Asked by: Aisam Sinisterrahome and garden home appliances
How do you lubricate an AC condenser fan motor?
- Turn off the power to the system at the disconnect switch and/or the A/C system breaker in the breaker box.
- Remove the top cover of the compressor/condenser unit (the outdoor cabinet).
- Turn the cover or cage assembly upside down to access the oil ports on the motor.
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.
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 to Troubleshoot & Repair AC Motors
- Turn on your AC motor, if it operates.
- Listen to the sound your AC motor makes, if it operates.
- Turn off your AC motor.
- Use a wrench and remove the four or six bolts that connect the two halves of the AC motor.
- Lift off the armature from the bottom half of the motor and carefully place it to one side.