Changing a light bulb on a Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan (or any ceiling fan) should be straight forward – right? It should be a relatively easy thing to do. However, the truth of the matter is that this is not always easy, and thus we have many site visitors who are often looking for this simple answer, how to change a burnt out light bulb. Well, you’re in luck because in this article, we’re going to explain how this works. As always, we have some videos as well that should assist in this regard. Videos are generally easy to follow as well, and can be easier to understand, in terms of watching someone else perform the replacement of the bulb, and then being able to change out the bulb yourself much more efficiently and confidently.
How to change a bulb on a Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan
First of all, we assume that you are certain that this is a problem with the bulb. One day the bulb is working, the next you go to turn it on and hear a sound or noise (if you’ve ever heard this sound before you know it’s from when a bulb just goes). It’s a unique sound that sounds like a psssht. You may or may not have heard the sound, but have every reason to believe it’s the bulb. In terms of changing the bulb, here’s a step by step on how to make this happen:
- Turn off the ceiling fan and the light. Make sure it’s turned off at the breaker as opposed to just the switch, to be safe.
- Find a step ladder and position it underneath the ceiling fan. There are some of us who are super duper tall, so if you don’t need a ladder at all – that’s awesome! However, most of us will require the ladder.
- Taking a look at the globe or shade, you’ll have one of these that attach to the ceiling fan light kit. They typically look like the below:
4. Where the globe or shade attaches to your Harbor Breeze fan, there are generally two screws. It is possible you could have more then two screws, but the general rule of thumb is there are two.
5. Now comes the tricky part – trying to remove your globe or shade, without having it fall down and smash on the floor. Once that happens, the globe has to be replaced, and this starts off a long, potentially painful journey of trying to find a replacement Harbor Breeze globe. So don’t do that! You’ll need to hold the globe with one hand, while you unscrew it with the other hand.
If you have a friend or family member who can help, that is always – well, helpful. This will make it less of a challenge, as most of the time, what you really need is an extra set of hands when unscrewing the globe so it does not fall down on the floor and smash.
It is also possible that the shade or globe may not require unscrewing with a screwdriver, and simply turning the screws or fasteners by hand will do the trick. Ultimately, it depends on the model of fan that you have.