Hampton Bay Remote Control Stops Working – What Should I Do?

I have a cathedral ceiling fan, Hampton Bay Model O:UC7080T. The remote has stopped working after one year. What should I do?

Thanks for your question. I have researched the problem for you, and found that other users who have had this issue have found success by re-setting the dip switches in the remote. This will work for Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Remote problems as well as most other ceiling fans as well.

This is not for the purpose of changing the frequency. Whatever position your dip switches are in on the remote, write them down before touching them. Push them all up and down up and down several times. Then check the dip switch setting on the fan also matches the one on the remote. If not, make sure they match.

The original positions of the dip switches on the fan and remote should match each other. Put the dip switches back into their original positions and see if that fixes the problem. Also, make sure to have new batteries. If the battery charge is really low, the low battery indicator on the remote will NOT work. So you will not know why it’s not working properly.

By the way, we do realize that you had stated you cannot read the dipswitches on the ceiling fan. Try to move the dipswitches up and down first, and then reset them to the old position. See if that helps. If not, you may need to get to the fan to check the dipswitches there. Sorry, but it may be necessary.

We would also recommend to read this article which provides a step by step troubleshooting guide for Hampton Bay ceiling fan remotes, including checking dip switches. If you’re not sure what a dip switch is, this article is likely a good read!


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