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I'm cleaning my brothers pc out as it has loads of smoke damage all over it and tar from ciggarette smoking. Is it okay if i submerge them into a dishwasher and let them dry over a timespan of 1 week?


I was asking this because i know you can throw motherboards and stuff into a dishwasher
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post #2 of 23
I guess you could but depending on the type you'd want to oil them again after - or take the motor out. Use compressed air and isopropyl to clean it.
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I'm cleaning my brothers pc out as it has loads of smoke damage all over it and tar from ciggarette smoking. Is it okay if i submerge them into a dishwasher and let them dry over a timespan of 1 week?


I was asking this because i know you can throw motherboards and stuff into a dishwasher
That just sounds like a bad idea.
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I guess you could but depending on the type you'd want to oil them again after - or take the motor out. Use compressed air and isopropyl to clean it.
That just sounds like a bad idea.

it sounds like a bad idea but i've done it. mobo with smoke damage from a fire, ran it under the tap, popped it in about 2 weeks later.


worked great. ofc was a 20$ mobo so i didn't care lol
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post #4 of 23
if you want to use them again don't put them in the dish washer.
use alcohol and paper towels.
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No, there's oil in the motors/bearings.

In some fans, you can remove the blade assembly (leaving the motor exposed and on frame). With those, you can wash and dry.
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No, there's oil in the motors/bearings.

In some fans, you can remove the blade assembly (leaving the motor exposed and on frame). With those, you can wash and dry.

Hmm i'll see if i can remove the fan assembly, if i can't i'm going to blast them with the garden hose and see what happens, i'd rather buy him whole new fans then clean it for hours, there cheapo fans anyway, I'll keep everyone updated if they work or not after.
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post #7 of 23
Just chuck them out and replace them. then kick his buttocks for smoking in the house. Then when He's outside on the ground tell him he owes you X dollars for the fans and throw the receipt at him.
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Vinegar and water also works well in removing smoke smell. Or put baking soda in a zip lock and let the fan sit inside for a day or so.
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Vinegar and water also works well in removing smoke smell. Or put baking soda in a zip lock and let the fan sit inside for a day or so.


true, i'll try this to get rid of the smell.

right now i'm washing his heatsink in the sink, which i'm sure that's okay to do right?
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true, i'll try this to get rid of the smell.

right now i'm washing his heatsink in the sink, which i'm sure that's okay to do right?

Electronics and water don't mix. I'm not sure if this is a troll thread or a case of serious inexperience.
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