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WD-40 is a penetrating oil and corrosion preventative. As a lubricant, it is quite short term as it tends to evaporate. And the lubrication type for an electric motor depends on the type of bearing. Ball bearings require grease. Flush the bearing with solvent to clean out the old gunk and pack with a light bearing grease. Oilite style sleeve bearings ...


WD40 is NOT an oil or lubricant, at least not longer term than a day or so. You need an oil for motors, like this: http://www.laco.com/lubricants/zoom-spout-oiler/ Zoom Spout Oiler EVERY household should have a bottle of this around.

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