Removing ceiling fan (stuck)


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Old 08-07-20, 11:31 AM
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Unhappy Removing ceiling fan (stuck)

I'm trying to take down a ceiling fan so I can convert it to remote control. I've done several but this one I simply cannot get the top part disassembled.

There are no screws so I know it's a twist thing, but it's all slippy and I can't grip it by hand. I tried a strap wrench but that wont grip either as the shape is contoured.

I found the installation sheet online:
https://images.homedepot-static.com/...e791ca3b2b.pdf

The plastic disk at the base looks like it clips in, but it doesn't look like it will unclip without breaking.

I think the plastic ceiling rose is hindering the rotation.

Any tips?

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Old 08-07-20, 12:05 PM
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There are no screws so I know it's a twist thing, but it's all slippy and I can't grip it by hand. I tried a strap wrench but that wont grip either as the shape is contoured.
Rubber gloves should give you a grip. I use them for everything, kind of like duct tape.
 
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Old 08-07-20, 01:36 PM
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From what I can see from the install instructions you want to twist the round ring, not the contoured section. The part that touches the ceiling.
 
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Old 08-07-20, 10:04 PM
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You have an additional rosette on the ceiling that's not part of the fan.
Yes..... you want to turn the plastic ring slightly counterclockwise.
There are four screws behind it in sets of two. Each set has a screw in a hole and a screw in a j slot.
You remove the two screws that go into the holes and just loosen the screws in the j slot.

This video should help you..... Hampton Bay fan (go to 14:50)
 
 

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