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Of course there is no wall switch; if there were, I would have already turned it off. I'm only five feet tall, so will be on a tall ladder while I'm trying to manage the ball from the chain and needle-nose pliers at the same time. The entire chain came off--there is no part of it sticking out from the side of the fan where the chain was. Also, I'm afraid to get my hands caught in the fan blades that are going around.
I don't know what you mean by the "light kit housing." There are four separate lights on the sides of the fan, and the fan has been in place for 23 years. My husband originally installed the fan, but he passed away last month. Now I'm on a tight budget, so am trying to fix it myself. Is there anything else you could suggest for me to do? Thanks for your help.
Thanks. I'll have to do it in two stages. One to take it apart, then go to the hardware store and find the part--probably Home Depot, which is 15 miles away. Then reinstall it later, hoping I can turn the breaker back on and get all my electricity running again.