05-22-2011 08:06 PM
We are replacing an outdated Hampton Bay ceiling fan from 10 years ago but cannot remove the canopy from the ceiling mount.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?
05-23-2011 09:25 AM
elect_answers is absolutely right. The best approach I have found in situations like that if its stuck that way is just to wiggle in one direction then the other since one of the 4 screws that holds in the canopy is stuck. Then that should come down so you can have access to disassemble the now exposed canopy.
Hope this helps you out,
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08-14-2011 11:26 AM
On my model Hampton Bay, the canopy ring at the ceiling actually needed to be rotated 3/8" clockwise (not intuitive), where the four screws (not evenly distributed under the ring) will slide in their notches in the ring to their ends, and they will then allow the ring to just slip down. This doesn't happen easily since the notches are not quite as smooth as you would hope, and requires rotating the ring the small amount that it moves back and forth until it moves far enough to come off. Also, because of the distribution of the hidden screws, there are areas along the ring which are not held as tightly to the ceiling as others, where you can (after you shut off the power!) slip in a paint spatula to help loosen the ring a bit, being careful not to slide it in under the ring too far to avoid damaging the wiring.
08-16-2011 12:15 PM
Hello sz and welcome to the community! We are glad to have you join the forum.
Thank you for your help on this question. Please keep us updated on your projects and feel free to join in helping others. Again, thanks for joining the community,
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10-18-2011 02:16 PM
Thank you sz. That was exactly what it took to remove the canopy on my fan, although mine released easily. You should do a youtube video for this. That is where I started looking for a way to remove the ceiling fan, and was immediately stumped by all the videos that showed a screw on the canopy. I already tried pulling down the canopy, to no avail.
12-31-2012 08:31 AM