How To Pair Hunter Fan Remote: Programming & Pairing


How To Pair Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote
How To Pair Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote

Hunter Ceiling fans are very durable and efficient fans that come with remote control units that require pairing to the receiver. All new Hunter ceiling fans are already paired straight out of the box. However, If you have never paired your remote before or are having trouble with the pairing process then you will find many solutions in this article that will guide you step by step with pairing and programming your Hunter Fan Remote.

To pair a Hunter Fan remote first switch off the power to the fan using the circuit breaker or wall switch and leave it off for at least 10 seconds before turning it back on again. Within three minutes of turning on the power to the fan, press and release the pair button on the remote. A beep will confirm the successful pairing.

This is the basic process, however we will now go into this process in more depth along with situations that require a different approach such as:

  1. Losing a remote and needing to pair a new one.
  2. Pairing and programming a remote that has no pair button
  3. Pairing a remote that has no dip switches or pair button
  4. And more…

When you purchase a brand new Hunter ceiling fan, you should not need to pair your remote. This is because the remote and receiver are already paired for you. However if you lose your remote or have multiple ceiling fans(or/and remotes) that are interfering with each then you will need to reset and pair each one.

Lets look first at the remote that comes with a pairing button

Pair and Program Hunter Fan Remote Step by Step

Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote Pairing & Programming – Part 1 Video

Carry out these steps to pair your remote with your receiver:

  1. Remove the battery door on the reverse side of the remote to expose the pair button.
  2. Cycle the power to the fan by following these steps:
    1. Using the circuit breaker or wall switch turn off power to the fan.
    2. Make sure you leave the power off for a minimum of 10 seconds.
    3. Using the circuit breaker or wall switch turn the power back on.
  3. Press and then release but don’t hold down the pair button on the remote. This step needs to be done within three minutes of turning on the power to the fan. You should hear a beep and on some remotes a flashing blue light confirming that pairing was successful.

NOTE: Hunter’s remote control pairing function is used to both UNPAIR and PAIR the controls. This means that if the remote transmitter and the receiver were previously paired, this function will unpair them and vice versa.

If your Hunter fan model does not have a pairing button then you will need to try the following steps below.

How To Pair Your Hunter Fan Remote If It Does Not Have A Pairing Button

Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote Pairing Using Dip Switches – Part 2 Video

Please Note Before changing the dip switch settings on your receiver please disconnect the power mains to the ceiling fan and light kit. Move the circuit breaker to the OFF position and Turn off the wall switch. We hold no liability for following these instructions. If you feel incompetent then please consult a qualified electrician.

Change the default DIP switch settings to your own unique code.

The DIP switches are located under the battery compartment on the Hunter Fan remote and are also located on the flat side of the receiver. Refer to Figure 1 below.

Hunter Fan Remote Dip Switch Settings
Figure 1. Hunter Fan Remote Dip Switch Settings (Transmitter and Receiver)
  1. When making DIP switch changes first remove the battery from the remote and turn off power to the fan.
  2. Be sure the DIP switch settings of the remote transmitter and receiver match. If they do not match then the Hunter ceiling fan will not function.
  3. Be sure to make the DIP switch combination of your ceiling fan receiver and transmitter different from the DIP switch combinations of any other ceiling fans and any other receivers and transmitters in your home (garage door openers, entertainment equipment, etc.).
  4. Install one 12 volt alkaline battery inside the Hunter Fan hand-held transmitter after setting the DIP switch settings on the remote to match the combination ON / OFF DIP switch settings on the receiver. Please refer to Figure 1 above.

If your Hunter Fan Remote has no pair button and no Dip switches you will need to follow the steps outlined below. You might also want to check out our article: Hunter Fan Remote Not Working – Troubleshooting Guide

How To Pair Your Hunter Fan Remote If It Does Not Have A Pairing Button and No Dip Switches

Hunter Fan Remote Pairing with No Pair Button and No Pair Button – Part 3 Video

The steps below show you how to fix a Hunter Fan that is paired with 2 Remotes on the same frequency and Interfering with another nearby fan when you have no pairing button or Dip switches. This is a picture of the remote that you will use to follow the next procedure.

Hunter Fan Remote Pairing With No Dip Switches and No Pair Button
Hunter Fan Remote Pairing With No Dip Switches and No Pair Button

If your Hunter fan remote comes with only one frequency you will have no Dip switches. Since this remote has 12 memory slots you will need to fill all 12 memory slots so that the remote will not interfere with other nearby fans.

The reason for this is that these particular Hunter fans have 12 memory slots where they can be paired with upto 12 remotes. To pair your remote follow these steps:

  1. Power off the fan at the circuit breaker switch.
  2. Restore power to the fan by turning the power back on from the circuit breaker switch.
  3. Within 3 minutes of restoring power hold down the 0 and 3 buttons simultaneously for 4 seconds.
  4. A blue light on your remote control should flash and the fan should begin to slowly spin indicating successful pairing.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for 12 times ensuring all memory slots are filled up.

