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Old 07-01-2007, 10:02 AM
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Default How to oil electric fans


good day to everyone!
great site!!!

we have 3 fans gathering dust here at home, they stopped working a few months ago. i think the bearings need to be lubed, but i have no idea how to dismantle the fans, which parts need to be wd40'd (or do i need to use some high temp grease?), and which parts i should avoid tinkering with.

pics and details would be greatly appreciated!
maraming salamat!
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: How to oil electric fans

The bushings on electric fans are the self-oiling type and normally do no need to be oiled.

The most common fault of electric fans will be open windings on the motor. I will post some photos of what to look for to troubleshoot electric fans in a few days, or ask my friend, who repairs electric fans for a living to give us some pointers.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:18 AM
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that would rock hot daddiy! salamat!
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: How to oil electric fans

this is interesting.

have some old fans here myself

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Old 07-01-2007, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: How to oil electric fans

got a couple of fans that doesn't run either
it would be great to know how to repair these things..
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: How to oil electric fans

depends on the condition of your old electric fans, if they have a busted motor or not.

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Old 07-01-2007, 11:55 PM
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Default Re: How to oil electric fans

NOTE: be carefull putting oil in the fan.... hindi talaga nilalagyan iyan ng oil..... unless iyung mga shaft lang niya. it's a simple thing to dismantel.... ang bale nasisira lang diyan ay ang bushing ng motor... aside from that .... complete or i can say na alikabok lang ang problem niya..... dipende kung digital ang electric fan mo..... kapag ganoon malamang nasira na ang tinatawag nilang system control.... but kung hindi naman.... punas lang iyan..... take care
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:58 PM
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onething more hindi basta-basta nasisira ang motor niyan.... unless nag over heat..... at pinabayaan mo.... kahit ang motor ng sasakyan napapagod din di ba? pero kaya nga tinawag siyang electric kasi ang nagpapatakbo ay electric so walang liquid na nasa loob ...... kaya wag ninyong basta lalagyan ng oil in any part....... again take care..... baka makoryente pa kayo......
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: How to oil electric fans

We got a dozen electric fans (floor fan, wall fan) in our shops, most of them heavy duty types of 3D brand. Normally its either the bushing and the capacitor that gets busted. We just take it to the small electronic repair shops around town and they would usually charge Php150, good as new na pagbalik ng electric fan
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:59 PM
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i've brought fans to repair shops before, and 150 bucks isn't so bad for the fan's new lease on life.

i wish someone would illustrate how to check the capacitor or replace the bushing...a few bucks saved, and invaluable knowledge for DIYers. share naman!
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