I purchased a Tower Fan (model 07586) yesterday, and someone had removed the screws to attach the base to the fan. I want to pick up a couple at a hardware store. The manual refers to the screws as "M5x12". Are the screws machine thred or self tapping? What is the size? (is the M5x12 a number 5, half inch?) Any help is appreciated.
I have an Aloahbreeze Tower Fan. The remote control does not work,I put new batteries in and it still does not work. I am disabled and need the remote. It was a gift, as I have no income, so I cannot buy a new Tower Fa. Thank you, Sheila Pike Model No. 84001(FZ25-)
The M5 indicate it is a metric size and the 12 is the length. I had the same problem when I unpacked my fan and was able to buy two M5-16 screws from my local hardware stoe for 45 cents a piece. In case your asked, they have an 80 pitch.
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You will need a phillips screwdriver (preferably 2 different sizes - some of the screws are tiny), q-tips and a can of wd-40. On the back of the brookstone (the darker gray side) you will find 4 screws inside of 4 channels. Take these out. Put the fan on its head. pry off the 5 rubber bases and set aside carefully so as they won't lose their stickiness. You will see 5 screws beneath these. Remove them and then remove the bottom plate. Now remove the 2 screws and washers, noting that the rounded side of the washer was facing you. Now pivot the base so that the 4 holes on the outer part of the base line up with the 4 screwsheads that are screwed into the tower. Take these out. The 2 gray tower pieces should now separate easily. set the fan on a newspaper and blow away as much of the surface dust as your can. Now use your wd-40 (with a straw nozzle attached) and spray into the motor area where the actual fan turns. Also spray, from the top down, along the metal rod that connects the fan to the motor. Now use the q tips, dipped into warm water, to clean the dust from the fan "blades" and to clean any other nooks and crannies you can see. Lube the motor up one more time, put the machine back together and leave to dry out overnight. Will work like a charm afterwards.
when you take all the screws out slide the back down. there is a screw at the bottom holding it from slideing the 9th screw so to speak. you have to take out the u shaped pin on the rod once that u shaped pin is out thats where you will find all the screws to the bracket holding the moter in place take all those out too. it seems like alot but it is really not.
first you have to remove the two plugs on top behind the buttons remove the two screws next you have to remove the base stand and their is one screw you have to remove then you can remove the front cover and you can get to the motor and fan.
cleaning the tower fan consists of this, i took the time to figure it out! unscrew top two screws on back of tower fan. then on bottom of tower fan is a screw cover,(pin size hole in middle of circle) pull cover off. unscrew hidden screw, and now with a little force it should pop right off. it exposes the filter and all it interior. front screen does not come off. oh yeah,your welcome!
Question does the base underside have any removable screws that you can remove? If so, start from there. The top part of the fan should pop off with a screw driver. Exposing the screws securing the shell of the fan.