Ceiling fan direction change with wall switch only


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Old 01-23-21, 01:00 PM
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Ceiling fan direction change with wall switch only

Im looking for some advice on how to change the ceiling fan direction. I have no remote, and only a 3 speed slider switch with toggle on/off for the fan portion. The light is controlled with a separate on/off w/dimmer switch. I read an article a few years ago about turning the fan on/off switch multiple times to get the fan to reverse directions. I was successful in doing it, but now I cant find the information and have forgotten how to do it. I believe it is a Hampton Bay fan, but I dont have any model information. Thanks for any suggestions!
 
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Old 01-23-21, 05:50 PM
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Most fans have a reverse switch on them so multiple power ups would just be a luck of the draw to get the fan to run in reverse. Usually the starting winding connections are reversed for the fan to run backwards.
 
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Old 01-24-21, 06:45 AM
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Thanks for that reply. There is no reversing switch on the unit. I know that what Im asking is possible because I did it over a year ago, but Ive forgotten the sequence and cannot locate the article/posting/video that explained it. Any suggestions are appreciated!
 
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Old 01-24-21, 08:13 AM
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All induction motors require a physical reversal of connections to the start or run winding to change its rotation. Since a remote can't do this by itself, it sends a code to the receiver in the fan housing that operates a switching scheme to change rotation of the fan motor. You must find out how to send this code from your remote.
 
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Old 01-24-21, 08:41 AM
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I did an exhaustive search on GOOGLE. It appears you MUST have the remote to reverse the spin (even if it does not have a reversing button on it). Also check very carefully for a reversing switch on top of the fan. Most are on the side but some may be located on top.
 
 

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