Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 78
Rated 5 out of 5Â by UncleJoe Quiet High quality fan for great price.
This is my second Hunter Ceiling fan. The first is in my office and has been in service for ten years! I replaced an old fan that was very noisy and had a terrific wobble. This new fan was a great buy, it includes a remote and bulbs! The fan has to go together in the right order otherwise you are going to be wasting time. It went up easy and is silent. Yes it does seem a bit slower than the one it replaced but I run it on it's lowest setting anyway. For the folks who are having trouble with the remote make certain the switches on the fan are in the correct mode,(light on, fan on high) otherwise the fan will not work properly. And if you are running the fan and you want a cool breez but do not feel any, change the direction switch.(it's on the side of the light kit housing) It will make the fan rotate in the other direction pushing air down rather than up. I like the remote storage that covers the lightswitch. (stops the inadvertent switch-off) The holder seems a bit flimsy but we will see. All in all a high quality product that should last for years.
July 12, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Wiggs Awful instructions, missing nut, remote or switch not remote and switch.
Very disappointed with this Hunter product. Owned a Hunter previously and this does not live up to the Hunter name. First, it was missing a nut underneath lighting mount, which can cause the lighting mount to spin and fall. The only way to put a nut on is to cut the light connector. (See Picture). Additionally, instructions are horrible...they don't have a parts page so it keeps you guessing on what screw you are supposed to be using. VERY Frustrating. Last, and most upsetting, is the remote issue. After spending too much time putting this together (fourth fan I installed this week) it didn't work! Hmmm I thought ? Why? So I checked all the trouble shooting steps, followed them one by one. Nothing? So I got my multimeter out ...everything seemed fine, checked the switch...nothing. So I went on-line and after 30minutes of research I figured out they gave me a dead battery for the remote and the fan only works with the remote when installing it using the instructions. Thank goodness I found a way to install it by bypassing the remote. Soon as I did that it worked fine. It looks nice but spent 4x the time installing this compared with the other three fans I installed this week. To improve this rating clearly state Remote or Switch operated, explain the remote issue in the trouble shooting steps, add a parts list to the instructions. Bye the way this was the most expensive of the four fans and I would gladly have purchased one of the other three had I known this.
November 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kevyq good overall
I had similar problems JPor4 had (the remote not working consistently, the lights not turning on, etc.), though since I self-installed, I was able to trouble-shoot & realized I had it wired incorrectly & that I didn't code the remotes & receivers properly (each remote-transponder&receiver pair should have the same code, but that one code they share needs to be different from each of the other transponder/receiver pairs in the house otherwise they will cross-communicate & mess things up). It specifically says this in the directions. So it's possible that JPor4 might've gotten a bad install, or it could be a bad fan. The other issues are unchangeable - no matter what you do, you won't be able to use your lightswitches or chains to control your fan once the remote receiver is installed, & the CFL bulbs won't ever dim since dimming technology for CFL bulbs is expensive, rare, and the result is mediocre at best. Hunter was smart not to allow dimming bulbs.
May 26, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Bakagigee Understand the Remote Before Buying
As other reviewers have written, once you install the remote receiver as they instruct you, you can not turn the fan or the light on or off using your wall switch. You HAVE to use the remote. You can cut power to the lights and fan at the switch, but they will not run when you switch them back on. They do not "remember" their previous settings.
I don't know if all fan remote receivers are wired like this but Hunter did it quite intentionally, because they actually give you a mounting bracket so you can mount a remote holder to the wall over top of your light switch.
But if you mount their bracket you are going to need extra long screws which don't come with the fan.
I think if you wired the black striped wire straight to the black fan wire and the black power coming out of your ceiling that you would get your lights back on the switch and you could still use the fan on the remote, if the switch was on, but you would not be able to use your lights on the remote.
Also, they say there are supposed to be 10 mounting screws for the fan blade brackets, but there are only six in the pack. They don't tell you until much later that the others are in the shipping blocks in the motor housing. So don't waste your time looking all over the place for them.
They also insist that the fan should be in the high position and that the lights should be in the on position BEFORE you install it so you don't damage the product. I could not figure out a way to tell. Pulling the chain felt the same no matter how many times I pulled it. So just turn it on and pull the chain until you get the fan to high and the lights on. Then I would cut the power at the switch. Turn it back on and use your remote.
They also recommend that you always turn the fan on from the remote by first turning it on high (since that's what the fan has to always be manually set on?) and then go to a lower speed if you would like. So if you want to go to low or medium from the control you have to hit two buttons--high, then the medium or low button. Seems a bit foolish to me.
They also want you to put the extra wiring back up through the junction box and into the ceiling. They must have a lot more room in their junction box than I do, or they must be using a long extender rod or something because I had to put mine behind the canopy where the transmitter goes for the remote.
Fan seems to run nicely enough and I haven't had any remote issues so far, but I haven't used it much yet.
I thought this was a good but for a fan with a remote, but I would check out how other remotes work with different brands/models, before I settled on this one again.
One nice thing is that they did give a few extra of the important screws in case you lost one.
June 1, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5Â by WLS1 Nice fan, but remote was a deal-breaker
This is a nice fan. Looks good, operates smoothly and quietly. Assembly/installation was pretty straight-forward. Labeling of which screws were for what could have been better in places, but I was able to figure it out.
I decided to return this fan though. I wanted a fan with a remote. We have one (from another manufacturer) in another room in the house and love it. However, with this Hunter fan, I did not like the way the remote worked. Wired per the Hunter instructions (and verified by a support call to Hunter), you must turn on the light with the remote every time. When you begin to walk into the dark room, flipping the wall switch does NOT turn on the light - You have to leave the wall switch in the ON position always, and then try to find the remote control in the dark in order to turn the light on. That was just not going to work for us. Granted, Hunter gives you a remote caddy that is designed so that you can mount it on the wall over the wall switch plate, but that wasn't a desirable solution for me - Face it, that remote is going to be left on the couch, or an end table at some point and not returned to the little caddy, so you'll inevitably end up groping in the dark for the remote at some point.
Our other remote controlled ceiling fan still allows for operation by the wall switch as normal. I assumed that they all worked that way.
I really did like the fan fine, and the quality was there - The remote function was just not optimal.
March 12, 2013