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Old 01-02-2017, 04:16 PM  
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Default Do most blower motors have oiling ports?

My 24 year old gas furnace makes a slight noise when the fan first spools up, nothing real serious sounding and it's been doing it for quite a few years. After 3-4 seconds the noise goes away once it reaches speed.

I went down to check it out and on the motor housing behind the bottom panel it has a sticker with an oiling schedule for motors with oiling ports on them. I did a search on this and saw on youtube etc. that oiling ports are typically on top of the motor. With the bottom panel off I felt inside on top of the motor (I can't see in there) and could feel no caps for the oil ports.

Is it possible this motor has a sealed unit and does not need oiling? Should I pull the blower assembly out and take a closer look? I've never had it out before and it looks like I'd be removing some electrical parts etc. but it does look doable.

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Some motors, even though they suggest oiling, and expecting the type of oiling port you are familiar with, may in fact be a simple hole that oil can be inserted. Others cannot and only contain a fibrous oil soaked packing, requiring the motor to be disassembled.
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