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Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

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Did you know that your tower fan needs regular maintenance to keep them running? Tower fans are upwards of $40 and more and are great for circulating air in the summer. I have 3 fans that run from June through October and boy do they get nasty with pet hair and dust!
I have one tower fan that is over 9 years old! and the one I used for this post is over 6 years old. Truth be told it stops working when the dust and hair gunk up the fan blade motor. It is not hard to take apart these fans and clean and lube them.
UPDATE: I ADDED A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON TAKING OFF THE BACK FOR ANYONE HAVING TROUBLE REMOVING THE BACK AND PUTTING IT BACK ON
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  • clean and lube your tower fan to keep it running, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs
If the fan motor stops working, then you need unplug, remove the cover, and clean and lube.
  • clean and lube your tower fan to keep it running, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs
Fan covers can be removed!
  • clean and lube your tower fan to keep it running, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs
See how much gunk from a season of use! Use WD40 or other lubricant and get that tower fan running again
  • clean and lube your tower fan to keep it running, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs
Most often there are screws holding on the back fan cover.
UPDATE: VIDEO ON REMOVING THE BACK

To see more: http://www.thegardenfrogboutique.com/2016/07/dont-throw-that-tower-fan-away/

  • Joan M Woods

    I take my hair dryer apart and clean the fan and filter on it also. And my electric heater too.

  • Mared
    Mared United Kingdom

    Instead of WD40 try using coconut oil instead, does the same job and smells alot more pleasant

  • Sarah Summers

    are they hard on electricity?

    • The Garden Frog with C Renee

      I do not find an increase in my bulk but I am able to raise the a/c temp because the fans move the air

  • Martha O'Brian

    I think, WD40 is flammable, if I remember correctly, so be careful not to let it come in contact with any electrical parts.

    • The Garden Frog with C Renee

      I do not spray it at the electrical motor and there are applications that WD40 is used for electrical motors- it is not the first choice for most becuase it does attract dust

  • Phil Stewart

    Be advised that some lubricants are flammable! Possible fire can result when turning the fan back on if the lubricant got into the electric motor!

    • The Garden Frog with C Renee

      You need to be careful with any lubricants but WD40 does have some applications for electrical motors as printed on can. A good silicone lubricant would work better but sometimes you use what you have. I have used this for about 10 years now and I

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