Harbor Breeze LCD Ceiling Fan Remote Control

Having a touch screen on any piece of electronics is always helpful and improves visibility. With LCD remotes you can see everything the fan is doing, which only further improves visibility. LCD Displays add a digital overview of what all of the controls are currently set to.

When looking online for Harbor Breeze LCD ceiling fan remote controls, the problem is that they are difficult to find. There are not many that exist on the Internet for our site visitors to buy. We get asked from time to time, can you provide me with the LCD or touch screen ceiling fan remote for my Harbor Breeze. The model number is 0338739, as an example. We wish we could help with these inquiries, but we are not able to find many touch screen remote controls from Harbor Breeze that are available whatsoever. If you do know of a place we can acquire them, other than Home Depot please do feel free to let us know. Generally, Home Depot is probably your best bet. We hear all of the horror and war stories from people who have tried and tried to get parts from that retailer so we understand if you have tried and are having trouble. It’s completely understandable to get frustrated with them and look online in order to find a suitable replacement for your Harbor Breeze touch screen remote control.

Generally these remotes can operate up to 40 feet from the fan. Also, one important note is that these remotes do not always work with flushmount fans. Keep this in mind.

Not all ceiling fans are compatible with this type of remote control, so you need to check and make sure before purchase that it is compatible or not.

Harbor Breeze Waveport Ceiling Fan

The Harbor Breeze Waveport ceiling fan is a residential fan with a light kit. The light kit comes with the fan, so you do not need to buy a light kit for the fan. This fan has a size of 52 inches in terms of the fan blade size. The finish is a lovely bronze. The 52 inch blades are palm style blades, so they will make you feel like you are living in a tropical paradise…even if well, you aren’t. Are any of us? I suppose some people are. The light kit features a single light. Standard mounting type – downrod style mounting, so if you’re looking for a low profile fan with no downrod, you’ll need to look for another fan. The fan is damp rated as well. This means that it can be used on porches and patios, which is pretty darn cool – don’t you think?

The fan also comes with two 60 watt candleabra bulbs. On the fan, there is a motor warranty which is a limited lifetime warranty. All other parts on this fan have a 1 year warranty. The fan itself has three speeds. In terms of the warranty, it is good that there is a limited lifetime on the motor so you know that if there is a motor defect it will be replaced under warranty. Keep in mind warranties don’t cover people to come to your house and do the work, so a new part is always helpful but you may need to learn how to install the part yourself, or pay a contractor.

 

Harbor Breeze Centreville

The Harbor Breeze Centreville fan is a 5 blade fan with reversible blades, and a blade span of 42 inches. The fan is specifically designed to be used in rooms with ceilings that are low. The motor on the fan is powerful, and quiet. It creates high airflow while not producing a lot of noise output. The fan features three speeds, and with the reverse function you can run the fan the entire year.

In terms of measuring and figuring out if this fan will work for the room you are thinking of, the height from the ceiling to the bottom of the Centreville fan is almost 14 inches – 13.94 inches.

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 ceiling fan 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 ceiling fan dipswitch in the new remote is 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 Santa Ana Fan Recall

In a sweeping turn of events, a recall issue has been ordered on Harbor Breeze Santa-Ana ceiling fans.

Which model has been recalled?

The Harbor Breeze Santa-Ana ceiling fan
Model number is LP8294LBN

Why has this fan been recalled?

There is the possibility that your Santa Ana ceiling fan can develop a problem with the blade holder. The blade holders can develop cracks over time and potentially break, which leads to the blade shooting off from the fan. Therefore, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on the fan blades. This does not mean every Santa Ana fan will have this problem, but due to the possibility of your fan having a blade go flying off, it’s best to simply adhere to the recall and replace the blade holders.

How do I know if I have this fan?

Look on the fan motor, inside of the remote control. If you see this model number: LP8294LBN, then you have this fan.

Harbor Breeze Santa Ana Recall
The Santa Ana fan from Harbor Breeze has been recalled. It’s the first major recall we’ve announced with this brand in years.

You can also identify this fan as it has two dark brown, curved blades, frosted white bulbs, and a blade arm holder in a brushed nickel finish.

What should I do if I have this ceiling fan?

If you have this fan, then the blade holders (or blade arms) need to be replaced – but not the entire fan.
Don’t go to the Lowe’s store. Call Harbor Breeze – the manufacturer, the phone number is 1-888-434-3797. Their hours of operation are between 8 am and 5 PM. You can also email recall@fanimation.com.

Harbor Breeze Builder’s Series

The Harbor Breeze Builder Series Armory is a simple styled fan, and that’s what makes it elegant. This fan can be flush mounted, which is great for rooms with low ceilings. Sometimes a bedroom can have a low ceiling, or perhaps you have a vaulted design which means the ceiling slopes. Flush mount fans make effective use of the space by eliminating the downrod.

The four blades are reversible and come in either a white or light oak finish. The pure white fan, as mentioned is simple yet elegant. The Fan with light oak blades looks great with a metallic, modern finish for the light kit. Harbor Breeze offers a limited lifetime warranty.

Harbor Breeze Armitage

The Harbor Breeze Armitage ceiling fan is a sleek, appealing ornate ceiling fan with a brushed nickel finish and an LED light kit. The brushed nickel finish appeals to many home owners and ceiling fan enthusiasts. It has a silver, metallic look to it that can go well with almost any kind of decor.

Harbor Breeze Armitage Ceiling Fan
This is a 52 inch Armitage ceiling fan. This fan however is not a variant that has a brushed nickel finish, but a brushed nickel finish is available if you are interested.

The Armitage can be mounted in a flush mount setting, which is excellent for bedrooms and rooms that may have a low ceiling. A 52 inch blade span means the fan will move lots of air around the room. Light kits are made of alabaster glass. Alabaster glass is often beautiful and perhaps a little more detailed than a simple frosted glass design. The light kit also has 6.5 watt LED bulbs, which means not only is the fan appealing and attractive, it’s also energy efficient. Due to the low cost of this fan, and the low energy cost associated with utilizing the light kit, the Armitage ceiling fan has a low total cost of ownership.

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.

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.