacitor since there is also the possibility that both the remote control and receiver to work fine but the problem is the motor capacitor which is used to start the motor.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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Mind of it's own

your remote and fan is set to someone elses frequency by little toggle switches
you will have to remove fan to where it hangs make sure power off
find the remote sensor inside electric case at ceiling in the fan
this is a dip switch to control frequencies

09c4f2f.jpg you will see something like this adjust the dip switches
means change the dip switch for fan
then on remote open the remote battery pack find the dip switch in there
change those dip switches to the same as in ceiling fan
put fan together and turn back on power
your fan should now not pick up the other frequency of another remote and they have a span of about 50 yards to pick up frequencies

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The dip switches on the remote and on the fan have to match - which makes the remote and the fan on the same radio frequency so they can talk to each other. They all come with the same default setup of the dip switches (all in the "on" position and therefore they are all on the same radio frequency). That's fine unless there is a similar remote control fan nearby. So a remote might talk to several new fans if they are similar brand or same remote etc on the default dip switch settings and therefore same radio frequency. It's up to you to change the dip switches if you need to. You need to. They give you the ability to change the frequency so you don't control a similar fan down the hall, upstairs etc , while also controlling the one in the room that you intended to control ie your problem. As long as the remote and the fan match, they will talk to each other. So you have to change the dip switches on one of the remotes and the fan you are using that remote on to something different, but matching. There are usually four dip switches, usually all in the "on" position. So, for example, change the first dip switch to off on the remote and do the same to the fan - turn first dip switch off. You'll probably have to take the fan down and take off the top to get at the dip switches. That should fix the problem.
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I had this problem. One day everything worked. The next day the fan ran at 1 speed and the remote didn't turn on the light, change fan speed, nothing. I changed batteries on the remote - no good. As you should know, the dip switches on the remote and on the fan have to match - which makes the remote and the fan on the same radio frequency so they can talk to each other. (They let you change radio frequency so that you don't control a similar fan down the hall as well as the one in the room that you intended to control.) Anyway, come to find out from the fan guy at Home Depot that sometime the dip switches on the fan "fall" out of place leaving the remote unable to talk to the fan. Sounded crazy, but sure enough one of the dip switches on the fan wasn't tightly in place. Once all the dip switches were tightly in place (with the fan dip switches matching the remote dip switches) everything ran fine. To change the dip switches on my fan that meant uninstalling the fan from the ceiling and taking the big top cover off to expose the dip switches.
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