How to Clean a Lasko Blower Fan

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A Lasko blower fan comes in different shapes, sizes, and features; thus, the cleaning process also changes depending on the fan we are dealing with. If the fan is not maintained daily, the dust accumulates to create debris inside, and one starts to wonder how to clean a Lasko blower fan with such a compact structure.

How to Clean a Lasko Blower Fan?

Lasko fans are typically enclosed or compact in design, making cleaning them difficult. We will assist you. In this article, we will cover every type of Lasko blower fan to make your cleaning process as simple and comfortable as possible.

Materials Required

  • Flexible brushes
  • Disinfectant spray or wipes
  • Screwdriver
  • Vacuum cleaner (Electronic)
  • Small bowl
  • Air compressor
  • Soft cloth
  • Multipurpose oil
  • Vinegar or rubbing alcohol

Cleaning a Lasko Tower Blower Fan

A Lasko tower fan was designed to provide air at a massive velocity in a compact structure.

However, cleaning a Lasko tower blower fan is not the easiest task as the design is compact. Thus, it might need some extra attention when it comes to cleaning.

  1. First, unplug the fan. Use a brush cleaner or a vacuum cleaner to clean the fan. If you do not have a vacuum cleaner, you can remove the dust from the fan with a brush set. Similar to how you can use vacuum cleaners to remove the dust from wind machine fans.
  2. Begin by vacuuming or brushing the intake grill to remove any debris.
  3. Now take any soft cloth (microfiber is highly preferred) and clean the outer fan housing. 
  4. If you see any stains or spots, put some vinegar or rubbing alcohol on the soft cloth and gently rub on the stained area. 
  5. Keep rubbing until the stain is completely gone.

The method of cleaning the Lasko tower mentioned above is preferred if you want to avoid disassembling the fan.

If you want to deep clean and move forward with disassembling the fan, here is the link to the video guide to help you in the cleaning process.

Cleaning a Lasko Pedestal Blower Fan

Pedestal fans are extremely popular in the country’s hotter regions because they are inexpensive and simple to maintain. Because of its frequent use, cleaning a Lasko pedestal blower fan is an important task.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. A Lasko pedestal fan must be disassembled because it is larger than a tower fan. Begin by removing the grills from the back and front. If you have trouble disassembling it, simply refer to the product’s manual.
  2. Once the disassembling is done, start with cleaning the blades and grill. Add some water and some liquid soap to the bowl and dip the blades in it.
  3. For the other parts of the fan, use the damp microfiber cloth for cleaning. Use some vinegar or rubbing alcohol for the stained parts of the fan.
  4. Now, take the fan’s grill and blades and begin rubbing them with a flexible brush to remove the dirt and debris.
  5. After scrubbing, wash the grill and blades and allow them to air dry before reassembling. 
  6. Ensure you do not touch the motor during the cleaning process, as the water will undoubtedly ruin the motor.

In most of the cleaning processes, we usually suggest using a microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt.

When it comes to cleaning, the cloth has several advantages. Here’s a link to a study that highlights the cleaning properties of microfiber cloths.

Cleaning a Lasko Box Blower Fan

A Lasko box fan is less expensive than a Lasko pedestal fan. It is a high-efficiency fan that is primarily used at home due to its simple design.

Because the fan is a high-performance fan, it is time to proceed with cleaning a Lasko box blower fan to keep it in good working order at home.

  1. Cleaning a box fan is nearly impossible without disassembling; thus, begin with opening the four screws of the box present at the perimeter of the front grill.
  2. Since the grill is completely removed, now you can remove the blades by gently rocking the side of the blade to side and pulling up.
  3. Fill a bowl with some water and add a few drops of soap to it.
  4. Now dip the microfiber cloth into the bowl and start cleaning the blades and the grills. You won’t need a brush this time.
  5. After cleaning, give a quick wash with clean water and let it dry.
  6. Once the fan is completely dried, start to reassemble the fan.

Cleaning of a Lasko Window Blower Fan

A Lasko window fan is one of the finest creations, as it has multiple features, but it does not create any extra noise along with those features.

The fan is extremely quiet in terms of use; thus, you must never miss the regular cleaning of a Lasko window blower fan to maintain this quality.

  1. The fan needs disassembling; thus, make good use of your screwdrivers, remove the fan from the window, and place it up on the floor.
  2. Now remove the screws and lift the grill cover from the main body of the fan.
  3. Take the microfiber cloth and remove the dust and debris from the grill and the blades.
  4. Add some water to the bowl along with a few drops of liquid soap and dip the microfiber cloth in it.
  5. Now use the damp cloth to clean the fan’s internal parts, including the panels, knobs, grates, and blades.
  6. Once the cleaning is done, leave them to dry and then reassemble.

A Lasko window fan requires much more frequent cleaning than other fans because it accommodates a comparatively larger amount of debris when placed on the window.

Cleaning a Lasko Wind Machine Blower Fan

A Lasko wind machine fan comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, but cleaning it requires disassembling.

Furthermore, given the structure, it may be difficult to keep these fans engaged on a regular basis.

That is why we are going over an in-depth procedure for cleaning a Lasko wind machine blower fan, as it will be done on a regular basis.

  1. Take the fan and place it on the floor. Now start removing the screws by using a screwdriver, and do not forget to remove the knobs.
  2. Once the screws and knobs are removed, take out the grill and give the blades a good wipe with the microfiber cloth to remove the dust and debris.
  3. Add some water to a bowl and put a few drops of liquid soap.
  4. Now dip the cloth into the bowel and start scrubbing the fan to remove stains and extra dirt.
  5. Now wipe it clean and let the blades and grill air dry.
  6. Once the parts are completely dried, start to assemble them.

Lubricating the Motor When It Squeaks

We’ve covered everything from cleaning the blades and grills to keeping the fan in good condition, but what about the motor?

When the motor begins to squeak, it requires lubrication. As a result, in this section, we’ll talk about lubricating the motor when it squeaks.

  1. Begin by turning off the fan to stop the flow of electricity.
  2. Remove the cage and unscrew the fan.
  3. Remove the blades from the metal shaft by unscrewing the lock bolt.
  4. Using a fine tube, spray the oil around the holes in the shaft.
  5. Wipe away any excess oil before reinstalling the blades.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Lasko Fans Produce Cool Air?

Lasko fans do not have any type of cooling mechanism installed in them. Thus, they do not produce any type of cool air. If the fan is placed in front of an air conditioner, it might be possible, but otherwise, it is entirely impossible.

How Can I Reset My Lasko Fan?

To reset a Lasko fan, try switching off the main power of the fan and leave it like this for at least 15 minutes. Now take the fan into a new room and a new power outlet and see if the issue gets resolved. If not, please call customer service.


The first and foremost thing to remember about cleaning a Lasko fan is that the process changes depending on the type of fan you are cleaning. Regular cleaning of the fan provides you and your family a good air quality and saves you from any extra manual work. Always be careful while cleaning; make sure the fan is switched off.