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Re: Emerson SW375 Ceiling Fan Receiver Programming

ronileduc had written this in response to
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The batteries died in my remote and after
changing them, I still couldn't get the remote to work.Had no clue how to
proceed, was about to go buy a new one. Really appreciate the time and $
you've saved me by telling me how to re-sync the controller and remote.
You've made my day, and again, thank you!!

James Gifford wrote:

> KEYWORDS: Emerson, AirDesign, SW375, SW330, SW350, program, programming,

> deprogram, deprogramming, code, learn, learning, codelearn,
> codelearning

> I just received this information from Emerson's technical support
> group,
> and as it's undocumented (anywhere I was able to find it, anyway!) and
> extremely useful, I thought I'd throw it out on the bitstream. If you
> find this in a search a few years from now and it solves this pesky
> problem, yay!

> Most Emerson ceiling fans need a matched controller/receiver, the
> SW375,
> to function. These receivers are matched to either the wireless SW330
> control or the wall-mounted SW350 control (which appear to work
> identically via RF signals, incidentally!) by "code learning"
> the desired
> control to the desired fan.

> If you only have one fan/receiver/control set, you're unlikely to ever
> encounter the problem of one remote controlling multiple fans. However,
> I
> have three, and for various reasons have switched around the receivers
> and controls, and ran into the annoying problem of a remote in one part

> of the house controlling more than one fan - even a fan quite some
> distance away.

> If there is any information about "un-code-learning" or
> erasing the
> memory in the SW375, so that a particular remote will no longer actuate

> it, it's not recorded anywhere - including in the large and
> comprehensive
> installation and use manual that comes with each Emerson component.

> The solution turns out to be extremely simple, and revolves around this

> fact: each receiver can store up to four remote codes. The remotes
> issue
> control codes something like Genie's Intellicode, where a rolling code
> is
> generated each time the learning button is pressed. (That might not be
> completely correct, but it's the gist of it and functionally correct!)

> So: If you have receiver A and have matched it to remote A, and then
> install another fan (B) and accidentally code remote A or B to the
> wrong
> fan, you'll get overlapping control. The fix is this: overwrite all
> four
> codes in the receiver with the correct remote. This will push out codes

> from any other remote and leave the receiver and fan operating ONLY
> with
> the correct one.

> 1) Turn off all Emerson fans at the wall switch or circuit breaker.
> 2) Turn on power to the fan you want to program or reprogram. The
> receiver will beep.
> 3) IMMEDIATELY press the code-learn button. Each time a code is learned

> by the receiver, it will give a double beep. DON'T release the
> code-learn
> button until the receiver has double-beeped at least four times.

> Voila - that fan will no longer operate with any but the remote you
> just
> used to program it.

> On the SW350 wall controller, there is a specific code-learn button. On

> the SW330 handheld controller, you press the SLEEP and SELECT buttons
> simultaneously to send a code-learn. You have to send all code-learn
> signals (from all the remotes you want to operate that fan, up to four)

> within about two minutes of first powering up the receiver. Be
> absolutely
> certain that all other fans are POWERED OFF or they might pick up the
> code-learn too, starting the whole mess over again. Also, if you're
> going
> to program multiple remotes to a controller, be sure to let only the
> FIRST one beep four times (to clear any old codes), then do ONE code-
> learn beep from each successive remote. Otherwise you'll clear out
> remote
> codes you want to keep.

> Hey, I was thrilled to learn this trick. Hope you are, too. Someday.


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