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charliek7

03:13AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 03/03/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Good morning, gang: I'm having problems trying to remove the cover of the rectangular florescent light bulb fixture in our kitchen. It has a metal frame which encloses the plastic cover. I can't find how to remove either the plastic or the metal frame to get to the bulbs. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Charlie

Billhart

04:26AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
On those fixtures that have a flat "lense" and it is held by a lip on the frame, then typically you lift up the lense sligthly and side it sideways. Then you can tilt it and slide it out.

It might be lip portion just snaps in places and that you have to press around the sides just above the lip to release it. Just guessing.

charliek7

05:00AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 03/03/07
2 lifetime posts
Well, this plastic cover is about 2" deep and hangs about 1 1/2" below the frame. The plastic is pliable on the long side but can't be pulled out from the frame due to a lip on the short side which seems to hold it in. The frame is somehow attached to the body of the frame that holds the lights. I can't figure it out.

Thanks, Billhart, for the input.

DanO

05:21AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** this plastic cover is about 2" deep and hangs about 1 1/2" below the frame. The plastic is pliable **

On lights I've seen with a pliable cover, the long sides of the lens can be 'squished' together enough for it to clear the mounting flange on one of those sides, to remove it. Be careful not to crack it if it is brittle at all.

JMO

Dan O.
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