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Hunter remote control fan wired through a wall switch occasionally would stick on high speed. Turned the switch off then back on and the fn off,an & light defaulted to fan "off", light "on". Remote then worked all functions properly. Sunday, nothing working. Have power to switch.

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  • reid_mcauley Sep 28, 2010

    If I take the receiver (small black box w/red & black wires?) out and wire direct, what run speed will the fan be on?

  • reid_mcauley Sep 28, 2010

    Fan has a remote control which has switch for the light, and an off switch & 3 switches for the speeds. No manual switches for light or fan. The sensor is mounted inside the housing of the single light which is just below the fan.
    I am considering cutting the sensor out of the loop and hooking these two wires together. Worst case is tripping the breaker I think. If the fan and light come on, that will verify that the sensor is bad. Right?

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For a possible solution to your remote please check and see if you can get your remote working with this link for tips;

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Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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There is a receiver in the junction box where the fan mounts to the ceiling. This receiver has a series of relays in it to turn the fan off and on and the light off and on from the remote. When you said that the fan would stick on high speed, that tells me that he receiver was starting to malfunction. What was happening the relay for the high speed was sticking. When you turn power off, it would release. So you need to either replace the receiver, or wire the fan directly to the wall switch. And just do away with the receiver.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • Rodney Clark
    Rodney Clark Sep 28, 2010

    Does the fan not have a pull chain to select speed on this model? You should be able to adjust the speed from a second pull chain.

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