Our ceiling fan in the den, after approx. 10 years of good service, has
suddenly began emitting annoying squeaks and rattles. I looked inside
the "cowling" and found nothing loose, but the motor was hot as blazes
and I nearly burned myself on it. The blades are all securely tightened
on. The motor appears to be entirely enclosed. Is there a way to oil it,
or should I start shopping around for a new one?
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What brand, model?
the one's I've taken apart are ball bearing, and take wheel bearing
grease or lithium grease.
An electric motor shop can probably R&R the bearings for a few bucks
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The 'enclosure' is easy to remove and you can replace the bearings for
I have done this to fans I have found in the trash, so I now have
silent fans for virtually no cost.
Hope this helps.
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