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Some of them are not meant to be seperated, if it is, then it should have 2 slots opposite of eachother in the back of the blade where the plastic fan meets the steel rotating bar, or it could just be pressed on and you would have to pull it off with as much equal force all around the circumference of the back of the fan's main part, the entire round part, either way you need at least 3 hands to do the job, so have someone help you or just clean it as good as you can as it is, I don't think it really needs to be that clean aye'? LoL
Flip open the latches around the cage to open that part up. Once open, turn the knob in the middle of the blade to the right. Normally iyou turn it left, but on this ne you turn right. That enables yo to remove the blade. Behind the blade is a rather large plastic nut, which you turn to remove and that takes the back part of the screen off. Use your vacuum to vacuum out the dust from the motor, the cages, and the fan blade. After that use a mild soap and water solution to wipe off the rest. I found it very helpful if you use a thick wet hand towel to clean the wire cage. It cleans it very well! Then just put it all back together again and your fan will look brand new.
Open the grills and use a long stem tipped with cloth dipped in kerosene to lightly clean the dust. Then use a similar arrangement of dry cloth wound on it to wipe clean the moist dirt. Repeat the process and you will have a clean blade. Use a jet air blower to assist you , use face mask and do it out in the open.
If this one is like mine (and it looks just like it except my Lasko doesn't have the wood grain on the front) there is no filter inside. It is just a fan inside a plastic case.
If you want to clean it, you can try blowing it out with compressed air if you have a powerful enough compressor. If you really want to clean it, you will have to take it apart and that isn't as simple as it sounds if your unit is just like mine.
There are a bunch of screws on the back, which isn't too bad except one of them is a triangle headed "security screw" that is probably there to keep you from taking it apart. I looked at several stores and couldn't find a screwdriver to fit the stupid thing. So what I did was that I took out the rest of the screws, pried the case open as far as I could with my hands and cut the support that the last screw was attached to from inside with a strong pair of wire cutters.
I figured that when I put it back together, I wouldn't miss that one screw and I wouldn't want to deal with a triangle head screw every time I took it apart in the future anyway.
Once the case is apart, I found the best way to clean the blades is to remove the whole blade assembly and just wash the thing out in the tub and let it dry thoroughly before putting it back in. There's a metal brace (Held on by two screws) at the top the top spindle goes into and there's a single screw on the shaft of the motor that hold the bottom spindle in. It probably sounds more complicated than it is. It's pretty simple when you see it.
If you put it back together right, you almost can't do anything wrong. You might want to take a damp cloth and wipe down the interior of the case and the shrouds that surround the blades as well. If you've had it a while, they'll be dirty. You'll see/feel the dirt wherever it is. This thing is a pretty simple machine and is easy to clean once you figure it out. I put a few drops of oil on the top spindle when I put mine back together.
well! no brand and model,anyway the guard fan has a quick clip lockaround the fan blade,be sure to unplug your electric fan before doing this, unlock clip lock then the fan has a quick handy lock knob at the center of the fan observed loosening knob there is direction arrow in loosening this if i'm wrong going counter clockwise,or take the direction indicated marked on top of knob.
pull out the blade and have it clean if this is a plastic or aluminum clean it with water and spounge/cleanser,avoid to distorsion on fan blade if happen this will wiggle when run again be carefull and on the second guard fan still connected to your electric fan,there is plastic lock nut release and pull out the 2nd fan guard,try to clean this with water and cleanser,the motor assembly with control and stand just wipe it out ,don't try to get wet specially the motor,let all dried up before reassemble.reverse the process to eassembly
remove all screws from the back and then slowly pry off from the back its click on there are latches that secures the backing, also remove the screws that holds the controls.
slowly pry open the case, i did mine in the middle and work my way around the unit, but it a bit tricky..
the best way to clean the device is to use a air compressor, strong air blowing inside while holding the blade with a screw driver. and even using a paint brush with long bristle, while blowing, this way you dont have to take the device apart.