Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Remotes

The replacement ceiling fan remote is one of the most sought after replacement items. It does not matter what manufacturer or brand of ceiling fan you have. Everyone loses the remote, or sometimes we just end up having to replace it. Maybe you broke your remote by accident. Or the dog chewed it. Or cat. It happens.

Here we can help you to troubleshoot your Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Remote. This troubleshooting also works for other remotes, not just this particular brand. If troubleshooting fails or you have lost the remote, you can certainly find reviews here of replacement remotes as well. You will be able to buy the replacement remote further down this page if you need it. We use Amazon as a partner so you know you are getting the best deal possible on the Internet.

Finding a replacement remote is usually straight forward - look for one that looks like yours, and match it up. If you can't find the same remote that you have now, check the compatibility of the new remote to ensure it matches up with your current fan.

One of the replacement remotes we offer here is a Monte Carlo Combo Wall and Hand Held Transmitter. The idea is that the wall remote is wired up, so say that the handheld wireless remote stops working - you have a backup, that will always work. You can also have more confidence or peace of mind, in knowing that even if the wireless remote does not work, the dog gets at it, it gets lost etc. You can always turn the fan on and off with the wall remote. Depending upon the wall remote you purchase, it may also have dimming functions as well.

Troubleshooting Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Remotes

If you are having a problem with the remote, there is some troubleshooting you can go through. The first question is - have you tried changing the batteries? Even if you changed the batteries recently, try changing them before trying any of this troubleshooting.

OK, so we've tried changing the batteries - no luck. Is the fan not responding to the remote? Sometimes, fan users report that the fan stops and starts by itself. If this happens to you and your Monte Carlo fan seems to be turning on and off at random, you may need to take a look at the dip switches. Dip switches control the 'frequency' that the fan transmits and receives at. In order for the remote to communicate properly with the fan, the dipswitches both need to be set the same way. If your fan and remote work and talk to each other, then they currently are set to the same way. However, it is possible that a neighbor may have a fan with the same dipswitch settings as yours.

Ceiling Fan Dipswitch
This is what a dipswitch looks like. If you open up the remote, you will find one of these inside. The dipswitch on the remote needs to match the dipswitch on the fan.

Replacing a Monte Carlo Fan Receiver

If nothing else has worked out, it may be time to replace the receiver. The receiver, as you may have guessed, is the transmitter that talks to the remote. If you've replaced the remote, and tried all the troubleshooting you can think of, the next step may be to replace the receiver. This is a pretty straight forward operation, and we will endeavor to post some wiring diagrams of connecting Monte Carlo ceiling fan remote receivers as well. This should help site visitors that require help to swap out a receiver. One thing to note, is that a receiver can cost anywhere from $100-$250. If you have to pay an electrician on top of that because you can't swap out the receiver yourself, you may consider just replacing the entire fan.

The cost of replacing the receiver and paying an electrician can cost more than the ceiling fan. If this happens, consider replacing the entire Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan. The cost of a replacement fan will actually be less in some cases.

A remote receiver is a valid option if replacing the fan remote has not worked, and you must have your fan working. Buying a replacement Monte Carlo Fan Receiver can outweigh the cost of the fan in some cases, however.


We hope this information on Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Remotes has been of use to you. If you have a particular experience with a remote, whether it be good or bad, we'd love to hear about it. Please post a comment on our website and we will approve it in due time. Thank you for your patronage and we hope you visit us again soon!