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Westinghouse 77870, ceiling fan remote.

Trying to install this remote,, instructions say,, do not use the dip switch settings from factory,, use your own,, but there is no explination as to how..like what are they for,,I know you have to do the remote hand held and transmitter the same,,but ,,says simply to use your own settings,, with no further explination as to what they control or do..Thanx.

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2007

    I threw away the instructions, created my own, works fine now,, Fan and remote under $200 at Ace Hardware.(In Honduras)



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SOURCE: Westinghouse ceiling fan with 3 lights ( not sure of model)

maybe a bad remote module in the fan

Posted on Aug 14, 2008


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SOURCE: Westinghouse ceiling fan

Try "oiling the fan" and also if that doesn't work, change the fan.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008



SOURCE: westinghouse universal ceiling fan & light remote control #77870

make sure that you have the power cord on the fan in the right position. Pull it once to see if that starts the motor. Then go back to your remote and try starting the fan from the remote.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008


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SOURCE: trying to replace 3 speed

The pull switch has 4 wires, L, 1, 2, 3.
Connect ' L' to the reverse switch red wire or the wire that is free.
Connect ' 3 ' to the main black ( hot ) wire entering the fan.
Connect ' 1 ' to the capacitor's lowest uF eg. ( 1.5 uF )
Connect ' 2 ' to the capacitor's next uF eg. ( 3 uF )
the Capaciotr also has to be connected to the neutral wire entering the fan, usually black attached to another color wire. If you have a VOM tester, veryfy that it is a neutral wire.
H. Montero

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

SOURCE: trying to install a westinghouse ceiling fan into

NO NO NO..... Blue is Neutral...
Green, Green/Yellow is EARTH

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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How do I get the remote to work fan and light

There are dip switches in the fan and in the remote that need to be set to the same numbers. You can set them to whatever you want, as long as they match. If these numbers don't match it won't control your fan.

Here's a few lines from the user manual:
"IMPORTANT! Before installing this control, check the factory dip switch settings. Refer to Figure 1. Be sure the dip switch positions of the transmitter and the receiver match, or the ceiling fan will not function."

Here's a link to the PDF manual, which has an explanation and a figure in the middle of where you can locate these dip switches on the transmitter and the receiver both.


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Sounds like all the dip switches are set to factory still. Easy enough to fix.
Slide open the battery compartment on the back of the remote control and remove the fan's canopy against the ceiling. Then just change the switch to a different setting but make sure that the remote and fan have the same setting. Repeat this in each room so that all the fans have a different setting to each other.

Hope this makes sense.

I have a Westinghouse 77870 remote control with a light problem

read your intruc. manual and proceed according. download from www.fitness.manualsonline.com or www. retrevo.com
However you retight the spring contacts with pliers for better contacts batteries. 2) Open the re.control and clean the keypads for dirty, oxide with special spray contacts. 3) If the problem persist go to the repair shop TV for fix it.
God bless you

How do I change the frequency on the remote and the ceiling fan? We are on the same frequency as our neighbour.

You'll need to find the dip switches. The dip switch for the remote is inside the battery compartment. You usually have to remove the batteries to see it. The dip switch for the fan is usually on top of the motor. It can also be inside the switch housing or the ceiling canopy. You can set the switches to any combinationan as lonf as they are the same for both.

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You need to completely power off (wall switch or breaker) when changing the dip switches. Not just power off from remote because it will keep previous setting. I learned it the hard way....

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There is no set code from the factory; usually all the dip switches are in the same direction. In order to find the code, you will have to take the fan down, pull the remote out far enough to observe the dip switches, and then set them the same way on the remote.

Westinghouse universal ceiling fan & light remote control #77870

make sure that you have the power cord on the fan in the right position. Pull it once to see if that starts the motor. Then go back to your remote and try starting the fan from the remote.
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