Asked by: Jamey Borrellas
home and gardenhome appliances

Can I add a remote control to a ceiling fan?

Last Updated: 16th December, 2021

No, but if your old ceiling fan is not set up for remote control, you can buy a universal remote control kit made specifically for ceiling fans. The kits come with a receiver unit that installs inside the housing of your fan. So, to install a remote control kit, you'll need to open the fan housing and do some wiring.

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In this regard, how do I fix my ceiling fan remote?

If you are using a remote control, check that the batteries are installed properly and are not dead. Check that the dip switches on the remote and receiver are set to the same frequency. If you're using a wall control, check the power to the breaker from your control and try working your ceiling fan manually.

Furthermore, how do I reset my fan remote? Reset the fan remoteIf you want to reset the remote: Turn off the ceiling fan using the remote. Wait for about 30 seconds before turning the power on. Within those seconds, hold down the off button on the fan for about ten seconds.

Similarly one may ask, how can I get my ceiling fan to work without a remote?

To control a remote-controlled ceiling fan without using the remote, add a pull cord to the pull switch on the motor module. The pull cord can be purchased from a hardware store or garden and patio shop, while the tools needed are already in most households.

Is there an app to control my ceiling fan?

fanSync gives you the ability to control your AC ceiling fan with your Android device.

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