Ceilng Fan light fixture-metal clasps have broken off
The metal clasps inside the light kit that hold the glass fixture in place, two in every socket on each side of the light bulb holder, has broken off and the glass will not stay on the light fixture or leans on the bulb now. I cannot find the light fixture at Home Depot because the ceiling fan is 6 years old. I have 4 of these fans. Help!
(Hampton Bay 52" Huntington III #205746 White w/white frosted glass)
Re: Ceilng Fan light fixture-metal clasps have broken off
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There is a a major ceiling fan manufacturer in Fort Lauderdale FL called King of Fans (website: kingoffans.com) that deals strictly with Hampton Bay ceiling fans & parts. They are the Home Depot distributor for Hampton Bay ceiling fans. Their number is 1-800-330-3267. There is also a 1-877-527-0313 number for Hampton Bay products other than ceiling fans...
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You need to remove the entire light kit first by removing the 3 screws around the housing, one completely and just loosen 2 of them, turn slightly counter clockwise and pull down to release, depress wire harness clamp and pull apart, now you can work on the fixture.
You need these parts: - Low profile GU24 socket (Maxlite MLGSIIB) - GU24 CFL bulb (Progress Lighting MLS13GUSWW6) - Threaded pipe fitting, nut, washer - 2 wire nuts
Here is how to fix it for a few bucks. You need a low-profile GU24 socket (Maxlite MLGSIIB), which is readily available in large mail order channels. You also need a GU24 compact fluorescent bulb (Progress Lighting MLS13GUSWW6) that is available through Home Depot mail order or other internet retailers. To my knowledge, these are the only parts that fit into the low-profile glass. You'll also need a threaded pipe fitting and a proper size nut for attaching the GU24 base to the holder, both readily available at the ceiling fan section in HD. You'll also need a washer underneath the nut to hold the socket in place. Put your MacGyver skills to work. To change the parts, uninstall the light fixture by unscrewing the glass, then removing three screws that hold the LED plate in place. Disconnect the LED wire connection and a larger white connection behind it. Then remove three more screws that holds the rest of the light fixture up and remove it from the fan. Once on the desk, remove the back plate wire cover (3 screws) so you have access to the wires. Unscrew and remove the rectangular box (120v-12v converter), you won't be needing it any longer. Cut the black and white wires close to the module - you'll be attaching the GU24 socket wires to those wires. Remove the LED circuit board from the plate by pinching the plastic standoffs and then pulling them out. Install the GU socket to the larger hole at the center of the plate using a pipe fitting, washer and a nut. Notice that it fits perfectly - it was probably originally designed to use this socket! You may need a washer that is the appropriate size to hold the socket in place. I also used a piece of bent paperclip underneath the washer to hold everything tight. Remove the white thermal sleeve from the LED module wiring and insert it over the GU24 socket wires just like it was with the LED wire. This is to prevent heat damage to the wires when they touch the metal edges. Using smaller wire nuts, connect the black and white wires to the wires you cut off earlier when removing the 12v module. Put everything back together, install the light bulb, and enjoy a much brighter light from this beautiful ceiling fan.
I tried turning my light fixture counter clockwise but that didn't work. I tried the screw driver technique as well, but that didn't work either. However, I applied pulled down the whole fixture with steady, even pressue on both sides and that did the trick. The fixture comes down a few inches while sliding on two wire guides on either side.
The glass dome is tightened firmly in the factory, so removal is difficult. When removal is attempted to, the metal housing to which the dome is attached will spin with it, making removal impossible. To see what I'm talking about, look in the small space between the dome and the bottom of the blade housing - it looks like a metal flange, but this is only the bottom of the reflective metal canister that holds the light. Note that there are 4 "dimples" around the circumference of this housing, facing inward. These dimples are what hold the glass dome in place. The trick is to use a rigid piece of wood or metal about the size of a 12" ruler and place the corner of that ruler in one of those dimples - FIRMLY. Then, a second person can get some leverage on the glass dome and "unscrew" it from the housing (counter-clockwise). The purpose of holding the ruler-sized material against the dimple is to keep the housing from spinning with the dome. This is easier said than done, but it will work.
You may have shorted out the light kit. Did you remove the other bulbs and put in new ones? They may have all blown when you heard the noise. Try that first, and if it still doesn't work, you may have to buy a new light kit. They are not expensive, and you can buy one without the glass bulb holders or cans, whatever you have. Then you can still use yours after you install the new light kit. Good luck!
If yours is the same as the model 04890 that I looked up on the net, you will unscrew the center nut of the light fixture being carefull to not let the fixture drop to the floor. Once you have the center piece off you will be able to unscrew the bulbs and install new ones. Be carefull and be sure power is off before you do this.
Did your fan come with some little round things with three silver metal pieces on them? With some of these fans, you have to hold the glass shades in place, then place one of these round things (sorry, I don't know what they're called) over the bulb holder inside, and screw them down until they're tight against the shade. Or you may have the kind of light kit where there are three screws on the end of the arms where the glass shades go. Just unscrew these a little bit more so your glass can fit, then retighten each one. This is what holds the glass shades in place. Good luck!