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Fan WORKS FINE but has lots of dust and mold inside that needs to be removed,and I've taken the screws out, all except the one near the base, located right above the LABEL. This screw, a Philips head, like the others, does turn to the left BUT WILL NOT COME OUT. I can't take the damn thing apart to clean it BECAUSE ONE DAMN SCREW WILL NOT COME OUT. Don't tell me I've gotta throw the fan away because it only needs to be cleaned. Don't say vacuum clean; the mold is adhering to the inside walls and blades of the fan and these surfaces need to be disinfected -- I'm allergic to the mold. I'm mad because it's beginning to look like the SOB was not meant to be disassembled for cleaning once it was assembled after purchase. Overhead fans are OUT -- seeing anything rotate, or any flickering from it, makes me dizzy. That's why I bought the tower fan.

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There had to be reason the Fan was not to be disassembled .... yes you will need to buy a new unit... MOLD as you is bad thing. If you're allergic to Mold. you be hard pressed to disinfect the whole unit. for sure you will miss some of the Mold. It will come back.. The Mold is due to too much moisture/ Humidity. on top of getting new Fan unit you will need to get Dehumidifier, to remove the moisture in the room...
If dust collects in the new fan. at least you will able to clean out the dust.... if some of the screws look like a star and not a phillips, you can find 1 at hardware store. take a picture of it with your phone. show it the hardware girl or guy. they will be able show what you need to Disassembling the Fan. good luck shopping list
1. Dehumidifier
2. new fan
3. take a picture of not normal screw, when you need to disassembling fan gain.

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Good day!!!

please try to put some oil to the screw to lubricate it...so its more easier to remove it..

and its better if the size of your screw driver is fit to the screw to avoid loose (+) head of screw or worn out...turn it counter clockwise with the full force..

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