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I bought this for a friend’s fan. I stayed with her recently due to a broken ankle and while I was hanging out on her couch wishing the remote for her very old ceiling fan would work (since the AC was NOT) I decided to try searching Amazon. When I found this remote that looked exactly like her old one, I took a chance! By the time it arrived, I had done enough reading to know there were 4 little switches inside the remote amd I used a metal nail file to pull one of them down to match the configuration inside her old remote. It didn’t work!😩 She had given me a ‘new’ battery to put in the old remote and I decided to see if there was another 9 volt in her kitchen drawer, which there was. Put that one in and VOILA!!! A fan that had not been able to be used for years working in the blink of an eye!!! A little red ‘eye’ on the new remote!!! She was amazed. A guy at Home Depot had told her she would never find another remote!! Has he not heard of Amazon??!!
the ads on this product it said it’s compatible with Harbor Breeze fans. Thought that I could use it immediately out of the box. Place 9 volt battery inside and remote doesn’t work with the fan. the manual on the remote control said that there is 16 switch selections inside of it but don’t tell me which switch selection would make it work with my ceiling fan!!! But what’s really funny is that in order for the “universal remote control” to work is that I have to tear my ceiling fan apart which by the was is already attached to the ceiling) and match its switch setting to the universal remote. Do not buy this crap.
This remote looks exactly like the remote that I'm trying to replace, just a different brand. The description also says that it was compatible to my fan. Once I received it and tried to program it according to the instructions it didn't work. The instructions aren't all that great either. I should have returned it but it slipped my mind and now I'm stuck with 2 remotes that don't work.
Most of the fans in our house had to be installed with wireless switches because the house wasn't originally wired for ceiling fans. These then work the same way so you can keep the remote by your desk, bed, couch, etc. for easy control. Setup was insanely easy as long as you can find the correct PIN switch combination of your current switch. I mounted the wall mount using Command Strips to avoid putting holes in the wall. Works perfectly.
This remote works better than the original one that came with the fan. The original wouldn't work in most of the areas in my room and it was frustrating, probably why I needed a new remote, but the new one works everywhere. I'm planning on replacing the other remotes that I have that are compatible with this model. I received them as promised and everything was exactly as described.
I'm so glad that I ordered this remote!!! It works perfectly!!! At first we were sooooo disappointed because it wouldn't work when we put the battery in. That's when the instructions come in handy. LOL You have to set the code that's in your old remote and put it in the new remote. Easy!!!! So happy!! The price was awesome!!!! Shipped QUICK!!!!!
Although the chances are strong that the original equipment manufacturer used a similar, low-cost, subcontractor to product the OEM remote, this new remote looks exactly the same on the outside (save for the fan maker's name plastered on it) and actually looks better put together on the inside... So far pleased with the purchase.