I’ve been noticing a pretty drastic performance decrease as of late. I’ve been pretty sure it’s due to the dreaded exhaust fan getting wood boogers stuck all over it. I’ve always tried reaching in with a Q-tip and cleaning as good as I could but it only does so much. Did a tear down tonight and removed the left side and fan for a deep cleaning. Holy cow! This thing has air flow for days now!!
For those wondering, there are only 3 torx head screws and 3 little clips holding the left side top panel on and removing it makes things SO much easier! Sorry, I forgot to take after pics but for those on the fence about digging in deep and doing it thoroughly, items worth the extra work.