The warm season is over and our dear fan, who has alleviated the suffering from the torrid heat, must be put away for the next year. But before putting it in the attic, well preserved, it is necessary to do a thorough and thorough cleaning of the blades.
It is known to everyone that this is the part of the fan that gets dirtiest, and that we will have to clean it thoroughly. In the guide that follows we will see how to clean the fan and we will learn all the tricks to perform an optimal job. The most boring part of the job is that unfortunately, we will have to completely disassemble it. But let’s read on and see how.
How to clean the fan?
You will need:
- Axial fan
- Damp cloth
- Dust catching product
- Universal degreaser
- Phillips screwdriver
- Dry cloth
First, if still connected to the mains, we will have to remove the fan plug from the socket, since any contact with something wet is rather dangerous. We will also need to get a Phillips screwdriver. We will need it because the two fan grilles will be tied by a plastic band located on their edge on whose end there is a star screw. At this point we will have to remove the front grill of the fan and proceed to disassemble the blades. Keeping them firmly with the hand, we will turn clockwise the stop that keeps them fixed on the axis of the fan, connected to the electric motor.
At this point we will have to extract the blades from the axis, paying attention to the stop placed along the body of the axis itself. In the same way, we will have to turn (this time counterclockwise) the stop for the rear grill, so that we can extract this too. It will probably also be screwed to the motor body: therefore we proceed to unscrew those screws too. After that we can proceed to clean the objects. If the blades are made of plastic, we will have the possibility of using either a universal degreaser, or with a damp cloth or with a dust-catching product. If, on the other hand, the blades are made of aluminum, the advice is to use only a dry cloth, with the possible capture of dust, since in contact with water it could rust. With the same method, we clean the grates.
We will have to dry well with a dry cloth, or better by putting them in the fresh air, all the pieces that make up the fan, because, if wet, they could cause a short circuit. Now we can reassemble our fan starting from the rear grill, fixing it well with the screws and with the plastic stop. We will then reassemble the blades, fixing them on the stop positioned along the axis and screwing the plastic stop, turning it anticlockwise. Finally, we will be able to fix the front grille, hooking any plastic band along the edge, with the screw on the end. The work is thus completed and the fan can be stored.
It is important that all components are dry before reassembling them.
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