Harbor Breeze Remote Control Programming

When installing the remote control, be sure your fan is operated in high speed and light is on condition at the switch knob.

Dip Switch Programming

Programming a ceiling fan is not the same or even close to programming a remote control for the TV, or other appliances. For these instances, there are many buttons; there is a code entered to program the remote with the TV, with the cable box, etc. Remote controls for ceiling fans only have a few buttons. The difference is that dip switches are set to program the remote to the fan. This is a “physical” programming so to say, because there’s no codes or button combinations to enter. The dip switches can have 16 different possible combinations, as there’s 4 switches and 2 settings per dip switch – up or down. Therefore 4 to the power of 2, 16 possible combinations.

Ceiling Fan Dip Switch
Here’s what a dip switch looks like. You’d need a ball point pen or something similar in order to make the proper adjustments.

As long as the dip switches are set properly on the fan and the receiver, meaning that they’re the same on both, it’ll work. If the fan does not work, or there are other problems, try reading our troubleshooting guide for more information.

1. Setting the code on the remote

a) First thing is to remove the battery cover

b) Set the dip switches. When the remote comes from the factory, the dip switches will all be set to up. Don’t use it like this – you need to set your own pattern. The dip switches are also called “code switches” by some people but their correct term is dip switches. You can use any unique pattern you like but the more unique the setting or pattern, the less likely it is your fan will end up being controlled accidentally by someone with the same remote or similar remote (or even just a remote set to the same dip switch settings).

c) Put the battery cover back on.

d) The same code that was set on the remote, needs to be set on the receiver as well.

Harbor Breeze Blade Balancing

So, your fan has a wobbling problem. It squeaks, it wobbles, or maybe it does something different altogether. You’ve done some research online and come to the conclusion that your fan blades are warped, perhaps ever so slightly. Or you haven’t come to that conclusion at all – you know though that your fan has a problem, and you need to figure out how to fix it. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Blade balancing can be a little tricky – but it’s inexpensive, and it’s an excellent learning experience.

The concept behind blade balancing, is that your ceiling fan blades need to be in perfect alignment in order to work properly. A small variation in terms of one blade (or two) can lead to some of the above mentioned problems: wobbling fan, squeaky sounds, whirring sounds, fan blades seem to turn slowly, and perhaps other problems not mentioned. To correct this behavior, blade balancing is necessary. If you’re not sure if you have an uneven blade, a blade balancing kit will help. Basically how a blade balancing kit works, is you attach weights to the fan blades. You attach these weights to the fan blades one by one, in order to determine which fan blade may be out of alignment with the rest.

With all of that being said, you should try a blade balancing kit after you’ve checked to make sure that a loose screw isn’t causing the problem. Let’s take you through checking that first:

Tightening screws to stop wobbling ceiling fans

  • Tighten the screws on the mounting brackets, and the outlet box. You may need to expose the canopy first
  • Take a look at the downrod (if your fan has one, if not it’s a low profile fan). Make sure all the screws on the downrod are tight, and any other screws, rivets or pins are tightly secured also.
  • Check the screws on the fan blades, that connect them to the blade holders. Make sure they are snug and tight. Follow the blade holders along and make sure they are plugged into the motor housing properly as well. If there are any bent blade holders, you can adjust them slightly by pressing up or down on the blade bracket.
  • Using a measuring tape, measure distances along each blade to the ceiling. Start at the tip of the fan blade and measure to the ceiling. All of the fan blades should have the same height, or distance to the ceiling. If a fan blade is not the same height from the tip to the ceiling, then that is the blade that is causing the problem. Try adjusting blade holders as needed, in order to make the fan blades equal height or distance to the ceiling.
  • When done, turn on the fan and see if the wobbling has dissipated at all. If not, keep measuring, keep checking screws and see if you can figure out which blade is the culprit.

