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Hello..It is my Pleasure To Be Working With You Today.Dale seems like you have a situation on your hands..That being a older fan unit..The best option at this point for you would be to bring the existing remote over to Home Depot..Lowes Etc. Have them take a look at it to see if one of there many universal remotes will work for your fan ..The universal remotes are very basic ,most will run even on the older units..Also from what you are explaining it is possible you might have a problem with the power going to the unit..The wall Switch etc...You can check this by first going to the breaker panel in the home..Reset the breaker ...If not the case more than likely you will need to call a electrician and have them check power to the wall switch..As the fan should operate by the switch itself.
I feel certain that the wall switch is functioning properly, if I could isolate it from the remote contro. It has been used very little. The remote control has been used exclusively for years to turn the light or fan on and off.
If I could find a way to disconnect the remote control completely away from the wall switch, that would be fine with me. I do not mind turning the light or fan on and off at the wall switch.
Trying to get the remote control operable to me is not really my goal at this point. My goal is to be able to turn my light and fan on and off. Without them on, this particular room space is without light. It is also without air circulation via the fan.