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Harbor Breeze Fan Programming Instructions

Megan Mattingly-Arthur

Manufactured by Litex Industries, Harbor Breeze is a popular brand of ceiling fans that are available exclusively through Lowe's home improvement stores. Many Harbor Breeze ceiling fan models come with a remote control that can be programmed to operate the unit. Follow these simple programming instructions to synchronize the remote to your Harbor Breeze ceiling fan in five minutes or less.

  1. Shut off the electricity to your Harbor Breeze fan from your home's electrical service panel before attempting to program it. Open the service panel cover to access the circuit breaker switches. Turn the switch that controls your fan into the "Off" position to eliminate the risk of electrical shock.

  2. Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote control supplied with your Harbor Breeze fan. Take the battery out of the remote to expose the DIP switches in the bottom of the empty battery compartment.

  3. Compare the DIP switches inside the fan's remote control to the DIP switches on the receiver unit of your fan. Note that the DIP switches in both units must match in order for the fan and remote to operate properly.

  4. Replace the remote battery and battery compartment cover.

  5. Restore the electricity to your Harbor Breeze fan by flipping the appropriate circuit breaker switch back to the "On" position.

  6. Press the "Hi," "Med" and "Lo" buttons on the remote control within 20 seconds to synchronize it to the fan.

  7. Tip

    Press the "Lo," "Med" or "Hi" button to select the desired fan speed. If you have a Harbor Breeze fan with an attached light fixture you can press the "Light" button to turn it on or off.


    The sequence of buttons pressed may vary slightly depending on the remote control model. Consult your owner's manual or contact Lowe's customer support for model-specific programming instructions.