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BLACK+DECKER BFB09W 9 in. Quiet Mini Tabletop Box Fan
THIS IS A GEAT LITTLE FAN BASE IS ONLY 3 INCHES WIDE !!!! IT IS VERY QUIET COMPARED TO OTHERS I HAVE HAD SEE MY VIDEO HERE ON AMAZON OR YOUTUBE TO SEE AND HEAR FOR YOURSELF !!!!! GOT MINE FOR ONLY $19.99 - NEXT DAY PRICE UPTED TO $24.99 SO IF YOU HAVE A SMALL WINDOW SILL THIS IS THE ONE TO GET.
I absolutely love this fan! It has 3 speeds which I didn't know when I bought it so that's a plus and the noise is perfect for me because that's why I wanted it. I have to sleep with a fan every night so I needed a fan that has a smooth sound. Perfect level of noise! Very powerful for how big it is. It's perfect, everyone should have one! Thank you!
Update: I received this fan at the beginning of December and it was the most powerful small fan I have ever owned up UNTIL about a week and a half ago! I turned it on because I was getting ready for bed and it made this weird noise like the motor was struggling and the blades would not move so I tried to clean it out,which I still have not figured out how to open it up to do that, and turned it back on but it was still struggling. I stuck something through the holes to try to guide the blades myself hoping it would fire up and it finally did but not NEARLY as powerful as it was.
For two days the fan struggled to turn on when I flipped it on and then all of a sudden it started turning on right away again but it is definitely not as powerful as it used to be. Needless to say the fan is already dieing after only a few months and this breaks my heart because I really loved this fan!
If this dies before I am able to purchase a new fan I'm gonna be really upset because I absolutely HAVE to sleep with the white noise. Dang B&D! Fix your motor so it lasts longer!
How to take apart this fan to clean You will need two straight blade screwdrivers and three hands or two hands and a sturdy pair of teeth! 1. Use two narrow straight blade screwdrivers 2. insert the screwdrivers into the two slots located on the corner where the electrical cord located 3. GENTLY pry back the housing just enough to see the tabs holding the fan together while tugging on the cord 4. Keep (pulling) tension on the cord and start working one screwdriver (GENTLY PRYING) along the edges
I did this myself using my two hands for the screwdrivers and my teeth (I'll see my dentist tomorrow) for keeping tension on the cord.
This fan was the perfect size, weight, power, and noise (a nice white noise whirring, not too loud).
The only problem is I noticed a burning smell around the motor after it was operating. I had to be close to the fan and handling it. When sniffing up close, at the back where the motor is, it definitely smelled. Not like it was on fire, but a burn smell is the best I can describe it. It wasn't chemicals, grease, plastic or even ozoney. It was either the smell of a blender overheating or even more burn-like.
However, I will say that it wasn't noticeable except up close. It would be very diluted in the jet stream. But who wants any of that, and why does it smell that way. My cheapo Honeywell fan doesn't smell like that; I double-checked.