How To Clean A Vornado Fan – Standing, Tower, Disassembly

Last Updated on: 9th November 2023, 03:19 pm

If you use fans in your home, chances are they have accumulated dust and dirt over time. This build-up of dust not only affects the fan’s performance but spreads dust and pollen in your room. Thus, it is essential to effectively clean and maintain your fan regularly.

Vornado fans are excellent and reliable home appliances that efficiently circulate air in the room. They keep your room cool and provide relief from the heat, especially in summer. These fans are safer, energy-efficient airflow, easy to maintain, position, and clean.

Clean your fans to keep your fan running smoothly!

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In this simple, step-by-step guide, we’ll show you instructions on the cleaning process.

How to clean a Vornado fan

Vornado Models That These Instructions Work On

Things You Will Need

Everything you need should be things that you already have around your home:

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Unplug the fan.

Start by unplugging the fan. Before cleaning any household electrical appliances, it is recommended to unplug these devices from the electrical outlet. Ensuring the fan is unplugged is an important safety measure that prevents short-circuiting or any other damage. It is imperative to make sure the fan is unplugged.

Bring it to a Safe Location.

The next step is to take your fan to a safe and clean location where you can adequately disassemble and clean your appliance. You should take it to the bathroom, kitchen table, or backyard to efficiently work on your device.

Dust off the outer casing of the fan.

Wipe away dirt and dust from the outer part or body of the fan. For this purpose, you can use a handheld vacuum cleaner that will remove dust from your air circulator with its powerful suction force. You can use a feather duster if you don’t have a vacuum cleaner. You can also use a soft cloth to wipe away dirt from the fan’s exterior if you don’t have a handheld vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, compressed air, or a feather duster.

Remove the front grille of your fan.

This is an essential step in cleaning your air circulator. Grill clips for Vornado model 783 are located in 10, 2, and 6 O’clock positions. Using a screwdriver, release the front grill clips or press them downwards to release them. Use your owner’s manual to find out how to remove the grill.

Clean the grill.

After removing the grill, clean the dust off using a feather duster or a cloth. You can also clean the inside grill and fan using a mild cleaning solution. Avoid placing the grill in the dishwasher, as the heat may damage the plastic material of the fan.

Clean the circulator blades.

After you’ve removed the front grill, the blades and interior are easily accessible to you for cleaning. Wipe away dust from the blades gathered over time using a soft, damp cloth. If you’ve used your fan in a greasy environment, for example, in your kitchen, you can use a mild soap (like dish soap) and water to clean the blades.

Clean the motor cap and inlet ribs.

Clean the inlet ribs and motor cap using a handheld vacuum cleaner to eliminate dust and accumulated dirt. Don’t forget the fan back, too!

Reassemble the fan.

Let the front grill, blades, and other parts of the fan completely dry off. After all the parts have dried off, place the fan blades and front grill back in their original position. The front grill clips should be appropriately aligned with the holes and securely put back into place to reattach the grill.

For fan reattachment, check that the shaft’s flat side properly aligns with the corresponding flat side on the socket. Then, place the nut back in the same place. Please consult the user’s manual to see how to reassemble it.

Plug the unit again.

Plug the fan into the power outlet again and enjoy the cool breeze of your fan without being worried about any build-up of dirt particles.

Essential Safety Measures To Keep In Mind While You Clean A Vornado Fan:

  • Always turn off and unplug it before cleaning to minimize electrical shock and fire risk.
  • Don’t oil the motor in the fan, as the motors of all Vornados are permanently lubricated.
  • Keep it from heat sources such as stoves and furnaces.
  • Don’t put the parts in a dishwasher for cleaning, as the heat can damage the fan’s plastic material.

Why Should You Clean It?

If you’re asking me why you should clean it, you must sweat bullets and feel like a cat on a hot tin roof. But don’t worry, friend, because I’ve got the answers you’re looking for!

They can keep you as cool as a cucumber on a hot summer day and circulate air like a champ. But if you don’t clean them regularly, they can blow more dust than a tumbleweed in the desert.

Now, why should you care about accumulated dust? Well, besides making your fan look like it just came out of a dust bowl, it can also make it less efficient. That means it’ll blow weaker than a newborn kitten and won’t cool you down as it should. Everyone has time for that! It can prevent a lot of problems with your Vornado fan.

But wait, there’s more! A dusty fan can also cause allergies to act like a hive of bees that just got kicked. That’s because dust can contain many yucky things like pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. Yuck!


How often should it be cleaned?

The frequency of cleaning will depend on how much you use it and how dusty your environment is. If you live in a place with lots of dust and dirt, you should clean it more often than in a place where the air is as clean as a whistle.

Generally, cleaning every 3 to 6 months is a good idea. That’s about as often as you should visit your dentist! But if you use your fan all day, every day, or if you notice it’s not blowing as strong as it used to, it might be time to clean it sooner.


That was the quick and easy guide on how to clean your Vornado. You can follow these steps to clean it safely and adequately. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your fan ensure that your appliance works effectively and provides comfortable and dust-free air in your room.