How to change a light bulb on a Monte Carlo fan

Recently a site visitor asked us the following question,

Dear Monte Carlo fans, I am trying to change the light bulb on my fan. The problem I am having is that the glass dome is not easily removed. How can I remove the glass dome and change the light bulb underneath?

Answer: Removing the glass globe can be difficult with bare hands, as the globe glass is smooth. If you're having trouble removing the glass globe, try using rubber gloves which will make it easier to grip the glass globe and remove it. Turn the globe clockwise until it pops off. If the glass does not remove easily, you can try an oil like WD40 to make it easier to remove. We highly recommend using gloves in that instance, because the glass will become even more difficult to grip and say it pops off unexpectedly while turning, it will fall down and smash on the floor.

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If you can get a family member or friend to help with this endeavor, it does make it a lot easier. They can hold onto the glass globe while you turn the globe. This way, you don't have to focus on keeping your hands on the globe. Your wife or husband would be a good candidate for this work!

Selecting an Energy Efficient Bulb Replacement

When picking a bulb to replace the existing bulb, be sure to consider the cost of energy and also the possibility of energy savings. Everyone would like to save some money here and there. So it's important to investigate and do some research; we do this all the time with consumer purchases. For example, you may consider LED light bulbs because they are energy efficient. They generally last longer and thus are less expensive to replace in the home. Having to replace them less often is of course appealing, as well.


3 thoughts on “How to change a light bulb on a Monte Carlo fan

  1. Jesus

    Hi .. Dear Montecarlo Fan
    I am looking a parts to Montecarlo fan .
    if here is possible let me know to send more details please .

    Thankds in advance

  2. Brian Bickerton

    I want to change the light bulb on my Monte Carlo 52" ceiling fan (Model # 5DS52WH-at least 20 years old). All the websites state to turn the globe counter-clockwise, or clockwise, and it will come off. The globe turns easily in both directions, but doesn't come off (I have turned it several rotations in each direction). Do these older fans have another method? Thanks

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