Wrestling with a ceiling fan


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Old 08-17-20, 03:40 PM
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Wrestling with a ceiling fan

I have a Hunter ceiling fan that's about 10 years old. It's a fan that can utilize a remote control change speed, however, I lost this remote many years ago. The problem I'm having is that whenever I turn the switch on for the ceiling fan oh, only the light comes on. No matter what I do I cannot get the blades to spin. Now sometimes whenever I turn the fan on the blades will start spinning on their own and then I'll just leave it alone until I accidentally turn the switch back off. I can hear a clicking sound whenever that occurs and then it'll Spin and blow cool air just fine. I'm wondering what I need to do to find out why this doesn't always work and what could be the culprit behind it not wanting to start spinning whenever I pull the chain. I tried to call Hunter but they were unwilling to assist in figuring out the problem. And they would not try and sell me another remote control either so now I'm stuck without being able to control the unit even if it did work. What can I do here? I have older Hunter fans that have been working flawlessly for a number of years and this one just does what it wants.
 
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Old 08-17-20, 05:22 PM
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All of Hunters remotes are still available.
Look thru the search link below and see if you can identify it by sight.
The older Hunter fan remote control was setup to turn the lights on full on a power up. The fan doesn't usually come on but it can.

Depending on your type of fan..... you can drop the canopy or motor unit if it's a ceiling hugger and remove the remote receiver and bypass it. Then just the chains will work.

The Hunter remotes were DIP switch programmed so you may have to get to the receiver to get the code.

Hunter remote search
 
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Old 08-18-20, 01:31 PM
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I was able to take down the light and I don't see anywhere in there the remote control receiver. I don't even see a spot where it would go. So my next question is why isn't it working all the time? Is there something that I can try to do to make this work or do I need to replace some parts inside of the canopy?

when I called Hunter they wanted me to basically buy a new fan because they said they don't make the wiring harness anymore. So I'm not going to do that.
 

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Old 08-18-20, 09:15 PM
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If you were talking to a Hunter you must have used a model number. Post it for me.
 
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Old 08-18-20, 09:42 PM
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The Model number is 22435-380
 
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Old 08-18-20, 10:13 PM
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Hunter receiver - k243111000
Hunter remote - 85094-01

You can google the remote to locate a replacement. I came across an entire kit from the depot.
That looks like a good deal. Easy to install. The receiver is up in the ceiling canopy.

Receiver and remote kit
 
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Old 08-19-20, 11:55 AM
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Well i dont even see the original receiver so im lost now. Im replacing the capacitors to see if that helps as well.
 
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Old 08-19-20, 12:13 PM
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You slid the upper canopy down and there was no remote module there ?
 
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Old 08-21-20, 11:05 AM
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I pulled the whole fan down and found the receiver. Part number 85068-02.

I don't know if I want to hook it back up or if I just want to utilize the unit without the remote. If I were to do the latter how would I need to connect it? The diagram says that the black / White would go to the light wow the fan would use just the black and the white would be common.
 
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Old 08-21-20, 11:11 AM
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I guess another smarter question would be this. Is there a method to use a single switch where I could have the fan always be on but use the switch to turn the light itself on and off? In my house every ceiling fan is wired this way and I'm not sure how it was done. This would have been done in the latter part of the 90s and I just can't figure out how to do it.
 
 

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