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We had an electrician install a Hunter ceiling fan in our daughter's bedroom along with a Hunter remote control. The light will randomly turn on in the middle of the night. It seems to occur only when the fan is running. We noticed this almost immediately after the fan was installed and replaced the remote control unit, however the light still turns on occasionally. On at least one occasion the fan was running and turned off with no other input. We do have several other fans in the house with the same remote control, but the DIP switches have unique settings and the light coming on happens at times when no other remotes are being operated (i.e. at 3:00 am in the morning when everyone is asleep).

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Before I did anything else I would try changing the code on the problem fan. Change the dip switches in the fan and in the remote controller unit to a different code. It is not impossible that a neighbor has the same code in their unit or a device in the area is operating off the same code. Probably the cheapest thing to try next.

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