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Hunter fan remote not working: Quick Fix

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IR remotes have become commonplace on appliances like fans and lights, giving users a convenient way of controlling said appliance instead of getting up and walking all the way to a switch. However, as useful as they might be, remotes often run into glitches that render them useless.

In this article, we’re talking about Hunter fan remotes not working, the reason behind it and what you can do to fix the problem. 

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Why isn’t your Hunter fan remote working?

There are a number of reasons why your fan remote might stop working out of the blue. Common factors include:

  • Dead or low remote batteries. 
  • Interference from other appliances. 
  • The remote IR sensor is obstructed.
  • The remote is out of range. 
  • The remote and fan are on different frequencies. 
  • Issues with the fan itself.

How to get your Hunter fan remote working again?

Here are five fixes you can try out. 

Check for a blocked signal

Remotes use IR signals that require a clear line of sight between the remote and the device it’s operating. If there’s something like a wall or a piece of furniture between the fan and the remote, the remote isn’t going to work. Check to see if there are any obstructions in between and that you’re in the remote’s recommended range. If you’re too far away, the remote won’t work either. 

Check the remote batteries

If the batteries on your remote are dead or don’t have enough charge for the remote to work properly, it can lose pairing with the fan and stop working. Try swapping out the batteries for a fresh pair and see if the remote works. 

Photo: Juan Roballo /
Photo: Juan Roballo /

Broken remote

There’s also a good chance that the issue is being triggered by a broken or stuck button on your remote. Any other physical damage to the remote (by liquids for example) can also cause this problem. The best thing to do in such situations is to just order another remote. However, you should regularly clean the remote and make sure you regularly clean. 

Check the dipswitches

The remote and fan need to be on the same frequency for them to be able to communicate with each other. On hunter fans, you’ll find a dipswitch on both the fan and remote that can be used to change their frequencies. Make sure that the dipswitch is set to the same position on both ends before trying again. 

Reach out to Hunter customer support

If nothing else works, your best bet is to reach out to Hunter technical support and have them fix the issue for you. In such cases, the manufacturer’s support agent is often the best equipped to deal with whatever problem that’s keeping your remote from functioning properly. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

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