Question about Minka Concept II Flush 44 Ceiling Fan by Aire
We have the minka aire concept II ceiling fan with light kit and want to replace the bulb. How do we do it?
we have a minka aire ceiling fan with halogen light and need to replace the bulb. How do we do it?
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.
Posted on Jan 23, 2011
My glass broke in my hand and I now need stitches. This fan sucks!!!
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
I found the best way to change the bulb was to remove the whole light kit by removing the 3 screws located on the vertical collar attaching the light to the fan (with the switch on it). Then detatch the wires, by unplugging the white molex wire connectors. Once its off, you can get decent grip on the glass and turn counter clockwise.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
This is for changing the bulb after the fan/light have been running for a long while and the bulb has burned out. I am not very strong and had real trouble replacing the bulb the first time it happened. I had to get help from a neighbor. I did it myself this time. The secret is to: 1) wear sticky gloves (rubber or clean gardening); and 2) push up at the center of the light cover. The light is attached to a housing in the center of the fan. This is not attached to the part of the fan that spins. So if the blades spin a little it doesn't make a difference. You may have to try it a couple of times before it comes loose. Try to put the light back on as tightly as possible. My electrician told me that if it isn't on tight, it can come off when the fan shakes it loose.
Posted on Oct 24, 2012
Look with the fan mounted on the ceiling, you just have to lightly press upward on the glass then turn counter clockwise. It comes off very easily. Do NOT touch the new bulb with your bare fingers, the oil from your hands will drastically reduce he bulb life. Put on the supplied cotton gloves, or put your hand in an cotton sock, or rubber gloves before touching the bulb. The bulb just screws in and locks in place. DO NOT touch the bulb without letting it cool off they get VERY HOT and will burn you.
Posted on Aug 09, 2012
Easiest way to change bulb. If possible, remove fixture from ceiling, then temporarily mount fixture face up on a sturdy and turn glass counter clockwise.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
I have the whole fixture off the ceiling and turned upside down in the sink. With one person keeping the flange around the glass cover in place I still can not turn the cover. This is a very bad design.
Finally we took the top pieces off so we could insert a screw driver into a slot to hold the flange in place. Using rubber gloves to get a good grip I used quite a bit of my strength to twist the glass off. Wow.
Posted on Dec 02, 2013
As others, I found that the flange holding the glass turned with the glass itself. I tried putting the corner of a paint stir stick in the dimples as suggested, while my wife turned the glass, but couldn't get enough traction on the stick.
However, in the slot ABOVE the fan blades, if you shine a light in there, you will see that it also rotates as you twist the glass. I was able to slide the stick in there between the fan motor shaft and a screw that was sticking up. Then, I grabbed the glass, put my head on the left side of a fan blade to keep the fan from turning, and was able to twist the glass off. What a crummy design!
Posted on Aug 10, 2013
Reading all these tales of woe prompted me to go right to one of my numerous Concept II fans and remove the cover. It no more than 10 seconds, no gloves, no wooden sticks, no second person.
I just pressed gently up on the center of the glass and turned it counter-clockwise. Voila.
Posted on Apr 21, 2015
I put a shopping bag over the fan and used a screwdriver handle. To break the glass. New bulb is much brighter without the glass shade but now I need new shade or new fixture. It won't be a minka which is a stinka.
Posted on May 11, 2014
We had 4 of these fans "professionally" installed and seems the installer overtightened the globe on two of them. I removed the ceiling fan and held it down on my work bench by placing a screw driver through the mounting bracket hole in the top of the pole then using 2 clamps kept it from moving. A couple taps with a rubber mallet on the globe then used a lot of twisting wearing rubber garden gloves. BTW...I don't know why the website insists on uploading the picture upside down.
Posted on Jun 30, 2017
I think I know why some of you took only 5 seconds to remove the shade and even gloated at the person who took 10 seconds: its the size of your palms. Me, I've got tiny palms. Also, like another person, I broke a shade trying to put it back on. So, I finally screwed up my courage after climbing up and down the ladder to reread these posts. I spread my hand as much as I could and finally got that....off. Please do not mock the small of palm.
Posted on Jun 03, 2017
Thanks guys all your tips helped.. the only way i could unscrew the dome was using a pair of gloves and it took a few tries before i gould get the dome open.. only to find they had a special bulb... do they have an equivalent of this in LED
Posted on Nov 12, 2015
Turn the light plate counter-clockwise...hard! :-)
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
Turn the light plate counter-clockwise...hard! :-)
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
I TOOK MY WHOLE FAN OFF THE CEILING HAHAH WHOOPS NEXT TIME I WILLL GOOGLE BEFORE I HIT THE TANQUERAY AN TRY TO FIX MY LIGHT BULB HAHAHAAA
Posted on May 23, 2008
I found that the minka website has the installation manuals online.
www.minkagroup.net/http://www.minkagroup.net/minkaairemanuals.asp The glass cover on a Concept I fans turns counterclockwise. I had to use rubber gloves to get a good grip on the light cover.
Posted on May 03, 2008
OKAY Listen up .... I am not handy at ALL I looked at this damn light and tried to get the glass off for a week Then I read all these instructions posted. I walked back in ready to tackle this sucker. I literally had it off in 3 seconds. No equipment is needed! Push up with your entire hand "palming" the glass and turn counter clockwise. No need for rulers, removing the fan from the ceiling (seriously?) two people, etc. I did this myself ....
Posted on Jan 31, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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