 

Harbor Breeze Sail Stream

The 52 inch Harbor Breeze Sail Stream is a powerful, popular ceiling fan. The fan will provide cooling and heating capability throughout its lifetime (and the lifetime of your home or family). The fan has a sleek, attractive contemporary design. It has a powerful motor and with a 52 inch blade span, the fan can move lots of air around the room. This is great for larger rooms that need a big fan in order to move air. You can use the Sail Stream to help cool in the summer, and heat in the winter, cutting down on energy bills quite significantly.

The LED lighting provides both bright and very efficient lighting. The fan is installed in a flush mount setting, so it is able to be installed without a downrod. This is excellent for rooms where ceiling space is limited. The 52 inch blade span also is excellent for large rooms, where a large amount of airflow is required in order to cool or warm the room.

Is there a remote control included with this Harbor Breeze fan?

Yes, there is a remote included with this 52 inch Harbor Breeze Sail Stream fan.

 

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Harbor Breeze Sail Stream Fan

Collection Name: Sail Stream Fan Diameter (Inches): 52 Downrod Length (Inches): 0 Number of Blades: 3 Reversible Blades: No Blade Finish: Silver Light Kit: Included Number of Bulbs Required: 1 Number of Lights: 1 Lighting Technology: Standard Light Bulb Base Type: Mini candelabra base (E-11) Recommended Light Bulb Shape: T4 Maximum Bulb Wattage: 75 Bulb Type: Incandescent Remote Control Included: Yes High Speed Airflow (CFM): 2050 High Speed Electricity Use (Watts): 54 Mounting Options: Flush mount Motor Speeds: 3 Reverse Air Flow: Yes Works with Iris: No Motor Type: AC Angle Mount Capable: No Manufacturer Color/Finish: Brushed nickel Dual Fan Heads: No Wattage Equivalent: 0 UL Safety Listing: No CSA Safety Listing: No ETL Safety Listing: Yes Remote Control: Handheld Theme: Industrial Type: Standard Light Kit Type: Globe Commercial/Residential: Residential ENERGY STAR Certified: No Maximum Height (Inches): 11.44 Minimum Height (Inches): 8 Fixture Finish: Brushed Style: Contemporary/Modern Shade Material: Glass Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Suggested Room Size: Large Room (up to 400 sq. ft.) Glass Type: Marbleized glass Outdoor Usage Rating: N/A Fixture Color Family: Nickel Frosted Glass: Yes

Features: 

  • Award winning contemporary design ceiling fan has an outstanding beauty with lifetime of durability. This industry recognized name brand fan is built to look very attractive and last. This stunning and newly updated model has even more durable materials, powerful quiet motor technology and includes brilliant energy efficient led lighting.
  • Contemporary Indoor 52-in brushed nickel ceiling fan with 3 gray blades makes a great addition to any room.
  • Powerful motor quietly generates high airflow. 3-speeds with reverse air flow feature allows you to change the fan’s direction setting seasonally, so cool air is pushed down or warm air is distributed evenly, providing year round comfort.
  • Specially designed flush mount installation is ideal for rooms with lower ceilings. Great for contemporary style décor. Light kit with frosted glass shade brings overhead illumination to your space (included).
  • 52-in fan quietly generates high airflow, making it ideal for large rooms. 3 speed settings and included remote control make it easy to maintain the ideal comfort level.

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Harbor Breeze Bridgewater Ceiling Fan

With a silver blade color and a brushed nickel finish, the Harbor Breeze Bridgewater ceiling fan is an excellent addition to any home. The Bridgewater has three speeds, and is a three blade ceiling fan. Sometimes, a ceiling fan can have five or six blades, other times it has three blades. It’s up to the home owner to decide what works for them – or for you! This fan is not outdoor rated, so it should not be used for outdoor spaces – only indoor. The fan is reversible as well!

Harbor Breeze Bridgewater Ceiling Fan
Here’s what the Bridgewater fan looks like. An ornate fan with three blades and a silver finish.

