I am renting a house that has a Hampton Bay Clarington fan. I have the book. There is no remote here. One wall switch operates light and one operates fan. The problem is that the fan is stuck on high and I cannot turn it down. I bought a remote and have tried the 16 frequency combinations to avoid climbing. After reading, someone said that I couldn’t use a remote with 2 switches operating. Is there anyway to turn fan down without rewiring?

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    maybe the default isn't high, and maybe you can reset to defaults by killing power to the unit for a min or two, like from the breaker. Just a thought, no guarantees. – dandavis Aug 6 '18 at 20:37
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    Is there pull chains on the fan? – Tyson Aug 6 '18 at 22:20
  • All of the remote controllers that I know of are a separate module which is tucked under the fan bracket. You could take the shroud off and see what is there, but since this is a rental you are limited in what you should do to get something working right. Most fans that I know of have pull chains for speed control of the fan and for on/off of the light. The fan control is a sequence off-high-medium-low-off . . . or off-low-med-high-off . . . Do you see any pull chains? – Jim Stewart Aug 6 '18 at 22:21
  • If you turn the fan switch off and back on really fast, does the fan slow? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Aug 6 '18 at 22:24
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    I think what may be motivating @Harper 's comment is that there are some systems for controlling fan/light combos separately with a single switch. I don't know how they work, but I gather that rapid cycling changes the single control from fan to light and vice versa. You say you have the instruction manual--what do the instructions say about this fan? You went out and bought a remote so presumably the manual references a wireless remote. If there is one, the receiver will be tucked under the shroud. Be careful on a ladder, if the fan would unexpectedly start spinning, then . . . – Jim Stewart Aug 6 '18 at 22:53

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