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JohnCoffey 06-19-2008 04:21 PM

Bryant 394G Blower Motor - How do I lubricate this thing?
Our Bryant 394 started squealing something awful, so I hauled the blower motor out to lubricate it. Trouble is, how do I lubricate this thing?

I've got it on my work bench right now. On the back of the electric motor there is a cap with a small hole jutting up. I am tempted to pry it off with a screw driver to have a look at what it inside, but it reminds me of something I would have done when I was 16. :huh: I am much more cautious now.

On the other side of the assembly there is a mechanism holding the motor to the fan housing. I have applied some WD 40 there, but I need to apply some lubricant to the other side. Any input? Should I be using something other than WD 40? Thank you for your feedback.


John Coffey

HvacWiz 06-19-2008 06:27 PM

With all the trouble your going through, and since you allready have the motor out, just replace it.

statman 06-19-2008 08:05 PM

Agreed..even if ya do get it to stop squealing, I'll bet it either seizes or dies within 6 months. Replace it and make sure it has sealed bearings, which is probably why you are having such a hard time oiling your noisy one.

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