Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Remotes
Harbor Breeze ceiling fan remotes are one of the most highly sought after parts, when it comes to Harbor Breeze ceiling fan parts. Why is that? Well, to be honest, ceiling fan remotes are one of the most common replacement parts in general. It does not matter whether it’s Harbor Breeze, or another ceiling fan brand. Remotes get lost very often. When a remote is lost, the ceiling fan cannot be used at all – many fans do not have pullchains as a secondary control option. Once the remote is lost, then the fan is useless until the time a new remote can be acquired, and programmed to talk to the existing fan.
I’ve purchased a new Harbor Breeze remote, but cannot get the remote to talk to my fan. What should I do?
This is a common issue. To solve it, you’ll need to program the remote to talk to the fan. There’s a couple different methods that will apply in this case. Many ceiling fans have dip switches. You’ll find one dip switch inside of the remote, and one inside of the fan. The dip switches need to be set the same way in order for them to work. Meaning that if on the dip switches, switch 1 and 2 are set to on, and 3 and 4 are set to off, then the switches need to be set the same way on the fan and inside of the remote.
Where do I find the dip switch inside of the fan?
First, you’ll need to confirm that the fan actually does use dip switches to communicate. If you’ve replaced the remote with the same part number, and there are dip switches inside of the remote control, then you’ll find them inside the fan, too. The dip switch inside of the fan is found on the receiver. This is found inside of the ceiling fan housing. If your Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan has a downrod, you will find the housing near the bottom of the downrod before the motor and fan blades. If there is no downrod, the housing that you’re looking for will be closer to the ceiling. The receiver is located inside of the housing. You’ll need to unscrew the screws on the housing in order to access the receiver.