How to Program a Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Remote


Before programming your Hampton Bay remote, ensure that the fan is powered on and that the batteries in the remote are in good condition. Proper power supply is essential for the programming process to be successful.

Locating the Receiver

The receiver unit, which receives signals from the remote, is typically located in the fan’s canopy or motor housing. It is a small device with a button or series of buttons used for programming.

Accessing the Receiver

To access the receiver, you may need to use a ladder to reach the fan. Once you have a clear view of the receiver, identify the “Learn” button or the button used for programming. It is usually labeled for easy identification.

Programming Process

To begin programming, press and release the “Learn” button on the receiver. This action puts the receiver in programming mode, ready to receive signals from the remote.

Remote Programming

Next, pick the button on the remote that you want to program. Press and hold this button until you see a light on the receiver blink. This blinking light indicates that the receiver is ready to receive the signal from the remote.

Completing the Programming

Once the light on the receiver blinks, release the button on the remote. This action completes the programming process for that particular button on the remote.

Testing the Remote

To ensure that the programming was successful, test the remote by pressing the button you just programmed. The fan should respond accordingly, such as turning on or changing speeds.


If the fan does not respond to the remote, repeat the programming process. Ensure that you are holding the button on the remote until the receiver’s light blinks, indicating that it has received the signal.

Additional Functions

Some Hampton Bay remotes have additional functions, such as dimming lights or reverse fan direction. These functions can also be programmed following a similar process, using the appropriate buttons on the remote and receiver.


Regularly check the batteries in your remote to ensure they are still functioning. Weak batteries can affect the performance of the remote and may require replacement. Additionally, dust and debris can accumulate on the receiver, affecting its performance. Periodically clean the receiver to ensure optimal performance.