Universal Ceiling Fan Remote Controls

If your Ceiling Fan Remote is no longer working, you may need to replace the remote. First of all, try changing the batteries. You’ll also want to check the dipswitches. If you have dropped the remote in water, coffee or some other liquid recently, then it’s a good idea to let the remote dry out for a couple days. Don’t put it somewhere hot – just leave it in a warm area. On the kitchen counter or the living room table is a good place. Make sure it’s a warm area though, not a hot area. You can also let the batteries dry out too in this way, but if they start to show signs of cracking, corrosion or leaking, best to throw them out and get new ones.

Instructions on Replacing your Ceiling Fan Remote

Mainly you will need to program the new remote to work with your fan, and you may need to set the dip switches. The instructions for programming the remote will come with the remote itself. Reprogramming the dip switches is something you will likely have to do. This sets the frequency of the fan to the same frequency of the remote itself. There is no other way to set the frequency other then dip switches, usually. There is no frequency programming button or other method. For more information about troubleshooting steps to check as well as how to reprogram your ceiling fan remote and other remote troubleshooting, please check our guide.

Will this universal remote work with my particular ceiling fan?

Obviously this is a question that everyone has; unfortunately we don’t have a list or know exactly which fan works with what remote. To figure this out you will have to check each remote control. Click on the product and read the information to determine what ceiling fan your chosen remote will be compatible with. Also if that does not help or you still have questions, it’s best to give customer support a call. There will often be a 1.800 number which is listed with each product. The 1 800 number listed may be a different number from each product to the next, unless you are looking at replacement remotes from the same manufacturer.

Look for a universal remote that matches your brand

An easy way to find a compatible remote is to look for one that matches the same brand as the ceiling fan that you have now. For example, if you have a Westinghouse ceiling fan, look for a Westinghouse remote. Also, click on the remote you are looking at. Then, click buy now. This will take you to our affiliate website which has more product details on the specific remote. Some remotes list right in the product details which ceiling fan that they are compatible with. If you still cannot find a compatible remote, use the contact us page to let us know what make and model of fan you have. We will do our best to find you a replacement and compatible remote for your fan.


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