How to Fix a Ceiling Fan With a Slow Motor

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Fixing a ceiling fan with a slow motor is a great way to cut down on all that moisture in the air in your room. Fix a ceiling fan with a slow motor with help from a Foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I want to talk to you about ceiling fan with a slow motor. For this job we're going to be using an oil design for motors. You can pick this up at pretty much any home improvement or hardware store. What causes the motor to slow down is if there's too much moisture in the air. What happens is the bearings inside actually tend to rust and the lubrication kind of wears it out, or a dust that builds up and your motor starts to overheat. So, what I like to do is actually take and clean the motor off the top here. There's vents that go in through here, you got to blow that out with air compressor or hook a vacuum up to it, try to suck some of that dust up. Then, you take your motor oil and you apply it right here to the top where the bearings are. And I like to put a couple of drops through here, then kind of spin it and that will pull it down in through there. Then, I'll flip it over and you have the same thing on the bottom side, right under here. So, you're going to take your oil, put a little bit in there too. You might have to do this a couple different times depending on how slow your motor actually is. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors and we just discussed slow-moving fan motor. Thanks for watching, and good luck with this project.


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