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Magic fan I apparently have a magic Hunter Palermo fan. My fan/light sometimes turns on automatically (eg. in the middle of the night) without me touching the remote. Sometimes the light comes on, sometimes the fan comes on at different speeds. It's been doing this since it was installed. This occurs relatively infrequently...like once a day or so if I leave the switch in the on position. I would suspect it is picking up signals from somewhere but since it happens in the middle of the night, I can't imagine where from? If it were crossed wires, I would think it would always be just the light or just one speed of the fan rather than a random assortment. Anyone have a clue how this might happen?

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  • mjwboofer Jul 16, 2008

    I have a similar issue with the same fan...the light goes occasionally in the night...right above the bed. I'd love to stop this. I'm not sure it's a signal thing since the fan has a "feature" where it's possible to toggle the light on by flipping the wall switch off and then back on again. I'm thinking if there's a power issue (someone's large AC unit going on?), the light comes on because the fan thinks that someone cycled the switch. The other person with this issue apparently had radio/infrared issues if the fan changed speeds...I don't think our fan has changed...just the light.

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Suggestion:
# 1 Check on line for RECALLs for this model & customer complaints issues.
# 2 Change codes on remote.
# 4 Re-check all wiring/diagrams to certify that it was installed correctly.
# 3 Remove batteries from remotes then see if problems still exist using only wall mounted connections.

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I solved this eventually by changing the jumpers on the fan and the remote (they must match). If too many people in your neighborhood have this fan (or even one who lives close enough), there's probably interference. It is NOT infrared, as has been suggested, making the remote not need a line-of-sight but making the fan subject to interference.

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I don't have a solution yet, but I have the same issue with an annoying light going off while I'm sleeping and the fan speed change. If I find a solution I will let everyone know!

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Sounds like a defective infrared sensor in the fan. I assume you have tried removing the batteries in the remote to rule out the remote. I don't think you have a wiring issue....your light works and the fan works. Typical fan wiring involves the fan & lights. The wiring for the infrared should already be wired from the factory. Its in the infrared detection circuit.

Good luck!

- Jim

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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