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Dip switch settings

I bought a replacement remote (model 27185) to replace original on Hunter fan/light. Worked fine after installation. Later in the afternoon, fan light was off, and then the light came on without pushing remote. Used remote to shut light off. Worked O.K. Next morning fan was operating on high speed without pushing any remote buttons. I tried to reset dip switch on receiver and corresponding locations on transmitter, but would not operate. Returned dip switch to original factory setting on transmitter, and it operated O.K. without returning switch on receiver to its original factory setting. Tried with old transmitter, and had same results-all dip switches had to be in original position (off) in order to operate fan/light. And the receiver dip switches could be in any position. After trying to reset switches, neither the light nor fan has come on by themselves. How can I get the transmitter and receiver to operate with the dip switches in coordinating positions other than all of them in the "off" position on the transmitter?












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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    fan ligght comes on by itself

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    Same problem here. Had a master electrician install 2 Hunter ceiling fans today including the transmitters for the Hunter 27185 Remote Control. Have found it's impossible to dim the included light on either fan and now the fans or the lights keep turning themselves on with no assistance from either remote control. What a piece of junk these remotes are. Love the fans but can't wait to get the electrician back to rip out the remotes so I can take them back to Lowes!

  • jblatz1 Dec 13, 2008

    From what I have read this is big issue with these remotes and hunter fans. I had electrician replace 3 remotes for wall switch remotes 2 work fine 1 fan upstairs will either turn light, fan or both on full speed at all times. Funny thing is problem may not happen for 1-2 weeks then 4 times in 24 hours. Very frustrating! Will try changing dip codes but have read mixed reviews about this being permanent fix.

  • sandhillprop Mar 10, 2009

    Since installing the remote to my Hunter ceiling fan the lights and fan come on without my use of the remote. All of a sudden I'll wake up in the wee hours of the morning and the lights are on as bright as they can be and the fan is whirling away! Has anyone found a solution other than replacing the unit?

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I've had the same problem w/ light turning on/off. Called customer support and 3x waited 6 minutes to leave message and get no call back. Finally got a human and she told me to change code in receiver and transmitter. This was no easy task as the fan is very high up and the stupid thing needs to come down to adjust the receiver. Changed the setting and it worked for two days until it started back with the lights turning on at all hours. I noticed there's a toggle switch in the remote that is not explained in the manual. It says CFL on one side and INC on the other. The light will NOT dim if it's in CFL and tonight is the first time I've switched it to that setting. I'm hoping this is some kind of lockout for random signals going out of the remote...It would be nice to have a proper explanation in the manual. I should have gone with another Casablanca fan--Hunter products are lame.

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There are dip switches in the fan and in the remote that need to be set to the same numbers. You can set them to whatever you want, as long as they match. If these numbers don't match it won't control your fan.

Here's a few lines from the user manual:
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http://www.hunterfan.com/uploadedFiles/Support/Downloads/41316.pdf

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