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 Posted: Fri May 19th, 2017 02:05 am
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Drena McPhail
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Just bought my first antique fan and I'm cleaning it and need to know how to oil it. It's a Hunter Zephyr table fan and it actually works great.  I know nothing about them so any info would be appreciated. Also, was wondering behind the blade on top of the motor housing is a small button, what is that for?

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 Posted: Fri May 19th, 2017 09:19 am
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Lane Shirey
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Pictures help as we have no idea of what Hunter fan you have. For basic restoration tips, use the search feature to get assistance. Most basic procedures have been addressed already. Many fans are similar, so the posting doesn't necessarily have to be for your exact fan.

Zoom spout oil (Amazon) or BLUE label 3 in One oil is what should be used to oil it. Don't use incorrect oils. There is generally a place to oil both the front and rear bearing. It's possible the button is the oil port but without pics, I'm not sure. 

Best of success!,

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 Posted: Sat May 20th, 2017 02:17 am
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That silver button is the front oil port. There is a ball & spring under it to keep the dust out. You have to push the ball down with the oil spout to get oil in it.

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 Posted: Sat May 20th, 2017 03:25 am
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Thanks Stan and Lane for the info. Hope the pics help for more info. How often should you oil it and how much oil do you use? Really scared to take it apart, other than the blade and cover, to clean it when it works so good right now.

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Finished product! I love it!

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 Posted: Sat May 20th, 2017 09:16 pm
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I am a "don't manufacture problems" person, so just do what is needed. Really nice looking Deluxe model Zephair. I add four to five drops of oil to mine annually. If you use it on a continuous basis, you may want to oil it semiannually. I would also recommend you remove the rear bullet cover (or drop it down) to check the grease in the oscillator gear box. Most likely it has turned Hard. Many people use high temp synthetic grease, but I prefer plain wheel bearing grease available at any auto parts. Has worked good for me for over 50 years.

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Thanks Stan, info is much appreciated. It turned out to look really good I thought. Good to know what type of oil and how often to oil so I can keep this fan running for many more years. It is so quite and oscillates really smooth but will definitely check the grease on that too. Thanks again!

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