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Oiling a ceiling fan

I have a 1 yr ceiling fan made by Hampton Bay, and it is making a noise during operation, is it ok to spray WD-40 into the housing?
Thank you, Robert

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Robert,
you can submerge it into a bath tub filled with wd40 if you want to....provided the ONLY thing wrong is a squealing bushing...no shorted motor windings, right? It is hard to get oil into these bushings because of close tolerances and dust shields that hide the bushings. try it anyway...these motors are non-copper contacting magnetic induction driven, so near zero chance of spark-induced wd40 flame-up.

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