How to Oil a Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan

Is your fan making rubbing or grinding noises? One idea may be to oil your ceiling fan. Usually, this is not required, but there is an easy way to check to see if your fan has an oil reservoir. If it does, your fan may need oiling as regular maintenance. We’ll walk you through checking for the oil reservoir here in this article. This article will show you how to oil a harbor breeze ceiling fan.

The oil reservoir hole is generally located on top of the motor, near the downrod. If your fan does have an oil reservoir, you will see a small hole labelled oil hole. If you’re not able to find it, it likely does not exist – in this case, your fan does not need oiling. Many of the newer fans on the market today actually don’t need oiling – so checking for the oil hole is a good idea for squeaky fans that made rubbing or grinding sounds.

If your Ceiling Fan has a Oil Reservoir Hole

If you are able to find a oil hole, then use a pipe cleaner and insert it into the hole. This will help test the fan’s oil level. If the pipe cleaner comes out with oil on it, then it does not need oil. If the pipe cleaner comes out and has no oil on it, or it’s a super small amount of oil, then it needs to have oil added. The type of oil to be added is non detergent electric motor oil. This works well for fans. You can also take a look at Hunter Oil for Fans. This oil is specially formulated to be used specifically with ceiling fans.

Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Oil Diagram
This diagram is a good depiction of how the oil level looks in your fan. The main question you need to ask is, does your ceiling fan have an oil hole. If it does, oiling the fan needs to be part of regular maintenance.

If you’re going to find your own ceiling fan oil, take a look first to see what the manual says that came with your fan. It may point out what kind of oil should be used with the fan. If not, then what you want is non detergent motor oil. Don’t use just any oil, as certain oils can light on fire. Electric motors could cause the oil to light. Look for a 10, 15 or 20 weight oil. Avoid using 3 in 1 oil, as this also has detergents in it.

Do not use WD 40 to oil the fan, as this is not a motor oil!

Antique Ceiling Fans & Oil Reservoir Holes

Antique fans are more likely to have oil reservoir holes. This is due to the age and the function of the fan. Newer fans generally don’t require oiling as much as an older vintage or antique fan. Again, the best way to verify is to look for an oil reservoir hole. If there is a reservoir hole, use the pipe cleaner method we mentioned to verify if the fan has sufficient oil. If the oil level is completely empty, you will want to fill it as soon as possible!

 

Harbor Breeze Parklake Ceiling Fan Review

The Parklake is a beautiful ceiling fan from Harbor Breeze. The light kit looks kind of like a disco ball! It’s got so much beauty and ornate sleekness, you won’t know what to say. Just look at that picture below! The Parklake is a premium fan from Harbor Breeze and you can purchase it here. It has a brushed nickel finish, and 5 blades. The 5 blades are of a chocolate finish. The fan looks so yummy you may just try to eat it. Well, maybe not – it is a little pricey, after all. The fan certainly does add shine to wherever you put it, like your living room for example. The fan includes bulbs.

This fan works for rooms up to 400 sq. ft. The fan comes with a six inch downrod, and capable of three speeds. The fan also comes with a remote control. Hey, what does it not come with – right? The fan also includes a reverse airflow setting as well, allowing you to use the fan year round Air movement aside, as we’ve mentioned this fan truly is a lovely decor piece. You may find yourself staring at the fan more than actually caring about the functionality – however the fan still provides excellent functionality as well!

Where can I find the manual that came with my Harbor Breeze fan?

Finding the manual that came with your Harbor Breeze fan can be a frustrating task. If you aren’t able to locate the actual manual that came in the box, don’t worry. It’s common for many people not to keep the manual. You might be looking for the manual for a number of reasons – like finding troubleshooting information, or the phone number to contact for support.

If you are looking for the phone number to contact for support, you can find that on our phone numbers page. If you aren’t able to find your manual by browsing online, you’ll want to record the make and model of the fan. You can find the information on the box. You can also try looking at the fan to find any part numbers that you can see. Sometimes the part numbers may be on the fan housing or base of the fan as opposed to the fan blades.

We are not responsible for the information in these manuals, however we may be able to help by providing additional sources of information for troubleshooting fans, wiring diagrams, warranty information and other.