Hunter Fans and Hidden Functionality

Nothing exciting, just documenting two things about Hunter ceiling fans, at least one of which is not documented in their manual. My electrician had to call and sit on hold for almost two hours to get the information and be told that no, it wasn’t in the documenation. These apply to the Hunter Dempsey model 59242 and 59244 fans with a Hunter Universal Wall Mount Remote Controller model 99375.

Sync Hand Remote to Fan

1. Wall switch – turn off
2. Wall switch – turn on
3. Hand remote – press 0 and 3 at same time (hold down a few seconds)
4. Blinking lights = synced

Sync Wall Remote to Fan
1. Wall switch – hold light and fan buttons at same time

The fans are advertised as having dimmable lights, but they don’t dim by default. You have to activate this functionality, these are the instructions provided via support over Twitter:

Hand Remote:

First turn the light off on your fan for 5 seconds and back on. Then press and hold the fan button, while still holding the fan button, quickly press the light button 2 times. The dimming feature is now activated. Hold the light button down to set dim level.”

Wall Remote:

First turn the light off on your fan for 5 seconds and back on. Then press and hold both the light up and light down buttons for 5 seconds. The dimming feature is now activated.

While Hunter’s support was helpful, I encouraged them to add this to their documentation. Even better would be to include these on a one-pager that helps the installer and the user.

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