A Harbor Breeze remote is one of the most sought after replacement parts. We’re not just talking about Harbor Breeze remotes either, but remotes in general. They’re easy to lose, and they also just stop working sometimes. However, if you are having a remote problem, you should go through all of the troubleshooting first.
The troubleshooting includes the following:
- Checking the batteries – most common problem and first thing to check
- Checking to make sure the dip switches on the remote are also lined up with the same dipswitch pattern as the fan. Dipswitches are how the fan and remote are set to communicate on the same frequency.
- Did you check the instructions that came with your fan to determine if there is any other special programming required?
A remote generally has three speed settings, and two directions: reverse and forward. These are basic commonalities that apply to most fans and remotes. This also applies to wall remotes as well; the same basic functions govern all of these remotes.
To operate the dimmer on the remote, just hold down the light button. The light kit will dim up or down. Depending on which remote you have, there may be a reset button within the remote. If you are having problems, or it’s a new fan, turn the power on and press the reset button. Hold it down until the light comes on and the fan goes to medium speed.
If you have multiple fans, it’s possible they can develop a conflict with the remote. You may need to reprogram each fan, until the conflict is removed.
Universal Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Remotes
If you cannot find the part number for the remote that matches up to your fan, then you may need to start looking at using a universal remote instead. This can happen for older fans, and for fans of all kinds of different brands – not just Harbor Breeze fans. If you’re not sure what part number goes with your fan in terms of the first party remote, you can refer to the manual that came with your fan, try searching online or refer back to the first party retailer where the fan was purchased.
If none of that works out, and you’ve exhausted your options then it’s time to start looking at a universal remote. You’ll need to program the remote to work with your fan, as well as ensure the dip switch settings on the remote are lined up to the same settings as the fan. Typically, a universal remote from the same manufacturer of your fan will work, so it’s not necessary to spend a lot of time trying to figure out if the two will work together.