how to program hunter fan remote

How to program Hunter fan remote? If you’ve got a ceiling fan in your house that doesn’t feature a remote control, it is time to install a Hunter fan remote. 

Programming a Hunter fan remote requires you first install a receiver. You can control it via the remote only after the receiver is in place. Depending on the model of fan or remote you choose, the programming steps will change.

Suppose you are researching the topic because you want to buy a Hunter fan remote.

In that case, we will tell you all the steps from the receiver installation until the remote control syncing.

Then, you can perform an informed purchase.

How To Program Hunter Fan Remote

how program a hunter fan remote

The use of remote control for a ceiling fan allows for simple modifications to the fan’s speed and orientation.

To top it all off, you can use this function to make the necessary changes from anywhere in the room, rather than getting up and walking to the wall switch or the fan chains.

The Hunter remotes and fans that ship together are pre-programmed and ready to go right out of the box.

Customers setting up new fans will not have to worry about matching the remote controls since this has been done in advance.

Pairing/programming a remote with a fan is only necessary if you have misplaced the original remote or are adding a remote to a fan that did not come with one.

Then, you’ll be able to control your ceiling fan from the comfort of your couch.

Installing And Programming Hunter Fan Remote: Step-By-Step

We will talk about Hunter fan remotes for two types of situations. The most common is your Hunter fan already has a dedicated remote control.

install and program  the remote

However, other times your fan doesn’t have a remote control.

In that case, you can install a receiver and program control. We will start by telling you how to install the equipment before you program the remote control.

Step #1: Grab The Necessary Equipment

If you are installing a receiver in a fan that doesn’t have one, here are a few simple tools needed to install a receiver and connect a remote.

  • A screwdriver with a Phillips’s head
  • Tools for cutting wires
  • A ladder or a step stool
  • Voltage measuring instrument
  • Screw terminals
  • Remote control battery (see your remote manual for battery requirements)

These implements are required to install the remote receiver, allowing you to link the remote control to the fan.

Note that if you feel uneasy with the wiring of your ceiling fan remote receiver, you should seek the advice of a licensed electrician.

Step #2: Set Up The Fan Remote Receiver

set up fan hunter remote

A receiver may be attached to a pull-chain fan and then paired with a remote.

Because of the receiver, you can control the fan from across the room without being near it. 

The pull chains on your fan may increase the fan’s speed to fully blast and activate the light.

Don’t worry about the pull chains interfering with the fan’s remote control or functionality; leave them permanently in this position.

Here are the first steps:

  1. Disconnect the electricity to the junction box.
  2. Remove the fan’s canopy screws using a Philips screwdriver.

You’ll need to trace the paths of the wires connecting your fan, remote, receiver, ceiling mount, and electrical box for ceiling fans. 

A voltage meter can help show whether electricity is still flowing through the wires. 

Remove the wire nuts for all cables except the grounding wires.

set up your fan remote
Alert: The three wires—whether they're green, green, yellow, or bare copper—that go from your ceiling fan's rated electrical box, downrod, and ceiling bracket are all grounding wires.

For the next steps, use a wire nut:

  1. Join the white wires from the ceiling, the fan, and the receiver.
  2. Link the receiver’s grounding terminal to the ceiling’s black wire.
  3. Link the receiver’s blue wire to the fan’s blue wire (both are non-grounded).
  4. Assemble the fan’s black (ungrounded) wire with the receiver’s yellow (ground) wire.
  5. Cap all wires, regardless of whether or not they are linked to another wire.

Carefully put the wires into the electrical ceiling box with the wire nuts turned clockwise, ensuring separate the grounded wires from the rest.

Replace the canopy over the receiver and fasten the screws by sliding the receiver into the aperture with the vents pointing down.

Position according to the diagram in the user guide.

Step #3: Getting Started With The Remote

getting started with the remote

Suppose the remote still doesn’t have the batteries inserted. In that case, you must be cautious when installing the batteries.

Here is how you must proceed:

  1. Unscrew the remote control using a Philips screwdriver.
  2. Put compatible batteries
  3. Screw the cover back on

Before screwing the cover back, check if the batteries are correctly in place. Battery compartments often include positive (+) and negative (-) guides to ensure that batteries are put the right way around.

That is especially important for coin cell (CR2032) type batteries, which must be inserted with the positive (+) side up.

Step #4: Sync The Ceiling Fan Remote

Now that you’ve set up your receiver, you’ll need to link it to the remote control.

sync the fan remote

With this setup, you may use the remote to control the on/off status of the ceiling fan, the speed and direction of the fan (if appropriate), and the light fixture (if your fan has a light).

If Method #1 doesn’t help you, that is because your fan is a bit different from the universal standard.

Some Hunter fans manufactured after 2016 belong to the ‘5’ Series, and the connection between those and the different remote controls has a few differences.

How To Identify Your Fan Model

All fans’ model numbers may be found on the:

  1. The instruction sheet or parts manual for your ceiling fan.
  2. Written on the box
  3. Inside the fan motor. 

For Downrod-mounted fans, the motor housing has an identification label on top (facing the ceiling of an installed fan). Just after the letters “MOD,” you’ll see a number.

The ID sticker for Low Profile (or “Hugger”) fans is on the wall plate. Again, check the number that comes right after “MOD.”

Method #1: Universal Remote-Fan Connection

the universal remote

Follow these instructions to link your remote and receiver:

  1. Remove the battery door from the back of the remote to access the pair button.
  2. Shut off and restart the fan’s power source.
  3. Put it in the off position for at least 10 seconds.
  4. Use the wall switch or circuit breaker to restore electricity
  5. Press and release (don’t hold down) the pair button
  6. A beep will indicate the successful pairing
Note: Hunter's remote control pairing feature uses a 'toggle' command, which means that the same command is used to pair and unpair the controllers. 

Method #2: “5” Series Syncing With The 3-Speed Remote

The steps below are valid for the common 3-speed remote control. Here is how to sync it:

  1. Turn the fan off for at least 10 seconds with the wall switch 
  2. Turn the fan on again
  3. Hold the ‘FAN’ and ‘SPEED 3’ buttons for at least four seconds. 
  4. The remote and the receiver will link with one another 
  5. The indicator will flash three times and then remain on.

Method #3: “5” Series Syncing With Pill Remote Control

series syncing with remote

Another common remote control by Hunter is the pill remote control. Syncing it with your fan goes like this:

  1. Turn the wall switch off for 5-10 seconds
  2. Turn it back on to reset the timer on your fan
  3. Rapidly push the ‘PAIR’ button on the back of the remote. 
  4. The remote and the receiver will connect 
  5. The indicator will flash three times and then remain on.

Wrapping Up

Suppose you’ve been looking for the best guide on how to program a Hunter fan remote.

In that case, hopefully, this guide will successfully walk you through the process.

Never forget that you may always rely on the assistance of a licensed electrician if you are ever afflictive with any steps.

Nicole B