So, why would you be searching the net for Hampton Bay Remotes? There would have to be a few good reasons why. We have put together the top reasons why our website visitors do a search for Hampton Bay Remotes:
If you are having a remote problem? Please try the following steps first:
1. Does your remote have a light which comes on or glows after you press a button on your remote control? If not, try
- Replace the Remotes batteries. Are you getting a light on the remote now when you are pressing a button? If not,
- Check the remotes programming. Is there any particular or special programming that sync’s your remote with the accompanying fan? Does the fan have a button? Check the remote or Hampton Bay ceiling fan manual that came with your ceiling fan.
- Check all of the dipswitches. Make sure they are both set the right way. The remote will have dip switches on the back-side of the remote, possibly hidden under a panel. The fan should have the dipswitches inside the fan motor housing.
2. If the remote light is coming on now, and you have attempted to try all the above troubleshooting, and you still find the fan is not responding to the remote,
- You might need to examine the internal wiring within the fan itself
- The actual receiver on the ceiling fan may be bad.
Dip Switch Problems with Hampton Bay Remote
If your ceiling fan is coming on by itself, or perhaps if you use two fans that are both turned on by the very same remote, than you will definitely be required to change your dipswitches. On the reverse side of the ceiling fan remote, as well as in the actual fan housing, you will have a nice set of dip switches. These dip switches are switches that can be pushed to either a 0 or 1 position (this is up or down). So that the remote can communicate with the actual fan, the dip switches will both need to be set in the very same direction.
Replacing a Hampton Bay Remote
If you have checked the batteries on the actual remote, and checked all of the dip switches, and your ceiling fan remote is still not working properly, then check the light. After you press the button on the remote, see if the light comes on? If there is no light, then it may be a good idea to replace the actual remote. If your fan is a Hampton Bay fan, then you would get a Hampton Bay remote in order to replace the existing one, or a Universal remote.
If you do not know what actual remote will work with your existing fan, than it is usually advised to get a universal remote. If you buy a Hampton Bay universal remote, your chances are about 80% – 85% that it will work with your existing Hampton Bay fan. These very same universal remotes will also work with other ceiling fan brands as well, but will have the best compatibility with other Hampton Bay fans.
Finding a Universal Hampton Bay Remote that works with my fan
If you do not know what actual remote works best with your ceiling fan, your best option will be to look for a Hampton Bay Universal Fan Remote. If you buy a Hampton Bay universal remote, more than likely it will work with your existing Hampton Bay fan. To be absolutely sure, you will need to check the product details of the fan remote you are looking at. Typically it will tell you what ceiling fan it works with.
Here’s some general guidelines to follow regarding your Hampton Bay fan & remote problems:
If you own a Hampton Bay fan which works with a remote, and your ceiling fan is no more than 5 years old, then a universal Hampton Bay remote will work with your ceiling fan. For more help on remotes please check our post Troubleshooting your Remote Controls
If the fan has never worked with a remote, you cannot just go and purchase a remote and expect it will work with it. If your ceiling fan uses pull-chains, you will have to continue using the pull-chains.
To find the remote that works with your ceiling fan, try looking at your manual that came with your ceiling fan. If you can’t find your manual, try searching for it here. Worst case scenario, go to the home depot community support forums on the Internet and post a question. You will get help from Home Depot’s online helpers. Alternatively goto Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Parts