Must-Know Guide On Hunter Fan Remote Control Troubleshooting  (2022)

Must-Know Guide On Hunter Fan Remote Control Troubleshooting (1)

Hunter remote control troubleshooting isn’t a difficult task. Otherwise, we won’t be discussing it here. It’s something anyone can try. It doesn’t matter if you’re technically sound or not.

The Hunter Fan is an incredible innovation. The fan comes with a unique, portable, and responsive remote control. And From a given range, you can operate the fan using the remote.

So the Hunter Fan will make operating your ceiling fan a breeze. You can increase or decrease the fan’s speed and do other things via the remote control.

However, without the remote control, you can operate a Hunter Fan. But then, the remote is the reason people prefer this fan to a bunch of others on the market. Therefore, it has to function at all times.

Unfortunately, anything can happen to your hunter remote control out of the blue. It could be the battery, receiver, or something else. The easiest way to identify the problem with your Hunter Fan remote is by troubleshooting. But then, how many people know the steps involved?

In this post, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot Hunter Fan remote control like a pro.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

How To Troubleshoot Hunter Fan Remote Control

Before we go deeper, it’s important to know that Hunter Fan remote control troubleshooting is not different from other fan’s remote controls. So, even if you’re not using a Hunter Fan, the tips here are still relevant to you.

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There are also several ways to troubleshoot a Hunter Fan remote. And it’s important you know every one of them. If step one doesn’t work, try step two, and so on.

Step#1: Turn the power on:

This is the first thing to do. There’s no way you can find out if your ceiling fan remote is working or not without powering the fan.

Try to test different speed levels. If the remote doesn’t respond, then it’s malfunctioning. It would make sense if you also tried turning on the lights with the remote control. If the remote doesn’t work, chances are it could be faulty.

However, don’t conclude that your remote is faulty yet until you try other steps.

Since the remote didn’t respond, use the pull to turn on the fan and light. Let the fan rotate at high speed.

Step#2: Test the range:

Ceiling fan remote controls are innovative devices. But they don’t have the strongest or perhaps, longest of range.

So, the reason your remote control isn’t responding could be because you’re out of range. You’re not at fault for not knowing this.

To be clear, move a bit closer to your Hunter Fan. And remember to test the remote control as you move closer. You can lower the speed or turn the fan off. Press any command you want.

If you moved closer enough and the remote still wouldn’t work, don’t give up. At least, you have now known that the problem isn’t range-related. It’s something different.

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Don’t move out of range, though. That is, don’t move too far from your ceiling fan. Since you’re doing troubleshooting, it would be best to remain as close to the fan as possible.

Step#3: Check the battery:

The battery is everything to your remote control. Without it, your Hunter remote won’t work.

All remotes use a battery. So if your remote isn’t working, the battery could be the culprit.

There are several ways the battery could be responsible for your remote control’s inability to work.

The first possible reason is that there might not be a battery in the remote control. Don’t be surprised when you learn about this.

Hunter Fan remote uses the same battery as other remotes in your home. So, there’s a chance that someone has changed the Hunter Fan remote’s battery to another remote. It’s possible since they can’t get one to buy.

The second possibility is that the battery may have gone out of position. It could be that the remote control fell, or perhaps someone didn’t fit the battery to the terminals properly. Anything could have happened.

The third possible reason could be that the battery is weak. But if the battery is weak, your Hunter Fan remote control would still be working. The only thing that might probably get affected is the range.

If the battery is weak, you may have to move closer to the fan for it to work. Weaker batteries cause the range of remote controls to drop a bit.

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The fourth reason is a dead battery. In this case, your remote control won’t even work. And that’s not what should scare you. There’s also a possibility of battery leakage, which might lead to battery corrosion.

A Handy Tip:What causes battery corrosion ishydrogen released from the battery’s acid. This hydrogen mixes with a couple of things in the atmosphere.

So, don’t leave older batteries in your Hunter Fan remote control. Remember to change the battery often to keep the terminals corrosion-free.

But if there’s battery leakage, remember to put on protective gloves when cleaning up the battery acid.

Now, when was the last time you had your Hunter Fan remote control battery changed? If you can’t remember, chances are it’s been a very long time.

By the way, batteries don’t cost a fortune. So, remember to change yours often.

Here are quick questions you should ask yourself regarding your fan remote battery.

  1. Is there a battery in the remote control?
  2. Is the battery in the remote control in the right position?
  3. Is the battery already weak and needs changing? Please endeavor to change weak batteries.
  4. Is the battery in my remote control dead? Please endeavor to change dead batteries quickly.

A Handy Tip:Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if the battery is weak or dead. That explains why having the battery changed before troubleshooting is a wise decision. Don’t assume the battery is good or not. It should be the first thing you change before continuing your Hunter Fan remote troubleshooting.

