I am posting pictures and a probably a really unsanctioned way to clean the air assist fan.
I solely cut 1/8 baltic birch, uncertified material. (yes, I know) I am also a n00b at the pew pew, but I am also the target customer, maker, etc.
As mentioned in the instructions below, canned air should do the trick. For me, I am glad that I cleaned the exhaust fan about 2 weeks ago and had my electronic degreaser handy. I also grew up next to a dentist and had some handy tarter scrapers around.
This is about half the gunk that came out. I didn’t get pictures of the bigger chunks. Surprised that it’s taken this long to get that error about the Air Assist needing cleaning, I am just starting to really understand the cleaning and maintenance piece of the GF.
At what point do I budget to get a new air assist fan?
I really do love all of the tutorials, but I always seem to need extra guidance. Would love to know the material of the fan so as to know how further I could/should go with scraping the gunk.!
Also thankful for @PrintToLaser 's note in another post about adding the belt back on like a bicycle chain.
And, per usual, more pictures in the how-to! #visuallearner (Like in the Remove Carriage Plate section #3 - even though we’re not looking from behind, it would be a great view of the back so I know what’s going on back there while removing.)
I have my Glowforge in a trailer, and am happy to come up to Seattle to tape "The Common Person’s Guide to Cleaning the GF) I would give great running commentary.