How to replace a Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Receiver

The receiver is a main component in your Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan. If the fan is not working properly, it may be time to replace the receiver. The receiver acts like a “motor controller,” and manages the light and fan functions of a DC powered fan.

If you are replacing a regular DC motor receiver, the below steps will work. These steps are different if you are replacing a Hampton Bay Low Profile Ceiling Fan.

Regular Replacement of Hampton Bay DC Motor Ceiling Fan Receiver

You will need the following tools in order to complete this task:

  • Screwdriver
  • Wire cutters
  • Zip ties
  • Replacement receiver part ordered from customer service

Before you get started- an important safety step is always to turn off power at breaker so¬† you can’t get a shock.

Next is to disassemble the fan down to the motor. Use the fan owner’s manual for this step and assistance, or contact customer service. Here’s the rest of the steps:

  • With motor extracted, disassemble housing
  • Remove collar screws on motor coupling
  • Bump the sides of the motor to loosen housing
  • Lift off coupling
  • Cut any zip ties holding wires together
  • Unplug the connectors
  • Unplug the 9 pin connectors
  • If receiver is held down with 2 screws, use screwdriver to remove them
  • If receiver held down with double sided tape instead of screws, pry the receiver off of the motor
  • Bring new replacement receiver to motor
  • Place the receiver under the motor coupling
  • If original receiver used screws, reinstall or use mounting tape
  • Connect antenna connectors back, then reconnect 9 pin connectors
  • Use zip ties to fasten wires / secure them
  • Align top plate holes on housing

Below is a video walkthrough of how to replace a Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Receiver. This should be useful to help you to replace this commonly malfunctioning part on your fan.