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   Troubleshooting Remote Controls 


The transmitter, (hand held or in wall), sends a signal to the receiver module, (in the fan). 

Receiver Location: If you have a reverse button on your transmitter, then the receiver will usually be in the Switch Housing (between the blades and the light kit). Sometimes it will be around the top of the motor or on the side of the motor or in the canopy, at the ceiling. If you do not have a reverse button, the receiver will usually be in the canopy, at the ceiling.

Both the transmitter and receiver must have power. So change the battery in the transmitter and make sure that the wall switch is on before testing. Always turn off power before working on the fan.

Most remote controls use Dip Switches (see drawing below) to set the channel on the transmitter & receiver. If you have more than one remote control fan, the switch settings, on one transmitter and the corresponding receiver, can be changed so that this transmitter will only operate the fan with the corresponding setting. Or if you had 2 fans in the same room and wanted both to operate together, you can set both receivers to the same setting and then any transmitter that is set to that same setting will operate both fans. A receiver will only accept a signal from a transmitter that has the same dip switch setting.

Nothing works and the small red light on the transmitter works with all of the buttons !

  • Check the Dip Switch settings. Before opening the fan, to expose the receiver, try these settings; If you have 4 dip switches, try ALL ON, try #1 OFF and #2,3,4 ON, try #1,2,3 ON and #4 OFF. If you have 5 dip switches; try #1,2,3,4 ON and #5 OFF, try ALL ON, try #1 OFF #2,3,4 ON and #5 OFF. If these settings do not work, click here to see all possible settings. Try each and every one of the settings. If none of these settings work, then either the transmitter or the receiver is probably bad and you can send us (see " Free Testing " below) either one or both for FREE TESTING. 

Nothing works and the small red light on the transmitter does not light up !

  • The transmitter is most likely bad, but before you buy the part, you can send for FREE TESTING. See " Free Testing " below.

The fan works but the light does not. The red light on the transmitter works !

  • The receiver is most likely bad, but before you buy the part, you can send for FREE TESTING. See " Free Testing " below.

FREE TESTING : Electronic parts that you purchase, are NOT RETURNABLE,  So before you buy something, you can send us your old transmitter or receiver or both, for free testing. Send to: Gulf Coast Fan     5810 Parr CT.    Damon, TX 77430  -- Please include a note with your name and phone number.

Can I add or change to a IN WALL remote wall switch?

In most cases, YES. If your fan has a hand held remote control, we have a wall switch that would replace your standard wall switch. You could then control the fan functions from the wall or the hand held remote control. Call 979-553-3260 for details.


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