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When pluged in at first it just hummed I then took off the bottom screen and turned the impeller and about a 1/4 cup of oil came out I then pluged it in again and it ran. should the oil that ran out be replaced if so how

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The 1/2hp model holds around half a quart of oil so it may have just been over filled. What is worrying is that it leaked at all. Any small leaks can be patched with superglue gel if allowed to harden overnight. Make sure your patch will not interfere with the impeller and it should hold for years to come. If you can not locate a leak and no further oil is coming out monitor the unit for over heating for about 4 hours of running time.

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