Do you have some thoughts or comments about this fan? If you’d like to let us know how your experience has been with the Harbor Breeze Bridgewater Fan, please leave a comment or review and let us know what you think of this fan. We’re happy to hear more and if you need help with this fan, we’re happy to help!

Included features:

  • 56 inch blade span
  • Includes remote control
  • Light kit
  • 12 inch downrod
  • Limited lifetime motor warranty, 1 year on other parts
  • Finish: brushed nickel

How to Replace Ceiling Fan Blades

Do you have warped ceiling fan blades on your ceiling fan?

If you’re not sure whether your blades are warped, or you need to troubleshoot blades before you’ve come to this conclusion, read our article on using a blade balancing kit to determine if your Harbor Breeze blades are warped or not. Blades can become warped over time simply due to dust buildup. You may ask really, just some dust? The answer is yes. Over time, that dust buildup eventually causes blades to come out of alignment with other blades and become warped.

If you need  to replace blades due to them being warped or other, this article will help you to replace blades as necessary.

There’s a few things you will need first:

  • Phillips screwdriver, or a battery powered drill works better to get the work done faster.
  • Replacement ceiling fan blades
  • You may need a ladder

We’ve broken down the steps in a numbered list below.

  1. Remove the light kit using a screwdriver or the battery powered screwdriver
  2. Remove the screws holding the kit to the fan
  3. After that, start removing the blades, by removing the screws holding the blades in place. In doing so, you will remove the blade arms that attach to the blades
  4. On the back side of the blades there are three screws. Remove those, and then get the new blade ready or blades.
  5. Put the screws back into the new blade in order to attach the blade arm to the new blades
  6. Ensure the screws are snug and secure
  7. With the fan blade or blades now put back together, re-attach them to the fan and re-attach the screws

And that’s it! Pretty easy, right?

Here’s a sweet video explaining how to replace the fan blades. The video should make this super easy!

Who makes Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fans?

Harbor Breeze fans are manufactured by a company known as Litex Industries. Litex is based in Texas. At the time of this writing, their website is currently under construction – likely being re-developed. Litex is an importer and manufacturer of a number of different ceiling fan brands. Litex also produces lighting as well. In order to tell that a lighting product is produced by Litex, you can look for a simple X on the lighting kit or on the fan blades.

Litex has an exclusive relationship with a certain retailer – this means you’ll find Litex ceiling fans in this retail chain, but not other store chains. Litex is known for their energy efficient fan motors.

Where can I find contact details for Litex fan company?

At this time, since the Litex fans website is being updated / re-developed, we’re not able to find this information to provide it. If you are able to locate it, please do let us know the contact details for Litex so we may post it to our website! We would love to hear from you.

Is Litex a good quality fan manufacturer?

We would like to say so, yes. One way to look at it is that Litex does manufacture Harbor Breeze fans – so if it wasn’t for them, Harbor Breeze fans wouldn’t be available!

 

 

 

Ceiling fan is making a clicking noise

Whether you do have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan, or a fan from another manufacturer, it’s possible that your fan may be making clicking noises. It’s possible that the fan may make these noises on any speed setting, or even just particular speed settings.

Many site visitors immediately think it’s a problem with the motor – which is actually not the case. If you have a problem with the motor, you may see symptoms like the fan not turning properly. Loud clicking noises can be the result of a loose blade, loose screw or another component that is generating the noise when friction is applied (when the fan turns). Check for loose blades. Take a look for the screws, or set screws that hold the blades onto the blade arms. Are they all secured well?

Try wiggling blades to find which blade is loose. Once you have found a loose blade, check all the screws and mounting components attached to that blade to find the source of the problem.

How to Prevent a Wobbling Ceiling Fan

To prevent wobbling fans and warped blades, it’s actually quite simple. What happens is over time, dust and dirt will accumulate on top of the ceiling fan. This is actually unknown to many. It may not look like a lot of dust or dirt, but because the fan blades have to be perfectly aligned when spinning, the dust & dirt accumulation over time will cause the blades to warp. Go figure, right? It’s not really known by many homeowners that ths is the reason why the blades or arms may eventually bend on a fan.

