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Hi How do I take apart a Holmes HW1850, so I can clean the fan blades and fan chamber ?? Jeff

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I am assuming a lime buildup from evaporated water. Use vinegar or drip coffee maker cleaner.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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You CAN remove the grille.
Carefully insert a series of flat-head screwdrivers between the grill and the body a few inches apart, wedging the grill edge away from the body.
There are slits in the body (see photos) that will allow you to get under the grill edge and pry it right out when enough of it has been detached from the anchoring groove.
But be gentle while you're doing it.
The Grille is plastic and flexible; it will bend, but if you use too much force you will damage either the grill or the body.

The photos also show how the grill is anchored to the body - via a groove in the grille edge.

You can put the grille back after cleaning the blades and fan chamber much the same way; pressing down, and if required: prying the side of the grill inwards with a flat head screwdriver.
Mine snapped right back into place with a bit of downward pressure.

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I am assuming a lime buildup from evaporated water. Use vinegar or drip coffee maker cleaner.

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