How To Clean Range Hood Fan Motor For Uninterrupted Efficiency & Freshness

How To Clean Range Hood Fan Motor
How To Clean Range Hood Fan Motor

One sunny morning, Jenny has just entered her kitchen. She feels fresh and charming as the sunbeams dance through the kitchen window. But, her freshness faded as soon as she turned the burner and started frying Omelettes, and pancakes, the breakfast for her husband. Why? Because of the fan motor, the blood and breath of the range hood won’t catch enough smoke. And the reason behind the scene is her negligence of grime and grease cleaning. Can you relate, Jenny? Will you want to restore the magic of your range hood?

Will you want to make your kitchen the heaven of freshness once more?

Stay tuned will us…

As in this blog post, we embark on a simple yet adventurous journey on how to clean range hood fan motors.

Once you follow our steps… you can genuinely create a harmonious sparkly clean kitchen where healthy air and delicious smells will thrive.

Multiple layers of grease and dirt create caked on the surface of your range hood fan motor. And the corner of your kitchen will silently suffer due to this.

Typically, you might think that’s not harmful. But let me tell you that a long time negligence in cleaning your range hood fan motor can have dire consequences. Such as

Lack of Fan Speed & Efficiency

First and foremost, I’ll want to talk about its efficiency. The coated grime over the fan blade and motor decreases its performance.

The result?

Struggle to suck up all the foggy smoke, smells, and airborne particles in your kitchen.

The further consequences?

Poor ventilation, lingering pesky smells, and a less-than-pleasant cooking atmosphere.

But wait, there’s more.

Potential Fire Hazards

The top-of-your-range hood grease buildup fan and motor are a potential fire hazard risk.

As like…

A ticking time bomb above your head in the kitchen.

That waits for the perfect spark to ignite into a full-blown kitchen disaster.

Do you want that?

Absolutely, not.

Poor Air Quality

Oh, I forgot to mention air quality.

The dirty range hood motor is like having a mini-pollution factory in your kitchen.

The grime traps all sorts of nasty particles. And after that, circulate back into the kitchen air you breathe in.

Not only that, circulating in your entire home, your loved ones also inhale that mess.

And in a short time…

It may lead to respiratory issues and allergies for your whole family members.


But fear not, my friend.

The best solution is giving tender, loving care to the fan and motor with simple detergent cleaning.

And our next part deals with the cleaning. Scroll…

How To Clean Range Hood Fan Motor

Buckle up and roll your sleeves. Because now, it’s time to reveal the ultimate recipe for cleaning your range hood fan motor like a DIY pro. Get ready to transform your greasy mess into a sparkling wonder.

Step 1: Unleash the Power of Preparation

Have you heard this; “Perfect Preparation is the half of the battle”?

Nodding your head to say; Yes.

So, here’s what to prepare

  • Turn off the power supply of your hood connection. As safety comes first, then anything else.
  • Gather your arsenal of cleaning warriors, such as; a screwdriver, a bucket of hot water, dish soap/mild washing powder, a sturdy (not harsh) scrubbing brush, and a pair of gloves.
  • Now, you’re ready to conquer.

Step 2: Strip Away the Layers of Grime

You should reach inside the housing pan to unveil the hidden beast, the hanging range hood. And for this

  • Wear your hand gloves; because you discover a greasy surface when you uncover the housing pan.
  • Use your trusty screwdriver to remove the fan motor cover.
  • Carefully drop that cover over a newspaper to avoid cracking and getting your kitchen messy.
  • Again, remove the fan motor from the hood.

Step 3: Dive into the Battle against Grease

Ah, the fan blades, even the cover… they’ve been suffocating under a layer of stubborn and thick grease—nothing to worry about.

  • Fill the sink with warm water after clogging its drainage hole.
  • Mix a potent concoction by pouring dish soap into your sink water.
  • Submerge the fan motor into the water.
  • Let them get ready for a good scrubbing after half an hour.
  • Grab your scrub brush to scrub away that grease and particles.
  • Where the grease is stubborn, scrub vigorously to reveal the shining glory of those blades.

Step 4: Tackle the Housing with Fierce Determination

Once you finish scrubbing the fan blades, the housing cover needs some attention too. Now it’s time

  • Scrub the housing pan to unleash the scrubbing fury.
  • Scrub every nook and cranny not to leave no dirt particle unturned.
  • Done your scrubbing. Then, rinse the fan blades and the housing pan.
  • Lean them to drain the extra water from their body.

Step 5: Conquer the Motor and Internal Components

In this step, it’s time to look at the internal components of the hood. In most cases, you get that surface more greasy and sticky, a thick layer of stubborn grease clinging to the surface.

  • You can’t use water to clean the space for safety. Initially, you might think to pry the greasy layer with a putty knife.
  • Never ever do that; it’ll harm the stainless steel.
  • Instead, use the commercial kitchen degreaser to handle those thick grease layers.
  • Gently spray the degreaser over the internal parts.
  • Keeping it for 30 seconds to rest, wipe down the components with a clean cloth.
  • You find the white cloth becomes sticky black with the grease.
  • Repeat the process until you clean everywhere.
  • Be careful not to damage anything, as you feel love and pamper your kitten.

Step 6: Reassemble and Test

Do you feel satisfaction with your cleaning conquest? Then, in the final step, reassemble the fan motor blades, and cover.

  • Pop them back into place.
  • Secure them with those trusty screws that you unscrewed in Step 2.
  • Connect the electrical plug that you disconnected.
  • Flip the power switch to run the bad boy.
  • Check whether it returns to its life free from the shackles of dirt and grime.

Maintenance Tips To Keep It Powerful

Remember, this battle against dirt and grime is not your one-time affair. Instead, here’s some maintenance tips to get the hood ready all the time to tackle any culinary adventure.

  • Schedule regular cleaning crusades to maintain power and efficiency and dominate grime.
  • Wipe the hood surface after every cooking session for ongoing magic and avoid any defeat.
  • Opt for a high CFM hood for heavy cooking to prevent fan blade clogs and harness the raw strength.
  • Stay ahead of the grime game with proactive cleaning habits to command the future.

Embracing these power-packed maintenance secrets allows you to stand as a mighty sentinel in your culinary domain with your range hood fan. Follow the tips and unleash the hood’s true potential. Also reign supreme in your kitchen. So you always feel primed for victory.


It varies from situation to situation. Such as, if you are habituated to heavy daily cooking, you must clean the fan motor every 3 to 6 months. On the other hand, it’s ok to clean the fan motor within a year for a light and frequent cooking in the kitchen.

Spraying commercial degreaser inside the range hood, and wiping down with a clean cloth is the simplest way to clean the inside of a range hood.

Goo Gone, Durgol Universal, Better Life  are some of the best kitchen hood cleaning spray. You’ll easily find them at your nearest shop or e-commerce sites like Amazon.


Why settle for mediocrity when greatness is within reach?

Poss the power of banishing grime getting down to the business of cleaning the range hood fan motor.

It’s time to show that greasy monster who’s the BOSS; You or the grime?

Clean it with the gusto of a true champion.

Take action today and let your kitchen shine brighter than ever before.

No more excuses!

Your kitchen eagerly awaits its transformation.

Embrace the power…

Embrace the cleanliness…

Embrace the breathing freshness…

Become the master of your kitchen domain.

Watch the magic unfold before your eyes.

Happy cleaning, my friend

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