Remote control not working
Check these steps........
1. Adjusting the dip switches:
fan/remote combination is set to work on a specific frequency, much
like tuning in a specifc radio station. Some fans allow you to set this
frequency by means of a set of small switches called "dip switches".
There is one set located inside the remote, and the other set would be
position on the fan, with the remote receiver electronics. This would
be either on top of the motor, or inside the switch housing or ceiling
canopy. These switches "tune" the remote and fan (received) to the same
"station" and therefore must be set to the same setting. If a fan is
not responding to the remote you can check to make sure that the
switches are set to the same setting in both locations, and/or try a
different setting. They are also useful if you have two remote fans,
you will want to be sure each fan is set different so the remotes do
not interfere. Lastly, if some other wireless device is interfering
with the fan (causing it to turn on and off seemingly at random) such
as a garage door opener or cordless phone, you can try a different
setting on the dip switches.
2. Universal remotes:
your fan remote is lost or broken, many suppliers, including this web
site, offer a universal remote designed to work with the majority of
different remote operated ceiling fans. Many are also universal for
operating televions etc so you can control all your leisure and comfort
devices from one unit.
3. Replacement parts:
outside of Universal remotes, general replacement parts are not
available for remote control systems. Your best bet is to contact the
unforunately, most problems with remote controls cannot be repaired
outside of what is suggested above. If you have problems, contact the
manufacturer, perhaps the fan is under warranty, or parts are
available. Otherwise chances are the fan will stay broken.
4. Converting to 3 speed:
common question: My fan's remote is broken, can I just convert it to a
3 speed pullchain like other fans? Again unfortunately, if you have to
ask the question, then chances are the answer is no. It can be done but
there are no universal directions, it varies drastically from fan motor
to fan motor, and requires a fair amount of technical and electronic
skill. A few exceptions: If the fan has a "remote bypass" switch you
can select it and then use a wall control (or pullchain if there is one
attached to the fan). Or . . .
5. Add-on remote kits
fan remote systems are not built into the fan, they were an option
added by the installer at an additional cost. Usually they consist of a
remote receiver wired to the fan inside the ceiling canopy, and the fan
will still have a pullchain that is not used. If this is the case then
the receiver can be removed and replaced with another remote/receiver
kit, or the fan can be operated as standard with the 3 speed pullchain.