Changing a lightbulb, easy - not

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Old 12-04-09, 06:18 PM
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Changing a lightbulb, easy - not

I'm in a similar pickle to this person:

http://forum.doityourself.com/lighti...-required.html

It looks a lot like that one. My model is SMC (or Shell) OJ44V.

but mine is wierder. Here is what I get when I unscrew the bottom:
They made it even harder to get to the bulb.

Note the little dent right above my hand. There are 3 of them and I'm thinking those might somehow be holding the glass part in place, but I'm hoping someone here can tell me for sure before I go jabbing a flat bladed screwdriver around glass. (I probed gently but could not easily pry it off.) Anyone have this fan? Any suggestions?
 
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Old 12-04-09, 06:38 PM
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Reinstall the part you took off. Lift gently on the glass shade while twisting, probably to the left. The shade should drop down.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply, but it doesn't do anything like lifting. I can shift it a millimeter or two upwards awith the screwdriver, but it's impossible to get enough of a grip on it to do any turning. I'm scared I will break the glass if I grab it any tighter. Who the heck designs these things -- the Spanish Inquisition?

I think I'm just gonna go to the lighting store to replace the entire thing. It came with the house, and frankly I think it looks like a piece of junk, anyway.
 
 

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