Asked by: Haiyun Sherak
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th February, 2020

Where do you lubricate a ceiling fan?

Locate your fan's oil hole.
It will likely be on top of the motor, near the downrod. It is a small hole and will likely be labeled “oil hole.” If you are unable to locate the oil hole, your fan probably does not need oiling. A fan's downrod is what connects the housing of the motor to the mounting hardware.

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Similarly, you may ask, do you need to lubricate ceiling fans?

Like any machine with moving parts, ceiling fans need proper lubrication to run smoothly. Some newer fan models are self-lubricating and don't require much maintenance from you, while others need fresh oil added each year. If you live in a vintage building, your fans probably require lubricating annually.

Subsequently, question is, can you oil a squeaky ceiling fan? Oil the bearings to lubricate the motor. Disassemble the entire fan (make sure the power is off!), and remove the motor from the interior. Locate the bearings and apply 2-3 drops of lubricating oil on each one. Reassemble the fan, turn the power back on, and check to see if the squeaking is gone.

Thereof, can you use WD 40 on a ceiling fan?

Never spray WD40 on the ceiling fan motor; as it is not an oil-based lubricant, it can damage the motor instead of loosening any stuck or rusting parts.

How do I stop my ceiling fan from making noise?

The results are a long-lasting fan for years to come.

  1. Clean off the Blades. The simplest way to calm a noisy ceiling fan is by cleaning the blades.
  2. Tighten the Blade Screws.
  3. Tighten Light-Fixture Fasteners.
  4. Examine Any Warped Blades.
  5. Secure the Upper Canopy.
  6. Lubricate the Fan Motor.
  7. Balance the Blades.
  8. Check the Pull Chain.

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