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Question by  coolnoob1 (25)

Do I need to oil my ceiling fan?


Answer by  Bansin (37)

No, a ceiling fan don't need to oil. If ball-bearings within the ceiling fan, than they are self-lubricating. Also the electric motor or other parts of the fan don't need any oil.


Answer by  VivekKumar (29)

It is recommended not to use oil in ceiling fan because using oil my lead to fire when fan gets hot. So it is advisable to use grease in ceiling fan rather that oil. Another good property of grease is that it acts as a coolent as well as lubricant.

posted by Anonymous
Does gease flow enough for a sleeve bearing application though, I wonder. I've been experimenting with a synthetic grease on fans and it seems to work great.  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
Adding to the above comment, I've been using standard NLGI #2. Lighter than that might be better.  add a comment

Answer by  Anita27 (656)

If your ceiling fan is squeaky when it is running you could try to oil it to solve the problem. Stand on a chair to see the mechanical parts and spray a little WD40 directly onto the moving parts. Be careful not to use too much or it may run into the light fixture.

posted by Anonymous
First, examine the manufacturer's recommendations. One fan of mine has an oil fill hole and a method listed in the manual on how to check and fill the reservoir. Another fan is "sealed" and does not need any user servicing. Read your manual.  add a comment

Answer by  Arioch (190)

No you should the bulk of domestic products use a sealed bearing type which requires no lubrication, in fact you could not lubricate them properly if you wanted too.


Answer by  Anonymous

Original Hunter ceiling fans must be oiled

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