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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2018 01:33 am
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Janet Kraus
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...but I can't figure out how to open it up. Any tips on how to get the cage off so I can clean the (very dirty) blades? Any other suggestions very welcome.  Thank you!

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 02:49 am
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Levi Mevis
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I believe the cage on your fan is friction fitted on and just pulls off as it appears that there are several "tabs" that go into the housing from the cage, usually just a quick forceful yank should remove the cage off the front of your fan.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 04:39 am
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Looks a lot like my Frigid except mine has a plastic cage. But it comes off as Levi stated...there are 4 pins press fit into the holes. With mine I had to be really careful b/c it was plastic...I did end up having to re-glue one pin anyhow despite being very careful.

I'd try taking a flat bladed screwdriver and sticking it in near each of those pins and twisting. You should be able to work each pin out that way carefully until they are loose enough to pull the cage off.

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Thank you! That absolutely did the trick. (Sorry for the delay in response, but other projects interfered.) But the way, what do you think is the best way to clean the blades? Are they aluminum? Stainless?  Thanks, Levi! 

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Thanks, Jeff. My cage is metal and it came right off—once I knew how to do it.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 26th, 2018 01:34 am
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Levi, sorry to bother you again with another question, but now I'm wondering if the BACK cage comes off this Kord fan. Seems to be welded to the housing.  Failing that, is the blade removable? I'm trying to clean the (filthy blade) and can't get to the reverse side otherwise.
Thanks for any insights you might have...

Janet

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 Posted: Sun Aug 26th, 2018 03:23 am
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These Kord fans are among the worst to work on.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2018 02:09 am
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Got a pic of the back? The blades probably thread off the motor shaft, but they may loosen by turning them clockwise ...that was how I cleaned them on my Frigid. The back does not come off of the Frigid.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2018 02:14 am
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Levi Mevis
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As to cleaning the blades just use dishsoap and water and an old rag like an old torn sock or something like that and that will clean all of that dirt and grime off the blades and then polish them with #00 steel wool, they are polished aluminum blades so they should polish up to a shine with the aforementioned steel wool.

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