Hampton Bay Glass Globe is stuck

Trying to remove your Hampton Bay glass globe? It’s not easy to remove sometimes. Glass globes or shades can become stuck on a fan after many years of usage, and those darn things just won’t budge! So what do you do when this happens, you ask? Great question. We’ll help you to answer that question here. Here’s some step by step. Ensure you’ve tried all of these things first. If this still does not work, keep reading to see if we can help to get that globe or shade removed. Once that’s off, it should be relatively straight forward to change the bulb.

Hampton Bay Clear Glass Globe
Hampton Bay Clear Glass Globe
  1. Make sure you’ve removed all the screws holding the globe or shade in place.
  2. Try gently turning counter clockwise and/or clockwise to see if there is any leeway or looseness when you do so. Be gentle, pulling too hard means that you could snap the connection and then it’ll never go back on again.
  3. Pulling straight down may also work. Have you ever been able to remove the globe before, and know which way it turns? If so, turn it the way you know of. If you’ve never removed the globe before, and turning it clockwise and counter clockwise does not work, then pulling straight down might be another thing to try.

If none of this works and the globe just won’t budge at all, then spraying WD 40 might help. Don’t spray it on the globe, but only in the small area where there are screw holes or where it might help to get the fixture turning. Don’t spray wires, or into spaces that could heat up.

This video shows what a usual light fixture looks like, from the perspective of the screws that are attached to the fixture and how to remove them. Many light fixtures are typical in this respect, and thus removing the screws from one fixture is very common from one fixture to the next.