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Homewerks Bluetooth bath fan : brand new install, fan will not pair with switch

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I just installed this fan brand new in the box. It will not pair from the switch to the fan. The functions only work if I shut the fan off for 1 second and turn back on, and cycle through the settings. No matter how many times I've tried pairing, it keeps going back to the white light.
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Question by Jack L Farewell 6:34pm, 18th January 2020

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Mike (Admin) responded : 12:14pm, 25th January 2020 (3 years ago)
Have you tried pairing it to multiple devices? It's the same ?

Jack L Farewell responded : 5:35pm, 25th January 2020 (3 years ago)
Pairing it to multiple devices will make the switch pair and work properly?

Dan Reading responded : 8:06pm, 16th August 2020 (2 years ago)
Same problem. It refused to pair with switch. Procedure is click on off 5 times, blue light flashes. Now press light button on switch. Blue light stops flashing and pairing is complete. But it does not work blue light keeps flashing for a few seconds then it times out and goes back to white

Corey Sundquist responded : 11:53pm, 16th August 2020 (2 years ago)
Dan, I'm am having this same doggone problem today! Let me know if you find the answer, I'll let you know too.

Corey Sundquist responded : 4:11am, 17th August 2020 (2 years ago)
so... 10pm, I'm thinking about this over and over, get up, shut off breaker, re open switch panel and unhook switch from black in, red out, and white neutral. only left ground connected. Let sit for five minutes, reconnected, and powered back up. Let sit for five minutes again before turning it on, then went through Bluetooth directions for umpteenth time. This time thought, it's seemed to work. Unimpressed even still. the delay between pressing the night light function and seeing that pretty blue light is not tolerable. Does not perform well when buttons are pressed in quick succession. calling their technical support in morning, but will likely return too Home Depot promptly.

Dan Reading responded : 7:23pm, 17th August 2020 (2 years ago)
Thank you so much Corey. I too have been reacking my brains. I have sent their tech support an email also (they won't talk to me on the phone blaming Covid which seems a bit thin to excuse not answering the phone). Mine actually came with two switches (tried them both). I will try your "turn off the breaker" idea to let the switch sit with no power to it for a while, worth a shot. I really really don't want to take it back I paid some dude $150 to install it for me. :-(

Dan Reading responded : 11:18pm, 18th August 2020 (2 years ago)
SOLVED There is a gray wire connecting the round light-and-speaker assembly (as well as two black wires). Unplugged this gray wire, waited five minutes and replugged. It came apart a little too easily, I suspect it had not been firmly seated to begin with. Anyway paired immediately after that and I think the switches function snappily. No issue at all now. Yay!

John (Admin) responded : 1:51am, 19th August 2020 (2 years ago)
Thanks for sharing Dan!

Richard A Martin responded : 4:40am, 20th February 2022 (12 months ago)
I think we need to file a lawsuit against the Homewerks company. I bought it brand new from Lowes. Their was a piece of paper stating "Do not return to store" I've called the number left messages and have heard nothing. I installed it. The fan came on for 20 to 30 seconds the white light as well. After that I have not been able to get it to work at all. I'm pissed!

Jeremy Horton responded : 10:11pm, 27th April 2022 (9 months ago)
Hold the power button down until you see the blue ring around the fan. Then, wait about 30 secs then hold the light until the fan blinks and this should correct the switch to fan controls issue.

Jeremy Horton responded : 10:13pm, 27th April 2022 (9 months ago)
Hold the power button down until you see the blue ring around the fan. Then, wait about 30 secs then hold the light bulb icon until the fan blinks and this should correct the switch to fan controls issue.

Craig responded : 10:39pm, 25th December 2022 (1 month ago)
Can you set a default duration for fan ?

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