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How do you lubricate an AC condenser fan motor?

Last Updated: 11th April, 2020

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How to Oil a Central Air Fan Motor
  1. Turn off the power to the system at the disconnect switch and/or the A/C system breaker in the breaker box.
  2. Remove the top cover of the compressor/condenser unit (the outdoor cabinet).
  3. Turn the cover or cage assembly upside down to access the oil ports on the motor.

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Herein, what kind of oil do you use in a condenser fan motor?

I recommend yearly lubricating your condenser fan motor's sleeve bearings with an ISO 32 turbine oil. Top lubricants would be Amsoil's RCH Series, Synthetic RC Series Rust & Oxidation/Antiwear Gear, Bearing, and Hydraulic Oil, or Exxon Mobil's SHC624 Synthetic Motor Lubricant.

Additionally, how much is an AC fan motor? When your air conditioner's fan motor breaks, it will typically cost about $300 to $600 to replace. It's imperative to get this fixed quickly, since without a working fan motor your air conditioner's compressor can be the next domino to tumble. Its repair is even more significant — usually running closer to $2,000.

Similarly, it is asked, can you use wd40 on a fan?

Never spray WD40 on the ceiling fan motor; as it is not an oil-based lubricant, it can damage the motor instead of loosening any stuck or rusting parts.

How do I fix my AC motor?

How to Troubleshoot & Repair AC Motors

  1. Turn on your AC motor, if it operates.
  2. Listen to the sound your AC motor makes, if it operates.
  3. Turn off your AC motor.
  4. Use a wrench and remove the four or six bolts that connect the two halves of the AC motor.
  5. Lift off the armature from the bottom half of the motor and carefully place it to one side.

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What does a bad condenser fan sound like?

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Can you use wd40 to clean an electric motor?

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