Old kitchen light refusing to be removed!

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Christine Anley, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Christine Anley

    Christine Anley New Member

    Desperate novice needing advice on how to remove this kitchen light fitting.

    It twists and turns, but I can't see how it comes apart. I saw a youtube guide that suggest the centre circle covers a bolt/screw that will undo.

    However, this appears to be part of the moulded part of the plastic and doesn't come out of the centre.

    Other than taking a hammer to it - I am at a loss as to how to get it off the ceiling and replace it with something a little prettier.

    Thank you in advance

    Christine kitchen light.jpg
     
  2. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    Pop the centre plug out and you will find a screw. Switch off the power and undo it.
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    NOTE: Take a picture of the electrical connections before you remove it.
     
  3. BriB

    BriB Member

    The screw cover cap in the centre of the base plate needs removing - it should just flick out.
     
  4. Christine Anley

    Christine Anley New Member

    I Comlec - it doesn't seem to want to come out - like it's part of the moulded plastic of the rest of the fitting

    I shall give it another go and advise/

    Thanks
     
  5. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    Use a stanley blade to try to prise it out.
     
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  6. Christine Anley

    Christine Anley New Member

    You’re a genius! Took me 10 minutes to get it moving but it did eventually move.
    Thank you for your help
     
  7. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Now you can throw it away b
     
    Astramax likes this.
  8. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    Thank you, but do not confuse genius with just plain old experience.
     
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