So, in order to prevent this from happening, the easiest way is to clean the fan every 6 months or so. If it gets heavy use, you may need to do this twice a quarter. The easiest way to clean the fan blades is just use a Kleenex or a cloth, with water. A damp cloth is actually fine too. If you have an electrostatic cloth that picks up dust really well, that’s the best way to go. Just some water or a damp cloth and you’re good – you don’t need to use soap or other chemicals. Depending upon the finish of your fan, it’s likely that chemicals (or even soap) could damage the finish. Kleenex also tends to rip, so use a cloth – that’s the easiest way to go. Make sure the cloth is clean so you’re not wiping things onto the fan.

Once you clean the tops and bottoms of the fan blades, why not just wipe down the rest of the fan too. You don’t need to remove the fan from the ceiling, but you can wipe down the motor housing, motor mount and whatever else is visible. Wiping down the fan and the blades often (especially the top of the blades) helps cut down on the dust and dirt buildup. It’s the stuff that remains on top of the fan blades; this is what warps the blades and will cause you the most amount of harm.

Using a Blade Balancing Kit to resolve a wobbling fan issue

If your fan has started experiencing wobbles, a blade balancing kit may help to resolve the issue. A blade balancing kit comes with some weights and instructions how to use them. The objective is to figure out via using the balancing kit, which blade is warped. It could be difficult to see to the human eye because it only requires the blade be unbalanced by a few fractions of an inch, in order to make the whole fan wobble when spinning. Take a look at the fan and have it spin slowly, on the first speed setting – can you see any blades that look out of alignment with the rest? If you take a look at the wobble, it may be possible to also notice which blade is causing the wobble.

Try using the blade balancing kit to figure out what blade is causing the problem. Once you’ve discovered the blade which is the issue, try to repair it by tightening nuts and bolts, cleaning the top of the fan blades, etc. In a worse case scenario, you may need to purchase replacement fan blades to replace the warped ones. Replacing a warped blade is pretty easy, just remove the correct screws and/or the blade bracket as required.

 

 

Where can I find replacement Harbor Breeze parts?

It’s common to see this question posted to forums and other online communities. Where can I find replacement Harbor Breeze parts? On this page we will attempt to provide a step by step instruction guide of where to source your replacement part.

First off – do you know what part you need? It may seem like a silly question, but there’s specific information which you should have. This information will allow you to expedite the search for replacement parts. The information that you need is the make and model of your ceiling fan. E.G

If your fan still has a warranty or a service plan associated with it, then take it in for servicing first. It’s great if you do have a warranty. Of course, we assume here in this article that you don’t. If you’re not sure, think how long ago the fan was purchased, and then check the manual or on the box as to how long the warranty lasts for. Lowe’s and amazon has replacement parts.

The parts that are carried by Lowe’s and by Amazon.com and Amazon. ca consist of:

  • Mounting Hardware
  • Globes and Shades
  • Light Kits
  • Fan Blades and Arms
  • Fan Remotes
Harbor Breeze LED Ceiling Fan Light Kit with Frosted Glass Shade
Harbor Breeze has light kits like these, that are both good looking and affordable. This light kit retails for around $50 USD, which is not bad at all.

 

Obtaining support from Habor Breeze Customer Support

Harbor Breeze is distributed by Lowe’s. They import the fans from China. If you do some research online on community forums, you’ll find this echoed and discussed in most places. [AdSense-A]

People who are familiar with Ceiling Fans may sometimes tell you to buy from a dealer, instead of buying a house brand like Harbor Breeze. This is a recurring theme online if you read information and posts from ceiling fan enthusiasts. This is because at times, it can become downright difficult to obtain replacement parts from Harbor Breeze.

Thankfully, there is a 1-800 number that you can call for support.

Lowe’s customer support phone for Harbor Breeze: 1.800.643.0067

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