Ceiling fans are everywhere. It is likely that you will never be able to get rid of them. So, if you see a rusty ceiling fan or one that looks like it needs to be oiled, you should know how to oil a ceiling fan and be prepared. Today, that is what we will be discussing at your favorite website. Ceiling fans are not as complicated as they may seem and getting this task accomplished is not as difficult as it may sound.
Does It Need Oiling?
Let's get right into it. Before beginning, you should check and see how much oil is actually in your ceiling and if it needs oiling. does it make any noise while its spinning? Knowing whether your ceiling fan actually needs oil it's just as important as oiling your ceiling fan. A good way to do this is to check the owner's manual that came with your ceiling fan.
There are a lot of ceiling fans out there that do not require oiling. So, after checking your owner's manual, you should know if you should be oiling your ceiling fan or not. There is a chance that you may have lost your owner's manual, but that is okay. You can easily search the model of your ceiling fan and find the manual online. If you're still unsure if you need to oil your ceiling fan, you can always be safe and choose not to oil it at all.
Reaching Your Fan
Next, you are going to need a way to reach your fan. There is no need to take down your ceiling fan to oil it. As such, you would need some type of step stool or ladder to reach your ceiling fan. Be safe during this part, you do not want to fall and hurt yourself.
Make Certain the Ceiling Fan is Off
Now, make sure that all power to the ceiling fan is completely off. You do not want to electrocute yourself or cut yourself on the ceiling fan.
Find the Oil Hole
To begin oiling your ceiling fan, you must find the oiling hole. This is the place where you will be filling your fan with oil. Most ceiling fans have the hole labeled on top of the motor. You will know it is the oil and coal by the label next to it that says oil hole. At this step, if there is no oiling hole on your ceiling fan, that means it does not need to be oiled.
If you haven't already, grab a pipe cleaner and place it into the oil hole. This is necessary to determine how much oil is actually in the fan already. Measure about half an inch down from the top of the pipe cleaner and fold it to create a hook like shape. This way, only an inch of the pipe cleaner is inside the oil hole. Placing this inch into the oil hole will let us know how much oil is in it. Once you pull the pipe cleaner out of the oil hole, if there is no oil on the pipe cleaner, you need to oil your ceiling fan. Otherwise, if there is oil on the pipe cleaner, your ceiling fan does not need to be oiled.
Oiling Your Fan
Now to the actual oiling part. Doing this is extremely simple. Since you have already located the oil hole, simply placing an oil dispenser bottle into the oil hole and filling it will do the job. Make sure is in good working order before plugin it back in.