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I have a Hunter fan with a bowl type light fixture. The chain that controls the fan goes through two holes, one through the metal disc that the bowl sits against, and the other through a hole in the cap next to the finial. The problem is, the chain is always sticking because of the angle it has to take--even when I line it up as straight as possible. Any suggestions?

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

Either you take a glass drill and make the hole a little larger, or just to put a bevel on the holes, or take a candle/wax and rub on the chain, where it it goes thru the hole. last but not least, you can try to convert to a string,instead of a chain.

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