How to Replace a Ceiling Fan Glass Dome for a Brighter, More Stylish Look
Replacing a ceiling fan glass dome is not complicated, but it can be a daunting task if the wrong material or size is used for the replacement. If only the glass dome is broken or missing, first contact the manufacturer of the fan to see if they sell a replacement dome. If they do, this will be the easiest way to replace the dome. If the manufacturer no longer sells the glass dome for your ceiling fan, then you will need to buy a ceiling fan light kit with a new glass dome. Home improvement stores sell ceiling fan light kits that can be used for various sized ceiling fans. Before you visit the store, measure the width of the lighting kit base that is attached to the ceiling fan and take this measurement with you when you shop.
If you need to replace the entire ceiling fan light kit, begin by turning off the circuit breaker that provides currency to the fan. Use the switch or chain that turns the ceiling fan on and off to make sure the power is off. Then, remove the three or four screws that secure the lighting kit to the ceiling fan base. Once the lighting kit is removed, take note of the wire connections and disconnect them using wire nuts. Then, connect black to black and white to white of the new light kit to the ceiling fan. Push the wires back into the wire housing and line up the screw holes and tighten the screws to secure the new light kit to the ceiling fan.
Finally, install the appropriate number of light bulbs in your new ceiling fan light kit and place the glass dome on. First, loosen the three set screws on the lip of the glass dome retainer ring. Carefully insert the lip of the glass dome into the retainer ring so that it is flush and level. Slowly, tighten the screws to secure the dome in place. Adjust the screws until the dome is balanced and secure.
Replacing a ceiling fan glass dome is not as complicated as it may seem. With the appropriate measurements and materials, you can quickly and safely enjoy your newly installed fan in no time. Just remember to always turn off the power and make sure the fan is disconnected before beginning any repairs or replacements.