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Forum topic by JRsgarage posted 12-03-2017 05:11 PM 460 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2017 05:11 PM

hi all. i’m changing light bulbs in my house but can’t seem to remove this one particular dome cover. i have several others of same and they all easily slide off when the bottom is screwed off, but this one does not move. anyone experience same? i’m starting to think one of my past tenants glued it on. thanks

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#1 posted 12-04-2017 04:29 PM

Every light of that style that I have ever seen comes off by removing the bottom screw. Maybe you can try twisting the entire glass portion to see if that jars something loose.

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#2 posted 12-04-2017 04:48 PM

Sometimes Vise grips solve the problem, or a hammer?

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#3 posted 12-04-2017 04:55 PM

When you remove the nut, does the retaining ring come off or is that what is stuck? Could be that the edge of the ring is caught in a thread. Try turning it or simply trying to carefully pry it out of the thread.

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#4 posted 12-04-2017 06:06 PM

when i remove the screw the retainer ring just slides off. i have few others of same model and they all work fine. the glass dome does not twist or screw onto the main housing. i’ve tapped on it hoping to jar it loose but nothing. i’ve run a thin screw driver around where they make contact but no movement. i’m stumped…

at this point, i’m taping the dome up to lightly crack it off. thanks for the reply/suggestions

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#5 posted 12-04-2017 06:30 PM

Only thing I can think is some times folks put a small nut on the bottom of the glass and then cover it over with the round metal dome and the decorative nut
Other than that you might slide a piece of paper and slide all around the top to make sure its not sealed and stuck.
If not that break the glass and buy another lol

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