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Remote Doesn't "Talk" To The Fan

I watched* my electrician reset the code within the fan housing (a small plastic ‘box’ with dip switches) a couple of years back the first time the remote/fan combination quit working. Well, it stopped working again.

Thought I’d save a few $$ and have a look myself; have the bezel removed (and blades) to gain access inside the housing. There are two small possible switch units, but I don’t want to go further in dismantling the fan for fear of going a step too far and creating a bigger mess.

Suggestions welcome.

*Apparently not closely enough.

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What is the make and model number of the fan, also the model number of the remote control if it has one?

Have you checked that the batteries in the remote are OK or tried new ones, you didn't say?


Hampton Bay made both fan and remote. "Fan HD" is the only reference I can find on either unit. Battery? First thing I checked when it stopped working; it's good.

Thank you for the reply.



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Hi @michael_1213

Is there power available at the fan i.e. can you turn on the light/fan manually etc?

Here’s the instructions on how to set up the dip switches to enable the remote to work with the fan’s controller receiver board.

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If you can’t get it to work when trying any of the 16 possible combinations, then either the remote is faulty or the receiver board for the fan is faulty.

Does the receiver board look OK i.e. not burnt or distorted?

If not, then the option is to get either a new remote control - supplier example only or a new receiver board for the fan.

Here’s an image that may help with installing the new receiver board, maybe.

You may have to check the model number of the receiver board and then try to find a replacement by searching online for Hampton Bay (insert receiver board model number) receiver board, to find suppliers of a suitable replacement. There should be an installation guide with the replacement board

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jayeff -

Many thanks for the response. Greatly appreciated.

I found the repair manual specifically for this fan online (“Manslib”) after I located the Owner’s Manual filed away when the fan was purchased.

Looks like I know what I’ll be doing this upcoming Saturday.

PS: No, there is no way to power up/down the fan/light manually.

Best regards.


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