NuTONE WS1 removing fan blade

zoso0

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I'm trying to clean my kitchen fan blade and was trying to remove FAN BLADE.

Video on web

States only removal of clip, but I tried and no luck.

This is picture of my fan blade...any suggestions?
 

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Dan O.

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States only removal of clip, but I tried and no luck.

What do you mean "no luck"? It has to be removed if you want the blade off... whatever it takes. Usually putting a flat-blade screwdriver in the round part of the clip and levering against the shaft can ease it off the shaft.


Maybe try a little WD40 to loosen it if it is rusted to the motor shaft?

BTW. The blade is likely pressed onto the motor shaft as well so it might require force to totally remove. Hopefully it isn't brittle and break.

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These are the 2 methods I've only ever needed.

C-Clip-removal-1.jpg C-Clip-removal-2.jpg

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Ah I wasn't clear.
SORRY..

I removed the clip.
I pulled on fan blade it wouldn't come off. I was a little worries not to break the fan blade.

Is there anything else hold blade in place?

I'll try WD40, but not obvious!!!
 

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Is there anything else hold blade in place?

Not usually but they're usually a pretty snug fit on the motor shaft, especially if the exposed shaft is gummed up, etc.

I myself might remove the motor and hold it securely before trying to force the blade off. Prying from the opposite side of the fan might be required. I'm not sure WD40 will help in that situation.

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My Goal is to clean blade and around it.

Removing motor might be even more challenging?
 

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