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Old 10-16-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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How do you clean the Maxx Fan

I cannot figure out how to get at the inside of the outside cover of the Maxx Fan...any suggestions?
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:39 PM   #2
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You remove the screen ( four tabs that turn ) and then unscrew the nut holding the fan on the motor. That gets most of the stuff out of your way, but I'd love to hear an easier way. After Al does his he can come over and do mine.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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Remove the screen and then undo the nut that holds the fan on. Pull the fan off of motor and then there's enough room to put your hand thru to do some cleaning.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:45 PM   #4
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On my version the screen comes off by twisting the plastic hold downs out of the way. Then unscrew the 1/2” nut on the end of the shaft to remove the nut and washer. Then pull the fan blade straight down. That gives access to the underside of the cover.

When reinstalling the blade, note that there is a flat space on the shaft that has to align with a flat edge on the inside of the hub. Not easy to see at first.

Maybe someone knows how to get at it from above.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:47 PM   #5
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I have replaced my MaxxFann lid from the stock white to a smoke model, once attached and screwed it is not coming off.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:08 PM   #6
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I've also found that my wife's small wrists are a great advantage for doing things in tight spaces, but she doesn't hire out for cleaning!
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Thanks All. I've just come home from celebrating my birthday. Thanks for your replies to my question. Glen...I'll send Donna over on Sunday to do your's if it works.
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As mentioned, the screen comes off easily by twisting the four tabs and pulling it off. However, to remove my fan blade I am sure I used a small hex wrench to loosen a set screw allowing it to slide off the shaft. This left it wide open for cleaning, easy peasy, even for my big hands. A 5 minute operation.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:12 AM   #9
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As mentioned, the screen comes off easily by twisting the four tabs and pulling it off. However, to remove my fan blade I am sure I used a small hex wrench to loosen a set screw allowing it to slide off the shaft. This left it wide open for cleaning, easy peasy, for even my big hands. A 5 minute operation.
Yep, mine is held on with a set screw too.
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