How to Clean an Oscillating Fan

If you have an oscillating fan then they can be great but they can also be a right pain; they could be a little noisy and if so then they can get right on your nerves.  If you follow these instructions then you could find it a little easier for you to clean out your oscillating fan with ease and as well as staying safe.

If you want to clean out your oscillating fan then try to do so regularly, once you get the hang of it then it will become second nature to you so try cleaning out every month or few weeks to help keep the maintenance up.  You don’t want to have to replace the fan every few weeks or months because it will end up costing you a lot of money and in the end your patience will run out

Oscillating Fan1 How to Clean an Oscillating Fan

What You Will Need

  • Hot water
  • Cleaner
  • Screwdriver
  • Cloth

    Step 1 - Disassemble

    You should firstly try to disassemble the parts of the oscillating fan; if you have no experience in taking apart electrical things then don’t worry we all have to start something.  To clean the fan you should remember to turn off all power in your home or certainly to your oscillating fan because you don’t want to have an accident and give yourself an injury.

    Once you have got all of the power off for the oscillating fan then you can start off by cleaning the outer part of the fan, the grille first.  It’s usually screwed into place so you will need to simply unscrew them and remove the grille.  Now once you have removed it you are going to be able to wash that, you could really give this a good wash if you were to soak this for a good ten or so minutes.

    You are going to be able to see your blades; now you can take them out – usually one piece – they will be attached by one screw which you will remove and you are going to be able to clean the blades one by one.

    Step 2 – Cleaning and Drying

    When it comes to the cleaning part of the oscillating fan then you are going to have to get some hot soapy water and a cloth and clean as much dirt off your blades as possible.  Go over each one carefully because you might find that some of the dirt is stubborn and won’t move but don’t worry after a lot of elbow grease then you should be able to get the dirt removed.  You are also going to need to scrub the grille of the fan also; this might be some work but you’ll get there in the end.

    You are going to have to make sure that there are no water anywhere near the electrical components of the fan because you might end up short circuiting the fan meaning it won’t work again.  Clean the inside of the fan with a cloth but no water at all otherwise you might end up damaging the fan.

    You will need to wash all of the parts and leave them to dry off for around thirty or so minutes; then when they have dried off you will have to put all of the parts back into the fan.

    The last part will be to try to test the fan out so that the parts are all back in right working order and is working properly also.


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