hunter fan remote blue light stays on

Wondering why your Hunter fan remote blue light stays on? We’ve got solutions for you!

We understand how frustrating it is for you when a blue light keeps staying on your Hunter fan remote control.

What we know for sure is that when this light appears the remote control stops working and this is why we’ve created this guide to solve the issue as soon as possible.

Typically, a blue light appears on the Hunter fan remote due to dead remote batteries, which can easily be fixed by a replacement.

There are also other factors involved such as the fan’s receiver, the wiring, and the remote control settings configuration.

So, let’s find out what other factors can cause the blue light on the Hunter fan remote!

Why Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote Blue Light Stays On?

why hunter ceiling fan remote blue light stays on

Several factors can lead to the Hunter ceiling fan’s remote blue light to stays on including physical and technical issues.

However, understanding the potential causes can help you perform the necessary troubleshooting so let’s jump right in!

The following are the potential causes of the blue light of the Hunter fan remote:

  • Weak or dead remote control batteries
  • Dirty remote control battery contacts 
  • Glitches in remote control settings
  • A faulty or malfunctioning remote unit
  • Incorrect dip switch settings on the receiver
  • Loose and faulty wiring or a defective receiver

As we now know the causes, let’s quickly start the troubleshooting!

Hunter Fan Remote Blue Light Stays On? Easy Solutions!

Tip: Follow our steps in consecutive order for the fastest results!

1. Power Cycle The Hunter Fan

power cycle the hunter fan

Sometimes the fan as well as the remote control might get glitches in settings that might cause them to act strange.

Simply restart the fan to restore the power and settings of your Hunter fan and remote and hopefully the blue light will disappear.

Here is how to power cycle the Hunter fan:

  1. Disconnect the fan from the power socket.
  2. Wait for about 5 minutes for a discharge.
  3. Reconnect the fan to a power socket.
Info: The ultimate goal of the power circulation is to ensure that the fan has been completely discharged and all operational services are refreshed.

2. Clean the Battery Contacts!

clean the battery contacts

When there are problems with the remote, the blue light will come on and remain indefinitely or until the issue is resolved.

Therefore, make sure to clean your remote’s battery contacts before making any replacements because corroded contacts often simply decline the batteries.

Here is how to clean the remote battery contacts of the Hunter fan:

  1. Hold the Hunter fan remote control in your hand.
  2. Flip upside down, twist, and rotate to open the compartment.
  3. Gently eject the batteries from the remote.
  4. Cleaning solution: Mix a small amount of white vinegar and water.
  5. Next, dip a clean cloth into the solution mix and squeeze.
  6. Clean the battery contacts by using a cloth.
  7. Then dry the battery contacts using a dry and clean cloth.
  8. Reinsert the batteries into the remote control.
  9. Use the remote and test if the blue light is still there…
Alert: It’s extremely important not to insert the batteries while the compartment is still wet.

3. Replace the Batteries!

replace the batteries

Dead and weak batteries in the Hunter fan remote may often lead to continuous blue light, indicating an insufficient charge for an operation.

Therefore, we can’t proceed further without making sure that the batteries in the Hunter fan remote are working and operational.

Note: The batteries inside the Hunter fan remote are 2 x CR2032 (round-watch style).

To replace the batteries, you need to twist and rotate the bottom part of the remote to open the battery compartment.

Then using pliers, gently take out the batteries and insert a fresh pair in order to resolve the blue light and regain the Hunter fan remote control’s proper operation.

4. Re-Sync Remote to Hunter Fan!

resync remote to hunter fan

If replacing the batteries in your Hunter fan remote control does not solve the problem, the next step is to resync the remote with the Hunter fan.

This is one of the most important steps since the blue light also indicates a lost communication between the fan and the remote! 

Here is how to sync the Hunter fan to the remote control:

  1. Removing the battery compartment cover.
  2. Find the location of the Pair Button.
  3. Then turn off the power to the fan.
  4. Wait for about 10 seconds.
  5. Turn on the power to the Hunter fan.
  6. Then press and release the Pair button.
  7. Note: This has to happen within 3 minutes!
  8. You should hear a beep as a syncing confirmation.
Note: In case you don’t hear a beep and the blue light is still there, re-do the syncing steps again but press the Pair button (quicker) as soon as you turn the power to the fan.

5. Reset the Hunter Fan Settings!

reset the hunter fan settings

If your Hunter fan remote’s batteries are brand new but the blue light is still on, there may be a problem with your fan receiver, which prevents the remote from syncing.

Those cases always lead to a persistent blue light and can be solved by performing a reset on the fan settings.

Here is how to reset the Hunter fan receiver settings:

  1. Turn off the power to the Hunter fan.
  2. Wait for about 5-10 seconds.
  3. Turn the power back on.
  4. Then press and hold the Fan + Light buttons.
  5. Hold the button combination for 5 seconds
  6. The Hunter fan will reset the settings.
Reminder: This type of reset also refreshes the Hunter fan receiver so if you’re still unable to operate the fan because of the blue light, try re-syncing again in the previous method.

6. Inspect The Dip Switch Settings

inspect the dip switch settings

Most of the time the Hunter fan remotes stay blue light on when there is an alteration between the remote and Hunter fan dip switch settings.

Therefore, double-check that the dip switches on your Hunter remote and the fan’s receiver are set to the same frequency.

Here is how to check the dip switch settings on the Hunter fan and remote:

  1. Unplug the Hunter ceiling fan power supply.
  2. Use a ladder to access the ceiling and work.
  3. Unscrew the fan canopy from the bracket.
  4. Find the receiver and dip switch on the fan. 
  5. Use a screwdriver to change and note the frequency.
  6. When ready, screw back the fan canopy.
  7. Plug in the Hunter fan to the power supply.
  8. Next, take out the remote batteries from it.
  9. Then find the dip switches for the Transmitter.
  10. Adjust the same frequency on the remote dip switch
  11. Then insert the batteries back into the remote.
Info: In case this method did make a difference but the blue light occasionally appears, test other frequencies since some of them might be interfered by external devices.

7. Replace the Hunter Fan Receiver!

replace the hunter fan receiver

If your Hunter Fan remote blue light still stays on, then possibly the problem could be with the fan receiver.

Don’t worry, the replacement is simple and can be done by the average user at home as soon as the replacement receiver arrives!

Here is how to replace the Hunter fan receiver:

  1. Turn off the power to the Hunter ceiling fan.
  2. Use a ladder to get access to the fan canopy.
  3. Unscrew the canopy of the fan to remove it.
  4. Note down the wire’s orientation or take an image.
  5. Then remove the wires from the connectors.
  6. Locate the receiver from the fan canopy.
  7. Note: Consult with the user’s manual for help.
  8. Take out the old receiver and set up the new one.
  9. Reconnect the wires as they were previously.
  10. Tightly screw the fan canopy to the ceiling.
Note: Be informed that opening and replacing components from your Hunter ceiling fan immediately voids the warranty.

Need More Help?

In case the blue light won’t disappear regardless of what you do, perhaps the problem is more technical and you would need to service your Hunter fan.

When the warranty is expired we have no other choice but to contact a local technician for a qualified inspection and a repair.

Note: You can also reach out to Hunter Customer Support for further assistance!

Quick Recap:

Whenever your Hunter fan remote blue light stays on, power cycle the fan, clean the remote battery contacts, or replace the batteries in your remote.

Next, check the dip switch settings and alight the frequencies before resetting all of the fan settings.

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