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The Hampton Bay Altura Ceiling fan functions only with remote.
I contacted the manufacturer (kingofffans.com) after my Altura fan would run on high speed only and the remote would not control any thing. They said their was a manufacturing defect with a capacitor that affected many of the Altura fans. We are now on a waiting list for a new capacitor and housing, because they did not have enough replacement parts.
Missing remotes for hampton bay ceiling fans
Ceiling fan light flashes
There is a small part in the light kit of the fan connected to the lighting circuit. The part is relatively common to these fans and is most likely in yours as well. The sticker on the side of it shows model
98480X part number 98480-02. Clip the leads to remove this part and
wire-nut the wires back together bypassing it (black/red to black and
white to white). This will get your unit back to normal and the switches
will still work. I spoke with Hunter and this part has nothing to do
with the remote control features of the fan. It is a wattage limiter. If
you attempt to put bulbs into the fan that are higher than the
recommended wattage this unit steps the voltage down to prevent
overheating and possible electrical issues. Removing it will not prevent
the fan from functioning but you should be aware that it is in there by
federal regulation requirement and without it you could risk electrical
failure or fire if you put bulbs in that are too high a wattage. If you
call the manufacturer to report the issue they will send you a new
lighting housing for your unit which will have a new limiter in it and
solve your issue as well. In my case I needed the light working so I
bypassed it then requested the part. In the meantime I just made sure
that the bulbs I was using were well within spec. In my case the limiter
was just on the light, but depending on the model or how the wires were
nutted together by your electrician if the fan was also nutted on after
this device it would certainly have issues as your bulbs would now be
limited to the total wattage of the bulbs and fan combined. Hope this
Remote control does not respond
If the case is not damaged, remove and re install the batteries. That generally fixes problems like this. If not you will have to replace it.
Older Model Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan: The Redington II w/Remote Control
Ironically, i am having the same problem with TWO different Reddington's in my house.
One is brand new, just hung a few weeks ago, the other is about 3 years old.
The new one -- the lights are stuck in a constant dim, bright, off, dim bright off, and the fan wont turn at all.
The old one, the lights wont come on and the fan will only spin slow.
Both failed within a day or two of each other, and this is driving me nuts.
I thought it might be the remotes, so I took both remotes and pulled the batteries out of each, but that didnt do anything.
If anyone else is having this problem, please post.
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