Step#4: Fan and remote frequency:

Let’s assume you have tested the range and changed the battery, but your fan remote is still not working. Now, you’re wondering what the cause could be.

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The frequency could be the reason your remote isn’t working on your Hunter Fan. It doesn’t matter the range you’re at or whether you’re using a new battery; your remote won’t work if its frequency isn’t the same with the fan.

However, frequency setting isn’t something you should toy with. You need to read your Hunter Fan manual on how to set frequency. And make sure you turn off the fan before you start working on it.

How do you verify the remote control and fan’s frequency?

You need to check the dipswitches. At the back of the remote control is the battery compartment. That’s where you’ll find the dipswitches. You have to check if the reading on the remote is the same as the one on the fan.

Now how can you check the fan’s frequency? It’s simple. Take off the ceiling fan’s canopy. You will find its dipswitch settings on the receiver, located inside the fan’s canopy.

Please note that if the dipswitch setting on the ceiling fan and the remote isn’t the same, they won’t be clear communication between both.

Again, if you discover your fan is turning off and on, don’t panic. The problem might not be with your fan itself. It could be that a neighbor next door is messing with you.

If someone staying next door has a Hunter Fan whose dip switch settings match yours, they could control your fan.


So, now you understand the nitty-gritty of Hunter Fan remote control troubleshooting. You can see that it’s something anyone can do. Whether you possess strong technical knowledge or not, know that you’ll benefit a lot from this post. Just adhere to the steps, and you’ll get this troubleshooting done yourself.

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You also have to be cautious when taking off your Hunter Fan canopy. Don’t be in a hurry, and ensure the fan is turned off before you proceed. Finally, by following the tips in this post, you’ll troubleshoot, identify and fix your remote’s problem before you know it.


How do you troubleshoot a Hunter ceiling fan remote? ›

How to Troubleshoot a Fan Remote | The Home Depot - YouTube

How do I resync my Hunter fan remote? ›

How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote - 5xxxx Series Models - YouTube

How do I use my Hunter ceiling fan remote? ›

Using a Remote Control to Control your Hunter Ceiling Fan - YouTube

What would cause a Hunter ceiling fan to stop working? ›

Probably causes are a faulty light kit, the fuse in the light kit has blown, a faulty wall or remote control which could be either the handset or receiver, broken or faulty light switch or just incorrect installation.

Why is my remote not working even with new batteries? ›

Make sure none of the remote buttons are jammed or stuck. The remote control battery terminals may be dirty. Remove the batteries and clean the remote control terminals with a small solution of alcohol, using a cotton bud or soft cloth, then place the batteries back into the remote control.

How do you reset a remote control? ›

For Android TVs released in 2015 or later, symptoms may improve by updating the software of the remote control.
Reset the remote control.
  1. Open the battery compartment cover and remove the batteries.
  2. Press and hold the Power button for three seconds.
  3. Insert the batteries again and close the battery compartment cover.
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Can I turn on Hunter ceiling fan without remote? ›

To turn it on without a remote, all you have to do is purchase a long pull cord to add to the pull switch, so you can operate it without struggling to reach the pull switch or even fumbling for the remote.

Where is the DIP switch on a Hunter ceiling fan? ›

The DIP switches are under the battery compartment on the remote and are on the flat side of the receiver.

Will ceiling fan work without remote? ›

It is good to know that you can control a ceiling fan even without using a remote control. You will just have to pull the cord on the pull switch from the motor module. Yes, you will need to operate it manually.

How do you reset a ceiling fan? ›

To resync your ceiling fan remote, start by turning off your fan using the wall switch and then waiting for a few seconds. Different guides will tell you to wait anywhere from 10-30 seconds while the fan is off. After waiting, turn the fan back on again.

Why is my hunter remote not working? ›

Perhaps the most common cause for a ceiling fan remotes not working is either a lack of batteries or dead batteries. If your remote control has an indicator light, check to see if it comes on. If it doesn't, that's a good sign that it has a battery problem. Open the remote control battery cover.

Are hunter fans guaranteed for life? ›

Motor – Limited Lifetime Warranty

If any part of your ceiling fan motor fails during your ownership of the fan due to a defect in material or workmanship, as determined solely by Hunter, Hunter will provide you with a replacement fan free of charge.

Where are the DIP switches on a Hunter fan remote? ›

The DIP switches are under the battery compartment on the remote and are on the flat side of the receiver.

How do you troubleshoot a ceiling fan? ›

How to Troubleshoot Your Ceiling Fan | The Home Depot - YouTube

Will ceiling fan work without remote? ›

It is good to know that you can control a ceiling fan even without using a remote control. You will just have to pull the cord on the pull switch from the motor module. Yes, you will need to operate it manually.

How do you fix a speed control switch on a ceiling fan? ›

How Do I Repair a Speed Ceiling Fan Switch? - YouTube


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