I have a Hunter ceiling fan in my dinette with a Hunter 22787-A remote
control unit installed. I bought the house two years ago with these
The remote had been working fine with the fan and the light from the
time I bought the house until this past Spring.
Then I started noticing that whenever I turn the fan on, the light
would flash on briefly (assuming the light is switched off) and making
a buzzing noise while it flashed on.
Any ideas what's causing this? Is the remote going bad?
I agree with Roger, it's not the remote. There's a problem with the fan
itself, most likely a short.
I installed two Hunter fans, and one wouldn't work at all with the light.
My electrician found a short, fixed it, and no problems since. I don't even
think he charged me, since he was doing other work at the time.
Hunter fans are good and cheap, but they are cheap, and they're quality
control leaves something to be desired. Stop using that fan until you get
an electrician to come out and fix or replace it, or you may burn down your
I've now got two different opinions - a possible short and a bad
Let me clarify, if this helps.
The buzzing/zapping noise only happens briefly when I turn the fan
on - it's not a constant thing while the fan is going.
Also, using only the light without the fan is fine.
It seems like the receiver is getting confused and turns the light on
when it gets a signal to turn the fan on.
I've been trying to get my electrician to come to do a few other things
I'll have him look into this also.
I just wanted to get an idea of what the likely problem is.
On 8 Sep 2005 11:45:09 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Dumb question first. Have you tried new batterys? Extremely slim
chance that a weak signal could confuse the receiver. Slim to none I
would say but it's worth a buck for a new battery to try it.
Some of the Hunter fans lack the standard switches and rely on the
remote for all the functions. In this kind of unit the electronics
for the remote are built in to the fan above the light kit. Not much
you can do with these but replace them.
The other kind is a standard fan with the standard switch and has the
receiver for the remote in the canopy above the fan. These are easily
replaced with a new unit.
My best guess is that the receiver is getting flakey. As with
anything electrical when it starts acting funky it is best to cut
power to it until it can be diagnosed and repaired properly.
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