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I have been pressing the buttons on my old remote with ever increasing pressure and waving it in apparently insane gestures for several years. I have replaced battery after battery, and done my own style of reset, which can take up to 30 minutes. I have considered throwing away the whole fan, because the internet is useless as to a real solution. I believe the unit is not the original remote, but so much the better for my story. This new remote is as close to perfect as it can get. The buttons work flawlessly and instantly. PS-I believe my fan is 39 years old (installed when the house was built).
Let me first state that I rarely give any item I purchase 5 stars. I have made and exception with this purchase.
Okay, this item looks exactly like the remote that came with my Harbor Breeze fan. That remote was using 9 volt batteries like they were the new shrimp cocktail value meal at Red Lobster. That is the reason I purchased this remote. However, upon receipt of the remote I noticed the old remote's 4th dip switch was not locked fully on and therefore was probably draining the battery excessively. I locked the 4th dip switch and placed a new battery in the new remote. I am going to see which remote requires a battery change first. I am betting it will be the old remote due to its age. That remote is more than 13 years old and I am willing to bet the capacitors are becoming marginal. Long story short, I am happy with the replacement, it operates the fan as expected and works as expected.
This is a cheaper OEM but works just like the one that came with the fan. No one will know the difference. Worked like a charm. NOTE: You will have to set the switches inside the battery chamber to make it work with your fan so don't throw your existing remote away. Or at least take a picture of the setting.
the controler works like old one. prefect match. the enclosed insturtion sheet gave me the insite to mate it with the old fan. I photographed the code on the fan with me cell phone. Didn't have to take down the fan. Matched the trigers on the new controler and turned the power back on. Pressed the light button and "let there belight". All worked. Thanks
The original remote for our Harbor Breeze fan got wet & stopped working. This one is identical looking to it. Would be super easy to set up if I knew the code on the receiver in the fan, but I didn't write it down when installing and my wife was being helpful when she turned all 4 switches on to fix it...so the set up was a long project to remove the fan to find the receiver code. Once I did, this remote worked as soon as I put the battery in! Very responsive to the buttons - both fan and light dimming. Very happy with it.
The remote for my 15 year old Harbor Breeze fan was acting up so I ordered this. I was about to return it because it didn't connect with the fan but decided to read the owner's manual (whoa!). I saw that you had to set the little switches in the remote to the right "code" out of sixteen possible ones. I opened the old remote and copied the position of those switches (first one in the down position, all the others up) and now it works like a charm.
So thrilled that these remotes exist! We went an embarrassingly long time without the use of one of our ceiling fans because we thought we needed to replace the entire thing when our original remote stopped working. This very inexpensive replacement saved the day and allowed us to use our ceiling fan again immediately. Couldn't be happier!
Yes, the 9 volt battery is not included. Great value; some of these things were more than $50 bucks. Major hint: Older fan remotes have 5 dip switches which was my case and dip switch no. 1 on. you have to remove the fan base and access the fan control unit and turn dip switch no. 1 off and any of the other ones on. Now match the remote dip switch setting with the fan’s dip switch settings for 2,3,4,5 as the remote’s 1,2,3,4. Hope this helps anyone out there. Really pleased about not having to replace nice Hunter fans because the remotes got old and no longer worked properly.
The remote on my 20 year old ceiling fan was going out. While I ultimately want a new fan, I need to be able to use my current fan until I can change it out. This remote works perfectly. I opened the old one and set the new one to the correct frequency and it worked like a charm.