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Squeeeeekkkkks on start. Should I consider lubricating with a graphite spray and if so what's the preferred method?

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If it were my saw I would use some WD40 on the motor armature for both ends of it. A light spray and then turn by hand a dozen or so times to work it into the bearings. Should be no problem to turn it on after that. You can always add more, but it is difficult to take any away if you have added too much. Have some paper towels around in the event the WD40 starts flying around a bit.

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These fan motors use a sintered bronze-graphite 'sleeve' bearing that has a nasty habit of getting gummed up until the motor's power is no longer able to start the rotation. In modern motors, this isn't a fire hazard due to the electrical design making them 'impedance protected' and this limits the amount of heating that can occur. If you can gain access to the motor, spray both ends of the shaft with any penetrating lubricant (WD-40 for example) and turn the blade by hand to free it up. These lubricants serve to remove gummy deposits and corrosion but evaporate quite quickly making them unsuitable for purposes of lubrication.
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Have you tied lubricating the barrel? I usually squirt in some graphite spray as the liquid evaporates leaving the graphite dust that is the lubricant. That way you don't end up with oil on your key the next time you put it in your pocket. Also, the aerosol can usually comes with a thin plastic nozzle you can poke in the key hole so it does not end up all over your dash or carpet.
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First, clean off the contacts in the black security resistor spot on your key (one metal strip on each side of the key). If you use soap and water, rinse and dry thoroughly; otherwise use rubbing alcohol. Avoid touching these contacts with bare fingers; skin oil buildup can cause this problem.

Second, spray a lubricating-type electrical contact cleaner into the lock, but try to keep it in the area where the resistor spot goes (a non-lubricating type could cause problems with the mechanical part of the lock). Run the key in and out of the lock several times, wipe it clean, and spray the lock again. Never squirt a graphite-type lock lubricant into ignition locks with this type of security system - the graphite could create a current leakage path around the key and cause a false security alert just as poor connections would (if this is the problem, the surest fix is to disassemble the lock and clean the graphite out of the contact area, although contact cleaner may rinse the offending material into the mechanism where it was intended to go).

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