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Ceiling fan - cleaning

Cleaning a ceiling fan can be messy!
Try this! Get old pillow case hold open and place over blade. Pull case back, applying pressure , draw case toward edge, with bag open any droppings of dust should be captured as well.

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how to disassemble lasko hassock floor fan


I'm assuming you want to open the fan up to give it a thorough cleaning. This is how I got one open. First things first, make sure it's unplugged. No need to risk zapping yourself of accidentally turning it on when your fingers are in range of the fan blade...

Turn the fan upside down. There are four very long Phillips screws concealed by long plastic sleeves that cover the shafts of the screws, with the ***** heads covered by the rubber feet at the bottom of the unit. Pop out the rubber feet, then loosen the screws (there will likely be an alarming snap when they break loose). The two-piece top of the unit will come loose. You can then remove the screws and the plastic sleeves that hide the screws.

Turn the unit right side up and remove the fan blade. The nut holding the blade on is reverse thread, so "lefty loosy, righty tighty" will not apply--turn the nut clockwise to loosen. Remove the nut and lock washer, then pull the blade from underneath the hub (it'll take a bit of force to pop it off.

The wire from the motor to the speed control switch connects the base to the cylindrical center portion of the unit. To separate the center portion from the base, pull the knob off of the shaft of the switch and remove the ***** holding it in place. The switch can then be disconnected from the center piece. I'd put the ***** back into the switch to keep it from disappearing.

The motor can be removed from the base by removing the three screws holding it to the base from underneath, but unless you're looking to replace the motor, you shouldn't need to do this.

Put it back together by reversing the disassembly process.

Jun 16, 2014 | Lasko 2152C Hassock Floor / Box Fan

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I have a frigidaire front load dryer that has the round frond door and control panel on the top frontof the cabinet. how do i open the case and replace the blower fan blades?


If the top LOOKS like it can open or come off, look all around for any screws that may hold it in place. Then, using a thin, flat, flexible putty knife find the catch release tabs, usually in front, one on each side about 3-4 inches in from right and left front corner. Press these in while applying some upward pressure, use a wooden paint stirrer to apply opening pressure without scratching the paint! If this does not work, DO NOT resort to the Milwaukee Sawzall with a metal blade! The metal shavings will get stuck in your clothing and be very uncomfortable. Good luck!

May 06, 2011 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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the ceiling fan do not occilate the light turn on but the other does not work propperly


mcdevito75 here, Both the fan and lights work off the wall switch, for the fan to work there is also a pull chain close to the ceiling on the fan shroud you have to pull that chain to get the fan going and 1--2 more times for various speeds. If by chance the fan is brand new, reove the blades and check for stops in the fan motor, right where the blades hook up, these are in place from the factory and have to be removed for the fan to work, they pull right out.

Jul 27, 2010 | Hunter 21871 56'' Ergonomic Brushed Nickel...

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removing ceiling fan blades


Wait? Why would you want to remove the blade? Are they broken? Is the fan unbalanced? Try cleaning the blade. If the fan still wobbles, try tightening the screws. If the fan still wobbles, Unscrew the blade and unconnect the blade from blade iron. Buy the new blade iron. If the blade is broken, Also buy the new blade.

Jun 13, 2008 | Angelo Brothers Westinghouse (r) Savona ES...

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ceiling fan


There's a rubber circle that is the damper between the blades and the motor shaft that rotates. The circle has spokes connecting the outer ring, which the blades screw into, to the inner ring which attaches to the shaft and holds it. If the spokes break you get the symptoms you describe, motor hums but no rotation, but blades can turn manually if you hand turn them them. If this is the case you need to remove and replace the blade mounting ring/damper. (About 25 bucks online)

Apr 27, 2006 | Hunter Sontera 52" Ceiling Fan with...

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