Over-oiled the motor on my circulator


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Old 01-23-14, 06:44 PM
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Over-oiled the motor on my circulator

Hi,

I just went to oil my motor and the bearing assembly. I know the motor should just get about 3 drops every six months and the bearing assembly much more.

BUT I accidentally over-oiled one of the two motor spots. Not sure how much, I squeezed the bottle and gave it a generous amount. Far, FAR more than three drops.

I have read this can cause problems.

Is there any remedy for this?

Should I expect any issues? If so, right away? I would like to get through the winter without a problem.
 
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Old 01-23-14, 06:52 PM
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RM,
There's nothing you can do about it now.
You're not the first and won't be the last. I wouldn't worry about it if it's only once. It's the constant over oiling that's bad.

I think it's had its drink though for quite a while.

Sleep Tight,
 
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Old 01-23-14, 06:52 PM
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Should I expect any issues? If so, right away?
I wouldn't worry about it.

Just don't do it again...

Problem is usually that the rubber motor mounts soften up over time and begin to sag... and the misalignment causes premature wear of the coupler, which eventually breaks.

How old is the pump? and what condition are the rubber mounts in now? Chances are that they are already sagging a bit.

I think you'll be OK.
 
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Old 01-24-14, 07:14 AM
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Ok, I feel better now.

Thanks for the feedback.
 
 

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