Taking-down-a-ceiling-fan, assess whether you have a ball-in-socket style ceiling fan, also known as a down-rod mounted ceiling fan. these type of fans are distinctive in that the body of the fan hangs a bit away from the ceiling on a pole. the pole connects at the ceiling at a canopy, which is just a small metal enclosure that covers the mounting bracket and wires for the fan.. Removing a ball and socket ceiling fan turn off the electrical power at the electrical panel. using the step ladder, remove the metal canopy covering the mounting bracket. unscrew the screws to remove this, and keep in mind you may need to use a short screwdriver to reach all the screws., step 1 – turn of the power that supplies your ceiling fan. step 2 – loosen the screws on the globes and remove the globes and light bulbs and set them aside. step 3 – if the fan has a lighting kit, remove it by first unscrewing the screws of the top section of the lighting kit. this will allow you to slip both parts of the kit off together..

Ceiling fans are awkward to handle with the blades installed. the blades should have screws or bolts on the top side of the blade that goes down into a metal bracket that is attached to the fan motor. each blade will have three or four screws that hold it in place. remove the blades one at a time., flip off the circuit breaker that controls the ceiling fan. mount a ladder under the fan. confirm that no electricity is entering the device with a non-contact circuit tester held near the motor,....

Remove the canopy trim ring that covers the top part of the canopy on the hunter ceiling fan by squeezing the ring with two fingers and firmly pulling downward along various points until the ring pops off. many models use two canopy trim rings; both may be removed this way. step 5