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Fan instructions to disassemble unit to allow changing upper globe bulbs

Need to change bulbs in the upper globe of our unit as well as cleaning. Have misplaced any instructions we got with the unit during moving. The unit is about 12 years old. Are there instructions you could email to us?

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Should be a set of screws around the outer edge, loosen while holding the globe, some globes if there are no screws twist off, be very careful.

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  • conservator Dec 23, 2010

    My unit has no screws, and the globe portion will simply twist, but not come out. I have tried pressing upward carefully while twisting counter clockwise. There is no way to pull down as the set up does not leave any finger room for this. I am getting frustrated enough hat I simply want to break it and replace it.

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