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Hampton Bay Fan - How to "Un"-Install the canopy

We are replacing an outdated Hampton Bay ceiling fan from 10 years ago but cannot remove the canopy from the ceiling mount. There are no visible screws by which it is attached. Any ideas?

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Posted 2011-05-23T00:06:54+0000  by jf jf

I struggled with mine for weeks....Even bought a strap wrench.  Nothing worked until I read this thread.  The darn thing is reverse-threaded.  Turned it slightly to the right (unlike what the instructions that come with it say) and it popped off.


Wish I had read this thread earlier.

Posted 2013-03-12T14:24:06+0000  by themeister

Hello themeister.  Welcome to the Community!


Sometimes it just helps to know the various ways parts can be assembled in order to figure out what might work.  We are glad to have you join the forum and glad as well we could provide some help.

Please keep us updated on your projects and feel free to join in helping others.




Posted 2013-03-12T15:37:45+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI

How do I get the top ring off?  Hampton Bay  UPC 043263 127787.     Can I get a downloadable manual. Just purchased the home with this fan.


Posted 2013-03-24T21:23:38+0000  by rdw

Hello rdw.  Welcome to the Community!


Thank you for providing the UPC of 043263-127787 – this is the exact information needed!  We have identified the fan as the Hampton Bay White Contractor’s Edition Quick Connect Ceiling Fan, manufactured by Shell Electric, 


The manufacturer can provide an instruction manual for your use.  They do not have a downloadable manual, but they can send you a PDF file version if you send an email asking for one to this address:


Include the UPC code and ask them to reply with an instruction manual attachment.


They can be also be contacted directly at 1-800-527-3675 (select extension 502 for customer service).









Posted 2013-03-26T20:12:20+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI

We cannot find the installation manual for our Hampton Bay flush mount ceiling fan Model #54SHRL and need to replace the receiver. We have tried to no avail to get the canopy off and cannot figure out how it comes off.  We have the replacement part but still can't figure it out.  Can anyone help us with either the manual or walk us through?

Posted 2013-03-30T19:31:15+0000  by schlagergayle

I have a flush mounted Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan which is about 10 years old which I cannot dismount.  It looks like a Brookhurst 52 in Ceiling Fan but with a with a flush mount.

There are no screws around the cover which is flush to the ceiling and there is no room between the casing around the motor and the cover against the ceiling.

MODEL NO.        C552HTT(CH) BLK

UPC#:                   718167007755

VENDOR No.      655310

SERIAL #:             AAB0251822

Can you tell me how to remove the ceiling fan?

Here is a picture from the side.

Posted 2014-06-21T13:26:54+0000  by BobDeschner

I'll take you up on your offer. I'm looking for a manual for a Hampton Bay model.

From the motor housing sticker:

E75795 "YL"
Model: AC-552
SKU #173-889
Date: 1108
SN# 004872  g

Posted 2017-08-27T12:48:12+0000  by Javiben
I finally got the canopy loose but dont know what to do next. Do i “unhook” the unit somehow? The canopy dropped down only a fraction of an inch or so so i cant get to anything inside of it.
Posted 2018-05-08T17:24:10+0000  by Caladium
I have model ac552(ch)ab, upc#718167007748 and can’t get the canopy down.  I have gotten nowhere calling HD and Harbor Breeze can’t pull up the model number.  Frustrated is an understatement.  I wish I could attach a picture.
Posted 2019-03-14T21:22:08+0000  by Csander
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