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    Ceiling fans rotate in opposite directions

    Asked Mar 17, 2008, 01:08 PM 12 Answers
    I have two Hampton Bay Windward III ceiling fans which need to be operating in the same direction of rotation. I have one remote control that operates both fans and only one switch that kills power to both fans.The remote control can reverse direction of both fans. For some unknown reason the fans are rotating in opposite directions and reversing them still has them going in opposite directions. To reverse one fan I have to disconnect the wires on one fan and reverse the other fan with the remote control. Since this has happened a few times I'm looking for an easier way to reverse one fan. Is that possible?



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    Stratmando Posts: 10,788, Reputation: 486
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    Mar 19, 2008, 04:58 PM
    So we are in agreement, It can happen again, or "why do you need to do it again?"
    Which is the point?
    "Because if a handheld remote is just out of range of 1, it will throw out of sync. Then you just have to repeat again and they will be back in sync".
    "If both receivers ALWAYS received the transmitted signal. this would not be an issue".
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    Mar 19, 2008, 08:01 PM
    What I'm saying is, once you get them both going the same direction, you should be able to keep it that way as long as the remote is kept within range.

    And if NOT.. . Then we have another problem to address.
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    Mar 20, 2008, 06:26 AM
    I have seen it happen with 2 fans in a relatively small room. Weather it is the angle of the handheld, maybe hitting antenna at a Null or what? Plus they don't respond 100 Percent.
    I have see this a couple of times.

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