How to Clean a LASKO Fan


There are different designs and models of LASKO fans available for household and industrial use. Some are very easy to clean and others, not so much. So before buying one for your home or office, you have to check whether it is easy to disassemble and clean. When fan blades rotate, it will pull the dust and dirt in the room. They can become dirty quite often, so it is necessary to know how to clean whatever type of fan you have.

There are different ways to clean a LASKO fan that greatly depend on what type of LASKO fan you have, and don’t worry we go over all of that as well.

The way to clean a LASKO fan of any type is to unplug the fan, disassemble the housing and remove as much dirt, dust, and grime as possible inside of the fan. If you have a loud fan it may also need to be oiled while you have it disassembled to ensure peak performance.

Now let’s break it down into types and look into everything in more detail.

Most people never clean their fans, wait until it stops performing, or starts to make noises. We here at Top Cooling Fan suggest cleaning your fan once per month or at least once every season change. The more you clean it, the more effectively and consistently it will perform.  

In this article, we will discuss the process of how to clean different Lasko fans without hiring an expert. I will do my best to break it down step by step and if possible I will provide videos and products that may be helpful with different LASKO fan styles.

How to Clean A Lasko Tower Fan

Lasko 2511 36” Oscillating 3-Speed Tower Remote Control Household Fans, 36 Inch, Black

The Lasko tower fans are manufactured to offer a high-velocity air stream in a compact package. Making use of the brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner is the most effective way to clean a Lasko tower fan without having to take it apart.

The cleaning procedure of this fan involves affixing a soft-haired brush to the vacuum cleaner and sucking the dirt from the grill region.

Follow these steps to clean the outer body of the Lasko Tower Fan without disassembling it:

  1. First, unplug the fan. Then take the brush attachment with your vacuum cleaner which is the easiest way of cleaning a Lasko tower fan. If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner as we mention then you can buy a cleaning brush online here
  2. Vacuum or brush the intake grill of your tower fan.  It will clean the dust and dirt build up in the grill.  
  3. Use a soft cloth to clean only the outer fan housing. Furthermore, you can use vinegar or rubbing alcohol to clean more pushy marks!

If you wanna clean your Lasko tower fan more deeply, you can follow the below video. 

This is one of the more interesting fans to disassemble and clean since LASKO used 2 types of screws, one of which you probably don’t have a screwdriver for. These screws are called spanner screws and seem to throw everyone through a loop. So if you plan on using this method to clean your fan(which you probably should) then head over to Amazon and pick up a set for future cleanings. If you decide to oil anything while you have it open make sure you use a good quality multipurpose oil.

Useful Items on Amazon:
Spanner Screwdriver Set
Our Favorite Shop Towels
3 In One Multipurpose Oil
Cleaning Brush Set

How to Clean a Lasko Pedestal Fan

Lasko S16612 Oscillating 16″ Adjustable Pedestal Stand Fan with Timer, Thermostat and Remote for Indoor, Bedroom, Living Room, Home Office & College Dorm Use, 16 Inch, Black 16612

Let’s take a look at the steps How to Clean a Lasko Pedestal Fan:

  1. Start the cleaning of this fan by first disassembling both the front and rear grills, to ensure meticulous cleaning.
  2. This is the step where you have to clean the blade parts thoroughly after you have taken them apart. This is done by reversing the directions of the assembly.
  3. Fill a sink or big bowl warm mild soap like dishwashing detergent and dip the blade and grills of the fan inside it, and gently wipe them down with a soft cloth. Use a soft damp cloth to wipe down other parts of the fan. In case there are areas with a large accumulation of dirt, use awesome cleaner.
  4. Wipe all other parts of the fan with a soft cloth moistened with soapy water, instead of submerging them in water.
  5. Use clean or plain water to rinse the parts after cleaning and let them totally air-dry before putting your fan together again for use.

For a step by step breakdown and cleaning for your Lasko pedestal fan, you can follow the below video. 

This is a great step by step resource by Fans Galore on Youtube that shows the full process.

