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Author Topic: How do you oil those itty bitty motors?  (Read 3133 times)

Offline chiknstik

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How do you oil those itty bitty motors?
« on: July 31, 2009, 11:25:37 PM »

Hi guys I'm new here, but I'll share a little something I picked up a few years ago.  I was just reading JW's reply to the fella having trouble with his blower motor not running, and noted his endorsement of zoom-oil. (I totally agree!)   But, how do you get the oil to the ports on those little attic fan motors, frig blowers, or even bathroom fan blowers that don't have ports? (Without getting more oil on the motor, fan blades and you than in the bearing!!)
A hypodermic needle.  Like the ones diabetics use.  You can (Carefully) suck up a few drops of oil out of the zoom bottle, then get the needle into the oil port and inject the oil into the bearing area.  Just be careful not to inject yourself with oil.  I keep a couple in my HVAC tool box.
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Re: How do you oil those itty bitty motors?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 11:32:15 PM »
That is a damn good tip amigo! Momma had a bunch of them diabetic needles. I done stuck myself on them thangs. I bet the used ones would work great to lube motors. Never thought of it. Dammit why can't my brain come up with anythang?.
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