home improvement


Question by  Aaron90 (15)

How do I oil a squeaking attic fan?


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

You can oil this fan by using a small amount of WD-40 or if it is really bothering you and you have no WD-40 you can use a small amount of kitchen oil you use for frying food. Just a little will do the job. Squeeze a little in the works.


Answer by  twconroy (148)

It is probably cuased by either the fan blade needing tightening or a loose bolt connecting the fan housing to the ceiling. You can oil the fan's shaft and tighten the fan housing.


Answer by  joeinphilly (388)

Attic fans come in two types, sealed and unsealed bearings, which enable the fan to spin. If unsealed there should be a spout on the bracket holding the shaft where you place the oil. If you don't see this then you need to replace the bearings or entire unit.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Before doing anything make sure that the fan switch is off. Spray some light oil on the ends and that will make it stop.


Answer by  yurika (137)

Usually squeaking is the sign that the attic fan need maintenance. You should apply a lubricant to the joints of the attic fan. You can use something like WD40, that you can buy in the store. Or you could also use vegetable oil to get the same effect


Answer by  japratt (1687)

If you are wanting to oil a squeaking fan you will need to get to it and oil it on the rims.

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