Question about Hunter 21617 Palermo Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan

4 Answers

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 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?

Posted by on

  • 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.



4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

# 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.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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!

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,130 Answers

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

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Magic fan

u need to show a good technision of electronic

Jul 19, 2008 | Hunter 21617 Palermo Brushed Nickel...

1 Answer

How to install hunter palermo ceiling fan?

Your question is too broad. Do you need help with the mechanical installation or the wiring? Be more specific.

This is a link to the owner's manual:

Jul 13, 2014 | Hunter 21617 Palermo Brushed Nickel...

1 Answer

My Hunter remote controlled fan worked great for the first few years, but now the the light comes on and the fan turns off at the same time without me touching the remote or the switch on the wall. Wakes...

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

you may have a defective remote reciver or even a bad remote.

Take the battery's out of the remote for a couple of days, if the fan turns on, the remote is good.
you can have the remote receiver replaced, they run around $60.00

I tried to help you. Please help me and Rate/Vote on my response. We take the time to answer your question. take the time to rate us.Thanks and good luck

4 Thumbs - Very Helpful
3 Thumbs - Helpful
2 Thumbs - Somewhat Helpful

Dec 29, 2010 | Hunter 52" Ceiling Fan With Light And...

1 Answer

Hunter ceiling fan(French Quarter model) remote

The fan receiver is receiving signals of the proper frequency from sources other than your remote. This is very common. Could even be your neighbors remote...if you have neighbors...

If it's a real problem for you, you could try changing the frequency on your units (see owner's manual) -- that might help, or it might make it worse.

May 28, 2009 | Hunter Dryers

2 Answers

Hunter Palermo Ceiling Fan Problems-model # 21617

lick on this link and it will take you to there web sight and on it you will find email and # to contact them reguarding parts. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate this answer.

Feb 06, 2009 | Hunter 21617 Palermo Brushed Nickel...

1 Answer

Simultaneous fans


Jun 01, 2008 | Hunter 21617 Palermo Brushed Nickel...

3 Answers

Hunter ceiling fan w/ remote won't work

You need to change the receiver inside the fan. It is located in the top canopy of the fan. you don't have to buy a new remote just the receiver to save money and match the dip switches to the remote.

Nov 13, 2007 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hunter 21617 Palermo Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan Logo

505 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hunter Dryers Experts

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1606 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14423 Answers

Are you a Hunter Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides