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    travislward Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 9, 2009, 11:20 AM
    Hampton Bay ceiling fan Bypass remote - so I can use lutron dimmer
    I bought a Hampton Bay 60" Brookendale fan which has a remote control. I would like to install this fan using a Lutron Mistro fan dimmer, which does not work with the remote control module. I called Home Depots support 1-877-527-0313 and they said they could not tell me how to bypass since it would void my warranty, so I'm assuming it is possible.

    How can I bypass the remote module inside the fan? There are four wires going from the remote receiver to the fan


    How can I direct wire? Is there capacitors or anything in the module, if so is there a way to replace these?

    If not I guess I have to return the fan, but it seems like all the high end fans have these stupid remote controls. Can you bypass on any fan?

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    Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508
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    Feb 9, 2009, 11:35 AM

    For your situation, may be good to leave the current module on High, and control with your Lutron.
    Black, white, and blue out of a Module is an easy bypass. The 4 wire you give makes me think the capacitors are inside, You could meter out the 4 wies from receiver to determine connections, and capacitor hook up.
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    ceilingfanrepair Posts: 5,733, Reputation: 109
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    Feb 10, 2009, 09:17 PM

    Sorry Strat that won't work, it will fry the fan.

    You can't use your Lutron you have to use the remote. Sorry.

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