Ceiling Fan Dipswitches

If you’re having a problem with your ceiling fan remote, and you’ve read into what dipswitches are all about, then you’ve likely landed on this page. It is possible that your dipswitch is malfunctioning, or needs to be replaced. The first thing you need to understand about dipswitches with ceiling fans, is they are the programming between the remote and the receiver. Before even thinking about replacing dipswitch modules, you should ensure that they are set the same way on the remote as they are on the fan’s receiver module. The dip switch modules on either the receiver of the remote should be replaced as a very last resort.

Ceiling Fan Dip Switch
Here’s what a dip switch looks like. They’re quite inexpensive – you can find replacement dipswitches on amazon for as little as 5 or 6 dollars.

Dipswitch modules may require replacement when you notice that they are no longer connected properly. Dipswitch modules have leads, where they are generally soldered into the receiver and the remote. Unless they are loose, they should not need to be replaced. It’s going to be a rare situation when you need to replace the dipswitches. With all of that being said, to replace dipswitches you will need to know how to solder. Dipswitches are generally soldered into the circuit board, much the same way as transistors or capacitors. The dipswitch module in itself is very inexpensive, and it’s not that difficult to solder another one in, as long as you know how to solder, desolder and check connections when you’re done.

What if I don’t know how to solder – how do I replace the dip switch?

If you’re not sure how to solder, or never done it before, you may want to consider replacing other components instead. E.g the remote can simply be replaced, and then make sure the dipswitches in the new remote are setup the same way as the dipswitches inside of the fan/receiver. Remotes are generally not too expensive. The cost of the remote of course is going to outweigh the few dollars you’d pay for a dipswitch. Dipswitches may be $5 or so, while remotes can be anywhere from $10-$50. It’s up to you to decide what remote you want, but also to ensure that the remote you purchase is compatible with  your fan.

Harbor Breeze Tilghman Replacement Blades

The Tilghman is a damp rated fan, so it works on the porch or patio. The blades on the Tilghman work quite well to create a palm tree effect, as the blades do look like a palm tree. Thus, the Tilghman really can start and complete the look of having a fan that works well in a humid location, and it will stand up to the elements outside like rain or humid temperatures.

For whatever reason, it appears there are many requests for Tilghman replacement blades. We do our best to help you to find the replacement Harbor Breeze Tilghman replacement fan blades. If you have been unsuccessful in finding the Tilghman ceiling fan blades at your local retailer, you may now be looking online to find a place to acquire replacement Tilghman fan blades. Of course, you’ll want to ensure the fan blades are the right size first. Most of these fans that we run across, are 52″ blade spans. If you purchased your Tilghman with 52 inch fan blades, then this is relevant to your fan.

Harbor Breeze Tilghman Ceiling Fan
The Tilghman ceiling fan comes in a number of different variants. The outdoor variant works well on porches and patios.

Although the Tilghman looks very sophisticated, the simplicity of the Tilghman is likely what attracts many homeowners and fan enthusiasts. There are three speeds. One of the things you should know about this fan is that Lowe’s describes it as “light kit adaptable” and “remote control adaptable.” This means that the fan likely does not come with either of these parts. It’s important to understand also that “remote control adaptable” may not necessarily mean you can simply purchase a remote and program it via dip switch settings to the fan. It is possible that an actual receiver needs to be purchased and installed into the fan. Be sure to ask the local retailer if you are considering purchasing a Tilghman fan. You’re welcome to post questions related to the Tilghman on our forums as well. If we don’t know the answer, other site visitors may be able to help.