FYRTUR block-out roller blinds are wireless blinds that block out all light from outside, completely darken your room, and provide you the privacy you deserve at your home. The blind comes pre-paired with the remote control and the signal repeater.
You can control your wireless blinds in different ways through its remote, DIRIGERA hub, and IKEA Home smart app; you can set them up and down with a timer and create several groups of wireless blinds.
It allows you to control blinds while you sit on your sofa or bed to adapt to the light or create privacy depending on the activity in the room.
Its cordless feature makes it one of the best home accessories with children at home, providing due safety.
The IKEA FYRTUR roller blinds come with their own wall/ceiling brackets included in the package; hence, if you are planning to install them, you would be glad to hear that they don’t require any drilling or change of fitting for their installation.
To keep your IKEA FYTUR blinds working, ensure to properly plug in the signal repeater that comes with the package is properly in the vicinity of the blind, nearly 10 meters, so the signals of your remote control can be detected.
However, like any other electronic medium, you may also encounter problems with the FYRTUR remote.
This article will list some of the known solutions to fix your FYTUR remote when it has stopped working. For your convenience, all the solutions are quick and easy and keep you from asking for professional’s help.
How to Fix IKEA FYTUR Remote Not Working?
You’re not alone if your IKEA FYRTUR Remote has stopped working. To fix the issue, you can check one of the essential things: the batteries of the remote.
Look for if the battery of the remote is correctly inserted and charged. If your batteries are perfectly working, you may need to look closely at a few other things, including the remote sensor.
Ensure that the sensor is uncovered even if you wrap your remote in transparent bubble wrap or a fabric cover to protect it.
Shielding the sensor may result in a weak signal from the remote detected by the signal interpreter; hence, it would appear as if your remote has stopped working.
Additionally, check if you have paired the remote with the blinds. Check the blind motor to know if the blind is the reason instead of the remote control.
Finally, if you have looked in and inspected all the remote aspects and still need help to make it work, it’s then time to get the new remote.
To have a deeper understanding of how you can troubleshoot, carry on reading the article.
Fixing IKEA FYRTUR Remote Not Working
- Pair the Remote
Properly pairing the remote with the FYRTUR blinds is necessary if you want to control your blinds through the remote. Try pairing the remote and blinds following the instructions in the IKEA FYRTUR manual.
To pair the remote with the blinds, first put the batteries in the remote. Then, press and hold the “Pair” button on the back of the remote for three seconds.
The small LED should start blinking. Then, press and hold the “Up” button on the remote until you hear a click from the blinds.
The remote and blinds are now paired, and your remote should work for your wireless blinds.
If you had already paired the remote, and your remote has lost the connection; you can try repairing it. To do so, ensure your blinds battery is fully charged.
Now open the IKEA home smart app on your mobile and remove the remote from the TRADFRI gateway.
After successfully removing it, press the + button to add a device. From all the options, choose open/close remote. Now pair the remote back with the blinds.
Wait for the confirmation notification, and your remote will appear as a connected device. Try using it again; if the pairing was causing your remote to not work, it should start working after this troubleshooting.
If it still doesn’t, it indicates another problem that needs to be fixed. Move to the next step to fix your remote.
- Check the Remote Sensor
There is a small sensor on the back of the remote through which the signals are transmitted to the FYTUR blinds. These sensors must be unobstructed for the remote to work correctly.
If you have, for protection purposes, wrapped a bubble wrap around the remote, or have your remote in a fabric cover, ensure that you make a small opening at the sensor point.
While using your remote, ensure the sensor is not blocked by a piece of furniture or another window treatment.
The remote sensor is sensitive, and even a small obstruction can cause the remote to stop working.
If the remote is damaged, there is a chance that the sensor is not working. In that case, you need to replace the remote.
- Check the Blinds
If the batteries and remote are fine, there may be an issue with the FYRTUR blinds themselves. Consider resetting the blinds by following the instructions in the IKEA FYRTUR manual.
You should confirm first that the blinds battery is charged. For that, please remove the battery from the blind on the top corner and plug it in with its wire.
The stable blue light indicates your battery is charged.
Now that you are sure it is not about the battery of the blinds, you may try resetting them.
Put the battery back in and press-hold the two buttons on the top corner of the blinds simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.
You would see the white blinking light. Release the buttons as your blinds are factory resetting; they will roll up.
Following this, pair your remote with the adapter and then again with the blinds by pressing the same two buttons on the blind top corner once; after the white line turns on, press the reset button on the remote once the blinds move up and down it indicates the resetting and remote pairing is complete.
You can now control your blinds again with the remote.
- Check Curtain Motor
If your remote still is not functioning properly and you didn’t notice any up-and-down movement of the blinds while resetting them, you should check the motor of the curtain.
It may be that the motor is not receiving enough power, or there is some internal or hardware problem with the motor itself.
Try unplugging and re-plugging the motor again to see if that fixes the issue for you if this doesn’t help, follow other steps before you decide to replace the motor.
- Reset the Remote
If none of the above solutions works, you may need to reset it. To do this, remove the batteries from the remote and hold the “reset” button for 5 seconds.
You would see a red blinking light, release the button, and then re-install the batteries.
You can also reset the remote while keeping the batteries in the remote. Quickly press the reset button 4 times on the remote. The blinking red light lets you know the remote is reset.
Pair it with the plug now by bringing it closer to it and pressing the button again; when the light on the plug blinks, your remote is paired. Pair it with your blinds again.
- Remove Battery Cover
If you’re still having difficulties with your IKEA FYRTUR remote, you may need to remove the battery cover and press the reset button. To do this:
- Remove the batteries.
- Locate the small hole on the back of the remote.
- Hold the reset button for 5 seconds using a paperclip or other small object. The remote LED will start blinking.
- Re-install the batteries and use the remote again.
- Get A Replacement
If the remote is still not working after trying all of the above solutions, there may be a hardware problem with the remote, and you’ll need to get a replacement from IKEA.
You can contact IKEA customer service for assistance, and they’ll guide you to bring your remote to the nearest outlet and claim a replacement.
Additional Tips when using the FYRTUR Remote:
- Make sure you are using fresh batteries in the remote.
- Be sure to point the remote directly at the blinds sensor.
- Move close to the blinds
- Removing obstacles between the remote and the sensor.
- Check that nothing is blocking the sensor on the back of the remote.
- If you are still having difficulties, contact IKEA customer service for assistance.
The Bottom Line
Although different FYTUR models may have various other fixing solutions for the remote not working, we have in this article above mentioned 7 points that are the most common, easy, and quick solutions to fix your FYTUR remote if it has stopped working.
If any of the previously mentioned tips don’t seem to work, try contacting your manufacturer to reclaim a replacement.