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The fan is making squeaky noise. Is there a way to quite it down? Can i use WD40? Thanks

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Try to dismantle shaft and use clothe to wipe out the grease then apply WD40 if the problem persist try to replace your bearing or the bushing a new one possible wear and tear of it cause the noise.

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