If you’re having a problem with your ceiling fan remote, and you’ve read into what dipswitches are all about, then you’ve likely landed on this page. It is possible that your ceiling fan dipswitch is malfunctioning, or needs to be replaced. The first thing you need to understand about dipswitches with ceiling fans, is they are the programming between the remote and the receiver. Before even thinking about replacing dipswitch modules, you should ensure that they are set the same way on the remote as they are on the fan’s receiver module. The dip switch modules on either the receiver of the remote should be replaced as a very last resort.
Dipswitch modules may require replacement when you notice that they are no longer connected properly. Dipswitch modules have leads, where they are generally soldered into the receiver and the remote. Unless they are loose, they should not need to be replaced. It’s going to be a rare situation when you need to replace the dipswitches. With all of that being said, to replace dipswitches you will need to know how to solder. Dipswitches are generally soldered into the circuit board, much the same way as transistors or capacitors. The dipswitch module in itself is very inexpensive, and it’s not that difficult to solder another one in, as long as you know how to solder, desolder and check connections when you’re done.
What if I don’t know how to solder – how do I replace the dip switch?
If you’re not sure how to solder, or never done it before, you may want to consider replacing other components instead. E.g the remote can simply be replaced, and then make sure the ceiling fan dipswitch in the new remote is setup the same way as the dipswitches inside of the fan/receiver. Remotes are generally not too expensive. The cost of the remote of course is going to outweigh the few dollars you’d pay for a dipswitch. Dipswitches may be $5 or so, while remotes can be anywhere from $10-$50. It’s up to you to decide what remote you want, but also to ensure that the remote you purchase is compatible with your fan.
In a sweeping turn of events, a recall issue has been ordered on Harbor Breeze Santa-Ana ceiling fans. The headlines read “the defective blades can become dangerous projectiles”
Which model has been recalled?
The Harbor Breeze Santa-Ana ceiling fan
Model number is LP8294LBN
Why has this fan been recalled?
There is the possibility that your Santa Ana ceiling fan can develop a problem with the blade holder. The blade holders can develop cracks over time and potentially break, which leads to the blade shooting off from the fan. Therefore, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on the fan blades. This does not mean every Santa Ana fan will have this problem, but due to the possibility of your fan having a blade go flying off, it’s best to simply adhere to the recall and replace the blade holders.
How do I know if I have this fan?
Look on the fan motor, inside of the remote control. If you see this model number: LP8294LBN, then you have this fan.
You can also identify this fan as it has two dark brown, curved blades, frosted white bulbs, and a blade arm holder in a brushed nickel finish.
What should I do if I have this ceiling fan?
If you have this fan, then the blade holders (or blade arms) need to be replaced – but not the entire fan.
Don’t go to the Lowe’s store. Call Harbor Breeze – the manufacturer, the phone number is 1-888-434-3797. Their hours of operation are between 8 am and 5 PM. You can also email email@example.com.
Update: April 16, 2021: Doing some recent research , it appears the number of fans that have been recalled are about 70,000. This information is subject to change also.
The Harbor Breeze Builder Series Armory is a simple styled fan, and that’s what makes it elegant. This fan can be flush mounted, which is great for rooms with low ceilings. Sometimes a bedroom can have a low ceiling, or perhaps you have a vaulted design which means the ceiling slopes. Flush mount fans make effective use of the space by eliminating the downrod.
The four blades are reversible and come in either a white or light oak finish. The pure white fan, as mentioned is simple yet elegant. The Fan with light oak blades looks great with a metallic, modern finish for the light kit. Harbor Breeze offers a limited lifetime warranty.
The Harbor Breeze Armitage ceiling fan is a sleek, appealing ornate ceiling fan with a brushed nickel finish and an LED light kit. The brushed nickel finish appeals to many home owners and ceiling fan enthusiasts. It has a silver, metallic look to it that can go well with almost any kind of decor.
The Armitage can be mounted in a flush mount setting, which is excellent for bedrooms and rooms that may have a low ceiling. A 52 inch blade span means the fan will move lots of air around the room. Light kits are made of alabaster glass. Alabaster glass is often beautiful and perhaps a little more detailed than a simple frosted glass design. The light kit also has 6.5 watt LED bulbs, which means not only is the fan appealing and attractive, it’s also energy efficient. Due to the low cost of this fan, and the low energy cost associated with utilizing the light kit, the Armitage ceiling fan has a low total cost of ownership.
The Tilghman is a damp rated fan, so it works on the porch or patio. The blades on the Tilghman work quite well to create a palm tree effect, as the blades do look like a palm tree. Thus, the Tilghman really can start and complete the look of having a fan that works well in a humid location, and it will stand up to the elements outside like rain or humid temperatures.
For whatever reason, it appears there are many requests for Tilghman replacement blades. We do our best to help you to find the replacement Harbor Breeze Tilghman replacement fan blades. If you have been unsuccessful in finding the Tilghman ceiling fan blades at your local retailer, you may now be looking online to find a place to acquire replacement Tilghman fan blades. Of course, you’ll want to ensure the fan blades are the right size first. Most of these fans that we run across, are 52″ blade spans. If you purchased your Tilghman with 52 inch fan blades, then this is relevant to your fan.
Although the Tilghman looks very sophisticated, the simplicity of the Tilghman is likely what attracts many homeowners and fan enthusiasts. There are three speeds. One of the things you should know about this fan is that Lowe’s describes it as “light kit adaptable” and “remote control adaptable.” This means that the fan likely does not come with either of these parts. It’s important to understand also that “remote control adaptable” may not necessarily mean you can simply purchase a remote and program it via dip switch settings to the fan. It is possible that an actual receiver needs to be purchased and installed into the fan. Be sure to ask the local retailer if you are considering purchasing a Tilghman fan. You’re welcome to post questions related to the Tilghman on our forums as well. If we don’t know the answer, other site visitors may be able to help.