Need advice on lubing fan motor

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by W4NNG, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. W4NNG

    W4NNG Guest

    Hello

    I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE 20
    electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to
    15 drops.

    Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    the motor is lubed?

    Thanks for any help or advice

    Bob
    W4NNG, Jan 28, 2004
    #1
  2. W4NNG

    TURTLE Guest

    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    news:CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05...
    > Hello
    >
    > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE

    20
    > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to
    > 15 drops.
    >
    > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > the motor is lubed?
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice
    >
    > Bob


    This is Turtle.

    No , It is the Absorbing Material to hold the oil. Just oil it with power
    turned off to it.

    TURTLE



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  3. W4NNG

    JB Books Guest

    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message news:<CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05>...
    > Hello
    >
    > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE 20
    > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to
    > 15 drops.
    >
    > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > the motor is lubed?
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice
    >
    > Bob


    yes it should be replaced yearly and re oiled to keep the dirt out.

    jb books
    books mechanical
    JB Books, Jan 28, 2004
    #3
  4. W4NNG

    TAB Dude Guest

    And if you have read ANY of JB Books other comments your will realise he is
    full of SH*T and go with Turtle on this... I would.

    TAB Dude
    TAB Dude, Jan 28, 2004
    #4
  5. W4NNG

    W4NNG Guest

    JB

    Replace what ? - What is this material called from the stand-point of
    knowing what to ask for when I want to buy it.

    Bob


    "JB Books" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    news:<CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05>...

    yes it should be replaced yearly and re oiled to keep the dirt out.

    jb books
    books mechanical

    =================================================


    Hello

    I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE 20
    electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to 5
    drops.

    Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    the motor is lubed?

    Thanks for any help or advice

    > Bob
    W4NNG, Jan 28, 2004
    #5
  6. W4NNG

    kjpro Guest

    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    news:cOXRb.1075$gl2.829@lakeread05...
    > JB
    >
    > Replace what ? - What is this material called from the stand-point of
    > knowing what to ask for when I want to buy it.
    >
    > Bob


    Bob, first you have to realize that JB is the resident "twit", someone that
    knows very,very little.

    Go with Turtle, he's a pro that's been around the block a time or two.

    JB is still sittin in the crib crying.

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    want it done right the first time.....
    .....or pay more to have it done twice?
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    kjpro, Jan 28, 2004
    #6
  7. On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 22:58:03 GMT, "TAB Dude" <> wrote:

    >And if you have read ANY of JB Books other comments your will realise he is
    >full of SH*T and go with Turtle on this... I would.
    >
    >TAB Dude
    >


    And so would every other pro here, without exception. So,
    it's either JB's way, or the way a room full of *pros* says it should
    be done.

    Pick one.



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  8. W4NNG

    JB Books Guest

    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message news:<cOXRb.1075$gl2.829@lakeread05>...
    > JB
    >
    > Replace what ? - What is this material called from the stand-point of
    > knowing what to ask for when I want to buy it.
    >
    > Bob
    >

    electric motor bearing packing. i just call it motor packing.

    jb books
    books mechanical
    houston texas


    >
    > "JB Books" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    > news:<CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05>...
    >
    > yes it should be replaced yearly and re oiled to keep the dirt out.
    >
    > jb books
    > books mechanical
    >
    > =================================================
    >
    >
    > Hello
    >
    > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE 20
    > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to 5
    > drops.
    >
    > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > the motor is lubed?
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice
    >
    > > Bob
    JB Books, Jan 29, 2004
    #8
  9. W4NNG

    CBhvac Guest

    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    news:cOXRb.1075$gl2.829@lakeread05...
    > JB
    >
    > Replace what ? - What is this material called from the stand-point of
    > knowing what to ask for when I want to buy it.


    See below in JBs original post to you...

    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    > "JB Books" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    > news:<CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05>...
    >
    > yes it should be replaced yearly and re oiled to keep the dirt out.
    >
    > jb books
    > books mechanical



    What JB is trying to say, is:

    He has no clue what it is, nor where to get it, but he is trying to bullshit
    you into thinking that you need to do this and floow his advice, when in
    reality, what he attempting to do, is make you look like a total and
    complete fucking moron when you go asking for this stuff that you cant get
    out of th emotor to start with, in a general state.
    In other words...add a few drops of oil to the oil ports, and leave it
    alone.
    JB is attempting to make you look foolish.

