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Why is my ceiling fan not responding to the remote?

Figured this out after determining the brand of ceiling fan. The fan in question is a Patriot Lighting Atilla model, sold through Menards. I started to just replace the remote and receiver but kept ...
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Best way to control many lights with a single switch

Yes, C Putting in smart bulbs or cans and retaining the existing switches will have the (big IMO) disadvantage that when certain wall switches are turned off, their respective lights will go off line ...
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Can you use wall switches and fan speed regulator in conjunction with a ceiling fan remote or do you have to choose between the two control options?

The fan you purchased is not compatible with your home wiring as you want to use it. The home wiring can be used with the fan if either the black or red wire is capped and not used. This will not ...
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Can I just replace the LED controller of my lamp?

It's not designed to ever have the power to it switched off, same as most smart devices these days. You need to remove the switch, or replace with a remote switch designed to talk to the lamp, like ...
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Craftsman Opener will not close in hot weather except by holding down wired wall button

This sounds like the hot sun expands metal in the door structure and creates friction great enough to make the opener sense that friction as an obstruction. It then reverses the door. The normal ...
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Remote Fix for Always-Hot Outdoor Lighting

Look for a line of Smart bulbs that includes outdoor-rated bulbs and battery-operated wall switches. For example, Cync by GE includes both. The are others You could also wing it with almost any ...
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Minka Aire remote appears to be ON all the time with no change to the fan function

You may have frequency interference. Try this procedure from Minka Aire's manual: SYMPTOM Frequency Interference Turn the power off to your ceiling fan. Please use a small size tool to change the ...
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New remote control ceiling fan. When switch is on can't turn off light

I suspect you have a miswired remote control module. The remote control module in many fans is actually a replaceable part. It connects to the ceiling wires on one side to get power and to the fan and ...
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How does an air conditioner remote control work with multiple AC units?

Had similar question. Using two remotes was able to confirm that the remote sends the temperature value (not just +/- 1) for Mitsubishi MSZ style heat pumps. I imagine Toshiba is similar. If the ...
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Lift Master Garage Door - remote hardly works from outside the garage

Here is a response that I have not seen or heard, but happened to me. My remotes both quit working unless I was right up against the garage door. For a couple of weeks I attempted different things......
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Best way to control many lights with a single switch

In general, I agree with jay613's answer of C - Smart switches. Definitely better than A or B. But another possibility is to investigate the wiring and see if things can be combined. For example, if ...
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