Harbor breeze ceiling fan

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Old 07-12-08, 11:50 PM
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Harbor breeze ceiling fan

Just bought triton 52 inch fan with remote and after hooking up fan would not turn on. I checked to make sure rec. and transmitter were set alike and they were(even changed them to several setting and tried again) still nothing. I hooked up old fan to make sure power was good and it was fine. Now on the rec. it says to make sure manual switch is set to high before remote will work but I cant seem to find manual switch anywhere and they do not show it in the instructions. If anyone can help with this I would be grateful.
 
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Old 07-13-08, 12:57 AM
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Was your old fan switch is a fan speed control or plain jane toggle switch type ?

Some ceiling fan do have manual pull chain useally near bottom of the fan unit in most case due sometime the remote control malfuncton and use the manual override.

Is the new fan have the same number of wires as the old one was ??

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Old 07-13-08, 07:14 AM
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Yes there are the same number of wires as the old fan and I have looked over what I think is every inch of this new fan and have not been able to locatate anything that even looks like a manual switch.
 
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Old 07-13-08, 01:57 PM
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The manual switch, if it exists, will be a pull chain. Some fans do not have a manual switch. If the instructions are generic and not specific to your exact model of fan, it may be taking about something that doesn't exist.

There are quite a few reasons why it might not work. Is the breaker on? Is the wall switch on? Are the batteries in the remote transmitter fresh?

Do you own any electrical test equipment and can you test for voltage on the wires in the ceiling? How many wires are in the ceiling? How many from the fan? How did you connect them?

It might just be that you have a bad fan.
 
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Old 07-23-08, 11:44 PM
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I just installed a couple of these fans. I had the same problem. The switch they are referring to is the wall switch - not on the fan at all. If it doesn't work the most likely causes are the power is not solidly connected to the fan or you haven't removed the almost invisible wrapping on the battery. You will see the blue light on the remote if the remote is engaging. Don't mean to insult your intelligence - these were the reasons mine didn't work initially.
 
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Old 07-24-08, 12:38 PM
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chaoslv, welcome to the forum, and thanks for your comments. I hope they help.
 
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Old 07-29-08, 06:40 PM
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I think I'm having similar problem with my new fan (Hampton Bay). We installed last week and everything worked fine (remote worked fine; all functions). However, after my wife turned off the light switch to the fan, the remote stopped working, even after we turned the switch back on. So neither the fan nor light worked. I checked the wiring and "magically" (and I still don't understand why because all the connections were good) the remote started working again.

One day later, my wife turned the switch off YET AGAIN, and guess what? The remote stopped working again; no fan, no light, even after the switch was turned back on.

Yet again, I checked the connections, but nothing seemed to make it work this time.

I then decided that I would remove the switch from the equation and direct wire the fan so that the remote controlled everything, and the switch would no longer interrupt the power. I just got done doing that, but still the remote won't work! The wiring looks good and I have run out of ideas.

The instructions to the fan offer no useful guidance on this issue.

I think I'll have to return the fan, but please let me know if anyone has any other ideas (and, no, the breaker hasn't tripped, and there are fresh batteries in the remote, and the dip switches on the receiver and remote are set to same frequency).

(Sorry.....Someday I'll learn how to write a short post!

-Tom
 
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Old 07-30-08, 05:33 PM
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The only other thing I would check would be the position of the receiver wire on the canopy. Try to make sure it is unobstructed.
 
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Old 11-23-08, 11:51 AM
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I tell most of my custormers to try and pick out fans with no remotes. I find they have more proplems than not. I bet that 1 out of 3 has to be fixed if not right off at least within 2 to 3 years. One thing you have to make sure of is most of the time the little antenna wire on the fan remote reciever has to stick out of the fan canopy.
 
 

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