    >
    > =================================================
    >
    >
    > Hello
    >
    > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE

    20
    > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to

    5
    > drops.
    >
    > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > the motor is lubed?
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice
    >
    > > Bob

    >
    >
    >
    CBhvac, Jan 29, 2004
    #9
  10. W4NNG

    JB Books Guest

    "CBhvac" <> wrote in message news:<gg%Rb.1263$>...
    > " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    > news:cOXRb.1075$gl2.829@lakeread05...
    > > JB
    > >
    > > Replace what ? - What is this material called from the stand-point of
    > > knowing what to ask for when I want to buy it.

    >
    > See below in JBs original post to you...
    >
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >
    > > "JB Books" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    > > news:<CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05>...
    > >
    > > yes it should be replaced yearly and re oiled to keep the dirt out.
    > >
    > > jb books
    > > books mechanical

    >
    >
    > What JB is trying to say, is:


    >
    > He has no clue what it is, nor where to get it, but he is trying to bullshit
    > you into thinking that you need to do this and floow his advice, when in
    > reality, what he attempting to do, is make you look like a total and
    > complete fucking moron when you go asking for this stuff that you cant get
    > out of th emotor to start with, in a general state.
    > In other words...add a few drops of oil to the oil ports, and leave it
    > alone.
    > JB is attempting to make you look foolish.
    >
    > >
    > > =================================================
    > >


    what cbhvac is trying to say is he is in love with me. thats why he
    dogs every post i make. he is a internet stalker and shouldnt be
    trusted.

    jb books
    books mechanical
    houston texas

    > >
    > > Hello
    > >
    > > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE

    > 20
    > > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to

    > 5
    > > drops.
    > >
    > > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > > the motor is lubed?
    > >
    > > Thanks for any help or advice
    > >
    > > > Bob

    > >
    > >
    > >
    JB Books, Jan 29, 2004
    #10
  11. You did good. Next time at the hardware store, ask for "Zoom spout turbine
    oil" which is designed for that job. But 20 weight non detergent is OK, too.

    Leave the cotton in.

    Did you change the filters, remove and clean the burners, check to see if
    the fan motor capacitor is good, check and set the fan limit switch, check
    air flow, visually inspect the heat exchanger (use a miror) and look for
    signs of flame roll out? Did you run the furnace through a couple cycles to
    check the sequences of events? Did you clean the thermocouple and flame
    sensor (if applicable), and check the gap on the spark ignitor (if
    applicable)? Did you check air flow, and make sure the flue is clear? Did
    you vacuum it all out?

    No? Might be time for a clean and check.......

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    Join Alt-Hvac Moderated
    A free, easy to use Yahoo! group



    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    news:CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05...
    > Hello
    >
    > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE

    20
    > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to
    > 15 drops.
    >
    > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > the motor is lubed?
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >
    Stormin Mormon, Feb 16, 2004
    #11
  12. W4NNG

    CBHVAC Guest

    " W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    news:CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05...
    > Hello
    >
    > I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    > To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    > fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    > thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    > filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE

    20
    > electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to
    > 15 drops.
    >
    > Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    > the motor is lubed?
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >

    try vaseline. I use it for everything. Sometimes even use it on myself.
    CBHVAC, Feb 18, 2004
    #12
  13. Mikey's still at it Re: Need advice on lubing fan motor

    That union slack-off / jack-off artist Mikey aka ftwhd is now
    forging posts to appear to have come from CB.

    Mikey, run, do not walk, to your union shrink. Tell him
    you're all fucked up in the head and need help fast.


    On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 23:23:05 -0500, "CBHVAC"
    <info@> wrote:

    >
    >" W4NNG" <> wrote in message
    >news:CdQRb.997$gl2.915@lakeread05...
    >> Hello
    >>
    >> I need advice on lubing an air handler fan motor on a Carrier gas furnace.
    >> To lube, one pry's off a metal cap over the bearing. Under the cap is a
    >> fibrous oil absorbent packing. I expected the absorbent to be like a
    >> thick donut washer. What I found was loose cottony fiber the only half
    >> filled the available space. If was dry but after about 12 drops of SAE

    >20
    >> electric motor oil it was saturated. The capacity should have been 16 to
    >> 15 drops.
    >>
    >> Question: Is this fiber material something that needs to be replaced when
    >> the motor is lubed?
    >>
    >> Thanks for any help or advice
    >>
    >> Bob
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >try vaseline. I use it for everything. Sometimes even use it on myself.
    >



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