How to Clean a Lasko Fan

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Lasko manufacturers a variety of fans, such as tower, table, pedestal, box and wall-mount styles, to accommodate any space in your home. While the fan's blades are circulating the air in your home, they may pick up dust and debris, such as pet fur and dander. To ensure that your fan is working at optimum performance, you need to clean the appliance regularly. Before cleaning any fan style, be sure to turn it off and unplug it from the electric outlet first.

Tower and Blower Fans

This category includes the ionic and the space-saving high-velocity blower models.

Step 1

Attach a brush attachment to your vacuum.

Step 2

Without opening the fan housing, vacuum the unit's intake grill to remove any dirt, dust and debris that has accumulated.

Step 3

Clean the outer fan housing only with a soft cloth.

Pedestal, Wall-Mount and Table Fans

Step 1

Disassemble the fan's front and rear grills for thorough cleaning.

Step 2

Disassemble the fan's blade parts by reversing the assembly directions, which you can find in the product user manual.

Step 3

Fill a sink with warm, soapy water and immerse the fan's grills and blade in it, wiping them down gently with a soft cloth. Use a mild soap, such as a dishwashing detergent.

Step 4

Rather than submerging them in water, wipe all other fan parts down with a soft cloth dampened with soapy water.

Step 5

Rinse the parts with plain water and allow them to completely air-dry before reassembling the fan.

Box Fan

Step 1

Remove the four screws on the outside perimeter of the fan, using a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the front grill to expose the blade.

Step 2

Remove the blade from the fan by grasping each side of it and gently rocking it back and forth until it pulls out.

Step 3

Wipe the blade clean with a soft cloth dampened with either plain or warm, soapy water, depending on the level of dirtiness. Avoid making contact with the motor and make sure the blade is dry before reassembling the fan.

Cyclone/Air Companion Fan

This category includes the Wind Tunnel model.

Step 1

Place the fan facedown on a flat surface with the rear grill facing you.

Step 2

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the rear grill, and then turn the unit over so that the front grill is facing you.

Step 3

Insert the tip of a slotted screwdriver into the space between the front and rear grills and pull the front grill toward you to expose the fan blade. Avoid removing the knobs on each side of the blade.

Step 4

Wipe the blade clean with a soft cloth dampened with either plain or soapy water, depending on how dirty the unit is. Avoid touching the fan's motor. Allow the blade to completely air-dry before reassembling the fan.

Wind Machine

Step 1

Place the fan facedown on a flat surface with the rear grill facing you.

Step 2

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the rear grill and turn the unit over so that the front grill is facing you. Remove the knobs on the sides.

Step 3

Separate the two grills to expose the blade.

Step 4

Wipe the blade clean with a soft cloth dampened with either plain or soapy water, depending on how dirty the unit is. Avoid touching the fan's motor. Allow the blade to completely air-dry before reassembling the fan.

Breeze Machine Fan

Step 1

Place the fan on a flat surface with the front grill facing you. Remove both of the side knobs.

Step 2

Insert the tip of a slotted screwdriver into the space between the front and rear grills, and pull the front grill toward you to expose the fan blade.

Step 3

Wipe the blade clean with a soft cloth dampened with either plain or soapy water, depending on how dirty the unit is. Avoid touching the fan's motor. Allow the blade to completely air-dry before reassembling the fan.

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