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I have C A 500 used just got how do i clean it its filthy

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Pre soaked blades scrubed with non abrasive pad
then put in dishwasher wash and dry perfect works great
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Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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    Bob Oppenheimer Jun 02, 2012

    I clean the collection panels with dish soap. Wet the collector down first to remove dust. What's left is oily. Put a few drops of dish detergent (Dawn or equivalent) on your fingers and smear over the metal panels. Rinse with warm water and thoroughly dry before putting back into service. For the body of the cleaner, I blow out with compressed air. A short bristle brush can be used on the vents but you have to be careful not to snage and break the electrode wires! There is also a small metal electrode front center at the bottom that should be cleaned if possible.

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Remove the four screws on the bottom stand followed by two screws on the bottom side of the unit. Then remove the tiny little screws up each side that hold the grill together (you will need a precision screwdriver).

Carefully pull apart- don't force it.

One half comes off (clean that half) in bathtub. The other half does not come off-vacuum that half out and use q-tips.

When re-assembling, watch for two things: First the wire cleaner (that slides) runs on a track on each half- pull it out a little to best allow for fitting. Second, there are little tabs at the top that fit under the control panel-watch for those.

email me at originalpairadice@yahoo.com if any problems.


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