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How to clean the blades of a fan??

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With the warmer weather coming, I thought I would get my fans out of storage and clean them..only to find that my favorite small fan ( I also like white noise when I sleep) is GROSS with dust. So I got the screwdriver and went to take it visible screws!! I can't find a way to take it apart!!!
I just spend 15 mins. cleaning all the shield with q-tips and vinegar, but they're too short to reach the blades :S I can't shake it in a bag of rice cause the rice might get in the motor...anyone have any ides??

~The new Mrs.Holdright ;)
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OMG, I just read this tip in a book yesterday and thought it was pretty ingeneous, but never thought I would actually have the chance to share it with anyone! I never thought anyone would ask for advice on this topic!

Take a towel and get it pretty damp, not dripping wet, but very damp. Then hang it on the back of the fan. Then take your blow dryer on the highest setting and blow the dirt off the blades, it should blow back and the dust should stick to the damp cloth! I'm sure you would probably have to do this on both sides!

I haven't tried it yet, but I will when I get my box fans out in a few weeks. If you try it, you'll have to let me know if it works. (It also is suppose to work on older upright heated water radiators)!

Hope it works for you!
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