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Remote model 27185

Remote works for the fan, but not the light

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    I have a Hunre fan that when connected the fan works fine but the light will not turn on. How do I know my wiring is correct?

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Make sure that you wire BOTH the black and black & white striped wires together to the supply, or the light won't work.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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Make sure the light is switched ON at the fan...pull the chain a couple times and see if it make a difference.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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The problem is most likely a interruption in power. I just e-mailed Hunter asking if I could stop this from happening since my fan is over the bed. Their reply is as follows... The light will come on after power is restored following an interruption. This is a design feature of the remote control and cannot be modified or adjusted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have further questions, please phone us toll free at 888-830-1326. Our hours are from 7:00am-7:00pm (central) on weekdays and 8:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays. Any representative can assist you.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Hunter Remote Control # 27185

Do not use the factory default position in either fan. Double check the dip switches, and make sure they are the same for each individual receiver and remote.Different codes for each. Dip switches are the oppsite direction in the remote for some reason?

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't control light at switch

We just purchased this same remote, and have the same issue. All my other older remote sets (from Hunter) do work both ways. If the instructions that come with the remote state when you turn on the light switch the light will come on. So seems like some other issue.

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The light is only a battery indicator light. Check the capacitor in the switchcup. Small, usually black box with wires going to pull chain switch. Also, the fan has to be set on high at the pull chain for the remote to work correctly.

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The problem is most likely a interruption in power. I just e-mailed Hunter asking if I could stop this from happening since my fan is over the bed. Their reply is as follows... The light will come on after power is restored following an interruption. This is a design feature of the remote control and cannot be modified or adjusted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have further questions, please phone us toll free at 888-830-1326. Our hours are from 7:00am-7:00pm (central) on weekdays and 8:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays. Any representative can assist you.

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Hunter Remote Control # 27185


Do not use the factory default position in either fan. Double check the dip switches, and make sure they are the same for each individual receiver and remote.Different codes for each. Dip switches are the oppsite direction in the remote for some reason?

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