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I am trying to clean my light-vent-heater in my bathroom ceiling. The manual said to take out the blower assembly and heater assembly to clean with vacuum but it did not show how. I am hoping someone can help me for it is making noise when I turn on the vent to air but works just fine when I turn on the heat. Any suggestions?

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