Crooked hanging light

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How do I straighten out this hanging light fixture? When I purchased the house this fixture was already in place. I tried turning it I tried removing the glass and putting it back on nothing seems to work. it's not severely crooked but it's crooked enough where it's driving me crazy

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  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on May 13, 2020

    Can you bend the rod part to straighten it? I think that's where the problem is. :)

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    • Cb Cb on May 13, 2020

      The rod is secured by the nut at the bottom, so it does not bend

  • Betsy Betsy on May 13, 2020

    Hi Cb: I've had this problem myself. Drove me batty :) Sometimes it's a simple fix. Loosen the bottom by unscrewing that knob on the bottom and slide the glass to the position you want it to be. Then, re-tighten, but not too tight, you don't want to crack the glass. There might be a piece of felt under the large cone between the glass and cone, at least, there should be. I think this will fix your problem. Good luck.

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    • Betsy Betsy on May 14, 2020

      Geeze Louise! This would drive me nuts, too. But, instead of removing the glass completely, just loosen the nut and you should be able to shift the glass a bit to straighten it out, maybe just enough. Or, try turning it in the holder, that may work. It seems that the glass part is the problem, so maybe if nothing else works, you can get another glass globe. It's very pretty :) Good luck

  • Janice Janice on May 13, 2020

    if the base is not level when attached, tht needs to be fixed....maybe by simply tightening the screws more to make the base level, but if the rod is the problem, that needs to be straightened if possible.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 13, 2020

    Hello there,

    Is the ceiling level - try using a spirit level on it. Could be you would need to compensate one side a bit. Hope that helps a bit!

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    • Cb Cb on May 13, 2020

      Ok I just checked the ceiling level with my spirit level and all is well. When i removed the glass from the fixture, its straight

  • Beth Beth on May 13, 2020

    Like someone else said, it looks like the little pewter-colored end cap might need to be adjusted. If it's not the felt spacer in there causing a problem, I'd add a little something to tilt the glass toward the other side--a little tape or something like that.

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    • Beth Beth on May 13, 2020

      That's strange--I thought it would come apart completely and there would be a felt washer in there that was crooked. Let us know if trying to wedge something in there works!

  • Cb Cb on May 13, 2020

    I'm going to try all of these suggestions that you all are commenting with

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 13, 2020

    Hello. I’m wondering if adding another piece of chain link might help it hang more freely and straight.

    Additionally-The electrical wire and the links are usually woven together e to be discreet placement for the electricity line to be threaded. Perhaps either the chain link or the electrical line has too much tension on it causing it to not hang level.

    Maybe trying to gently wiggle the rod and wired chain to see if they can loosened into a more natural dependent level positioning?

    I hope you find the perfect solution.

    • Cb Cb on May 13, 2020

      It's not o a chain link at all. I tried pushing the electrical wires back up oin the hole becaus i previously puled them down when messing with this thing. Whe the glass is off, the fixture is straight

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 13, 2020

    You might try adding a wash to one side or some other type of spacer. It is most likely because settling has caused it to no longer be perfectly level, which is common.

  • Cb Cb on May 13, 2020

    There are two plastic clear washers, they may not be in the correct places though

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 13, 2020

    Hello again,

    In that case try the spirit level on the glass shade. Maybe that needs a small wedge to level it.........Let's hope so.

  • William William on May 13, 2020

    The weight of the glass and the bottom cone may be the problem. The cone may be just enough off balance. Hold the rod with one hand and gently push against the glass away from the direction of the lean with the other hand. Try to center the glass opening to the rod. Step back a few times to see how it looks

    • Cb Cb on May 13, 2020

      That's EXACTLY the problem and I did exactly like you suggested before I even saw your comment

      She's straight now


  • William William on May 13, 2020

    Perfect. Simple solution 😊