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How do you remove the cage for a westinghouse fan model Y-4692

I need to get the cage off to clean fan. I have no clue any one that can offer help. Also how do you get to the motor?

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SOURCE: Vintage Oscillating Electric Table Fan ~ Repair & Service

go to this link, hope you might find something useful.
http://www.hudsonscustommachining.com/FAQs.doc
or you can go to this URL http://www.vintagefans.com/contact.htm and post your question there.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't seem to remove the exhaust fan - I don't see any screws?

on most of these units, there are tabs that hold one side in place and across from them is a detent that needs to be physically moved out of the way for the motor to swing down (uses the tabs as hinges), once the motor mounting plate swings down the tabs will slide out of the slots and the motor is out of the unit.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: We have an old Westinghouse

There are many sources for antique fans and their parts. I cannot list them all, but here are a few:


http://www.afcaforum.com/

http://www.fanmanusa.com/

http://www.hudsonscustommachining.com/

http://www.vintagefans.com/index.htm

http://www.fanaffairantiquefans.com/

http://www.fancollectors.org/

http://www.collectibledetective.com/s/370/antique-fan.html

Good luck from Detroit, MI.

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You didn't state which version you have, Slimline, Mid-Tower, or Desktop.

I'll give you the link to the Dell Dimension E310 Service Manual, and we'll go from there,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm

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Unplug all cables connected to the computer. If you are not 100 percent sure where they plug into, now is the time to make yourself a chart, and add notes.

Work on a table, open the computer case.

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Tilt it out, lift it up to remove. Or on the Service Manual main page, scroll down to Removing the Computer Cover, and left-click on it)

With the computer cover open TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case, to relieve your body of Static electricity.
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On this page scroll down the left column, and left-click on - Floppy Drive

B) Removing the Processor Heatsink Assembly:

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(You may have to remove the Power Supply, to access the top screw of the Heatsink cage, or use an Offset screwdriver)

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In Removing and Installing Parts, left-click on Removing the Processor, for illustrations. (Or scroll down the page to this heading)

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With a little more detail on how to clean the 84001. There are 2 screws at the top of the unit on the back side and 1 on the bottom with a small removable cover. Remove those screws and the cover can be removed.
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