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 Posted: Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 02:55 pm
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Alex Rushing

Joined: Thu Dec 14th, 2006
Location: Montgomery, Alabama USA
Sorry to read about your heirloom being destroyed, Sean! Definitely a bad fan situation. :(
Is the oil wick swollen around the middle?
If so, the oil may be pooling in the drain holes and running back out under the blade collar or in the case at the bearing. I think there is ample room in the hole the blade goes into for oil to run out. 
May not be the case, but trying to throw some ideas out just in case.

Also, one last thing, is there any play up and down in the rotor? Indicating worn bearings that could let oils leak out.
Maybe see if there is a bunch of oil in the motor case as well from multiple oilings trying to solve the problem. When the motor gets warm, the oil might be thinning under the stator and making way out of the motor case.

Last edited on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 02:57 pm by Alex Rushing