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I have a window fan with two fans in it & I cannot get the cover or back off so I can clean it. I* have taken all the screws out that I can get to , but there are two clamps that I can't get off, I'm not sure why the clamps are there but they are on the side with the accordian extention. Please tell me how to get it apart - after 2 years it is really filthy!! Thank you, Janet

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  • janet723 Aug 31, 2010

    the solution "Guru" gave was useless, I have already done that, I want to clean the fan blades & INSIDE the casing.

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Remove all the screws, pry clips off that hold on the extensions, than fan will pull apart. The clips must be pried off. They will not break. Then remove screws holding in the fans and remove them as well. Fairly simple process.

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Hi Janet,
I feel you pain and I tried to do the same thing once...now I have taken many things apart and these things frustrated me to no end....
What I eneded up doing was to very carefully spray everything down with a soapy water solution from a spray bottle....letting it soak a bit and then taking the sprayer from the sink and rinsing eveerything off being careful not to get the water in the fan motors...
While this give not give me quite as good a cleaning job as I would have liked it did help out alot...and seems to be the best I could do without breaking things....
Seems as though they really don't expect them to last long enough as to have to clean them...:-)

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