Sadly, I am having a problem removing a Hampton Bay ceiling fan.
Believe it or not, I can't determine how to take the "main" piece down
from the ceiling. I've removed as many pieces as I can see, and still
the motor remains attached. I do see 4 screws attached to the portion
that turns, but I can't see how that will allow the entire structure to
I looked online for a Hampton Bay manual with no luck. There are no
screws on the outer portion of the fan that would, seemingly, connect
it to the ceiling/mounting piece.
Any ideas? I know this is awful but I could use any help.
Have you removed the canopy from the ceiling to expose the ceiling
box? Fans are mounted with hooks or swivel brackets.
Lift the fan out of the bracket.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
If it's like mine, there is a trim ring right at the ceiling that you
rotate a bit (CCW) and then slide down. This exposes 4 screws that
mount the metal canopy to the fan mounting bracket. Take out the four
screws and slide the canopy down. Now you will see the ball end of
the fan down rod and the electrical connections. Shut off the power at
the breaker (should have said this first!), disconnect the wires, and
lift the fan up and slide the ball end out the side. You're done.
replying to Shaggy, Lisa Wallace wrote:
i needed leverage to remove the flush mount canopy on a Hampton Bay Hawkins
ceiling fan. I attached 2 small C clamps on the lip on opposite sides of the
canopy (not centered since the motor is still hanging in the way). Then I ran a
bar from a long bar clamp through the small clamps. I was able to hold each end
of the bar and put more strength into the counter clockwise turn to loosen the
canopy from its 4 mounting studs.
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