If you have a second Hunter Fan with a similar remote then you will need to use its remote and follow the same procedure above to fill its 12 memory slots thus ensuring both ceiling fans and remotes are dedicated to only one fan and will not interfere with the other.

Check out and download the Guide: How to Properly Install Multiple Remote-Controlled Fans Guide

How To Pair a ‘2’ Series Hunter Fan Model

This is the step-by-step process for pairing a ‘2’ series Hunter Fan with the remote. Most of the Hunter brand fans that were manufactured since 2016 are ‘5’ Series Fans, while the older models are typically the ‘2’ Series Fans.  If you need help locating your model number please check out our article here: How To Find Hunter Fan Model Number – Hunter Fan Replacement Parts

  1. Always remember to turn the fan power off at the wall switch or circuit breaker before beginning.
  2. Slide the battery compartment on the back of the remote to ‘open’ and remove the batteries.
  3. Change the Dip switches on the remote receiver and the transmitter ensuring they both match. (Only for those receivers that have Dip switches.)
  4. Turn back on the power to the fan and re-install the batteries into the remote control unit.
  5. At the same time, press and release the three HIGH (3), MEDIUM (2), and LOW (1) buttons on the remote control. You must complete this step within 30 seconds of restoring power to the fan.
  6. Now check that your fan has successfully paired to the remote by turning the lights to the fan on and off with the remote control.

How To Pair a ‘5’ Series Model Hunter Fan 

Pairing a '5' Series Hunter Fan Remote
Pairing a ‘5’ Series Model Hunter Fan 
Remote Model Numbers: 99371/k6017, k532401000, k5323, 99116/k140302000, 99110/K113101000, 99122/99123/k0474010000, and 99199/99127/k047101000
  1. First, turn the power to your fan off for at least 10 seconds using the wall switch. This will ensure that the receiver has enough time to power down. Turn the power back on.
  2. On the Remote control transmitter, press and hold both the ‘FAN’ button and the ‘SPEED 3’ button for four or more seconds. This should be done within three minutes of restoring the power to the fan.
  3. If your Hunter Fan Remote was previously unpaired, the remote and receiver will now pair. The fan will set to low speed and the remote light will blink 3 times and stay on.
  4. If your remote and receiver were previously paired, the remote and receiver will now be unpaired. If running, the fan will turn off. Then the remote light will blink twice and turn off.

Please check out the video below.

Pairing a Hunter Fan Remote 5xxxx Series Models
Pairing Hunter Fan Remote Pill Control 5xxxx Series
Pairing Hunter Fan Remote Pill Control 5xxxx Series
Remote Model Numbers: k626601000/k626602000, 99372/k6019, k5579010000, and 99198/k6266-03
  1. Turn the power off to your fan for 5 to 10 seconds using the wall switch, and then back on.
  2. Within three minutes of restoring power to the fan, on the back of the remote transmitter, quickly press and release the ‘PAIR’ button.
  3. If the ceiling fan and remote were previously unpaired, the remote and receiver will now be paired. The Fan Remote Light will blink 3 times and stay on. The fan will be set to low speed.
  4. If the fan and remote were previously paired, the remote and receiver will now be unpaired. If the fan is running, the fan will turn off. The light on the fan remote will blink twice and turn off.

NOTE: If the pairing of the Fan Remote and Receiver is unsuccessful, then turn the power to your ceiling fan off at the wall switch, wait for at least one minute, and then try again.

You can download a guide on using multiple fans and remotes here: How to Properly Install Multiple Remote-Controlled Fans Guide

Universal Hunter Ceiling Fan Remotes

If you have lost your Hunter Fan Remote then you can easily use a Universal Hunter Fan Remote to operate your ceiling fan.

Use the steps in this article to Pair your universal remote with your Hunter Ceiling Fan. If you are looking for a Hunter Universal Remote that will work on most Hunter Ceiling Fans then you need to check out this Remote: Universal Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote (Affiliate Link To Amazon)

What Is The Distance Range For A Hunter Fan Remote?

The distance range for a Hunter Fan Remote is 6 meters to 12 meters (20 feet to 40 feet). Some models can reach a distance of 30 meters or 100 feet. Obstacles such as walls and doors can reduce the distance range of your remote so if you are having trouble controlling your ceiling fan try moving closer.

Conclusion

Pairing your Hunter Fan Remote with the Ceiling Fan Receiver is straightforward and useful if you want to buy a replacement remote for your Hunter Fan. In any situation, whether pairing one remote to multiple fans or one fan to multiple remotes you will find the steps above helpful.

For further help in fixing your remote control unit please check out our article: Hunter Fan Remote Not Working where we solve many other issues you might be having with your Hunter fan remote.

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