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We bought an Airworks Box fan from Canadian Tire and three years on the blade or fan will barely turn. We've taken the blade off, oiled the shaft, and it worked for all of one day. Is there a place in which to oil fans? (We looked for one but couldn't locate it.) Should we be using a different, more industrial type lubricant?

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    I can't get the dial that goes in front of the blade back on, does it push back on or turn, I've tried both but it doesn't stay.

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If there is one on your fan, it is a cup or small tube running to the bearings on the motor. Typically use a light machine oil. Usually 2-3 drops only. You do not wish to over oil as this will get into the electric motor part.
Some fans have a wick that sits above the bearing and allows the oil to into the bearings. If the wick is dirty it is better to replace rather than try to clean the wick itself. Dirty oil, and the wick being impregnated with contaminants reduces it's effectiveness.
Translation: bearings could run dry and this will really cause problems with wear/friction/Noise.

Check the bearings:
Blackened lubricant shows the effects of electrical currents which can create hot spots within the bearing. Check clean if you can.
The bearings may be too far gone causing the blade shaft not to turn freely.

Good luck!
Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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