How to Replace a Hampton Bay Windward II Glass Shade

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When the glass shade on a ceiling fan becomes yellowed or develops a crack, it is possible to replace it with a new one. The Hampton Bay Windward II is part of the house brand line of ceiling fans for Home Depot. The Windward II uses a glass shade that threads into the fixture creating a crisp look without visible screws. Replacement glass shades are available at Home Depot and Hampton Bay, although shades from similar brands will match the fixture. Replacing a Hampton Bay Windward II glass shade does require some precautions to prevent injury if the old shade is damaged.

Things You'll Need

  • Step stool
  • Leather gloves
  • Eye goggles
  • Turn off the power to the Hampton Bay Windward II fan. Allow time for the blades to stop rotating before removing the glass shade.

  • Position a step stool under the ceiling fan. If the existing shade is cracked, put on a pair of leather gloves and eye goggles to protect your hands and eyes.

  • Push up on the center of the glass shade slightly, and turn the shade counterclockwise. The shade unscrews from the Hampton Bay fixture with only two revolutions.

  • Take the glass shade to the store to match the inside circumference with a new shade. The glass shades for ceiling fans are in the same section as the lighting fixtures.

  • Line up the notches on the new glass shade with the ridge on the inside of the fixture. Push the glass shade into the fixture and twist it clockwise until it is hand-tight. Turn the power back on to the Hampton Bay Windward II fan.

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