How to Clean a Lasko Blower Fan

Lasko U12104 High Velocity Pro Pivoting Utility Fan for Cooling, Ventilating, Exhausting and Drying at Home, Job Site and Work Shop, Black 12104 12.2 x 9.6 x 12.3 inches

Let’s take a look at the steps How to Clean a Lasko Blower Fan:

  1. Unplug the fan and take it outside.
  2. Use Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws all around the fan. This is different for every model but most you can fully disassemble but some screws tend to be hidden.
  3. Remove the grill cover start taking apart the housing.
  4. Use a socket wrench to take off the blades and clean.
  5. Clean the internal parts of the fan such as the blades, great, panel, and knobs with soapy water
  6. Allow these parts to air-dry completely
  7. Put the fan together and put it back in its position in the window.

For a step by step breakdown and cleaning for your Lasko Blower fan, you can follow the below video. 

How to Clean a Lasko Window Fan

This is either a single or twin-sized window fan that provides different features and it is very quiet when in use.

Lasko Electrically Reversible Twin Window Fan with Remote Control, 9 INCH, White

Steps to Cleaning a Lasko window fan:

  1. Take the fan out of the window and position it faces up on the floor.
  2. Use Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws around the perimeter.
  3. Get the grill cover lifted from the main part of the fan.
  4. Use a kitchen towel to clear any big pieces of debris
  5. Clean the internal parts of the fan such as the blades, great, panel, and knobs with soapy water
  6. Allow these parts to air-dry completely
  7. Put the fan together and put it back in its position in the window.

Tools Needed while Cleaning

In addition to knowing how to clean a LASKO Fan, you must be able to identify some of the tools needed to make your fan exceptionally clean and free from bacteria and germs.

Brushes

Brushes for cleaning LASKO Fan are available in different types including flexible brush and duster.

You can use the duster to remove dust from the grills of your fan, particularly when you don’t want to disassemble it.

Germicidal Cleaning Products

It is noteworthy that your fan moves the air you breathe but the blades do not contaminate it with bacteria and germs. Therefore, make use of germicidal cleaning products to clean your fan to make sure air contamination does not happen.

Germicidal cleaning products you can use are disinfectant spray and disinfectant wipes.

Other Tools Needed

Other Useful Items on Amazon:
Spanner Screwdriver Set
Our Favorite Shop Towels
3 In One Multipurpose Oil
Cleaning Brush Set

Tips & Precaution

Understanding how to clean a LASKO Fan is one part, knowing the tips and precautions associated with cleaning these fans is another crucial aspect of cleaning a LASKO Fan. Hence, you need to adhere to the following for a successful and safe LASKO Fan cleaning:

  • Make sure you turn off the fan and remove it from the electric outlet before you start your cleaning. This precaution relates to any fan style and model.
  • For easy cleaning of the fan, free up adequate space on the workbench or floor
  • Avoid touching the motor in the course of cleaning, particularly if it had been running before you cleaned it
  • Do not open the housing of your fan in an attempt to clean it
  • It is better if you choose to clean your fan outside of your house instead of indoors.

Wrap It  Up

The first thing you must understand when it comes to how to clean a LASKO Fan is that cleaning depends on the type of LASKO Fan involved. Another thing is that cleaning your fan regularly will save you and your family from allergies and keep your fan in perfect working condition meaning you and your family live healthier and your fan will last longer. Lastly, don’t be careless when cleaning your LASKO Fan, so follow the tips and safety precautions as highlighted above to make the entire cleaning process a breeze and remarkably easy.

Reference:

  1. https://www.consumerreports.org/all-purpose-cleaners/how-to-clean-all-fans/
  2. https://www.lasko.com/periodic-cleaning-keeps-electric-fans-operating-at-their-best/

James Jackson

Hi, my name is James Jackson, and I am a tech enthusiast. I enjoy researching new items on the market and finding the truth behind the sales pitches. Through this blog, I hope to provide others with all of the information they need regarding fan options to consider, and things such as compatibility, reliability, and value.

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