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Motor Maintenance

Posted on: August 8, 2016

General  Motor Maintenance

Inspect, clean, and test motors at regular intervals— approximately every 500 operating hours or every three months, whichever comes first. Lubricate motors as per instructions provided by the motor manufacturer. Keep accurate maintenance records.


Keep the exterior of the motor free of dirt, oil, grease, water, etc. Keep ventilation openings clear. Oily vapor, paper pulp, textile lint, etc., can accumulate and block ventilation, causing overheating and early motor failure.


Periodically, check the motor and winding insulation integrity using a “megger.” Record the megger readings and immediately investigate any significant drop in insulation resistance. Check all electrical connectors to be sure they are tight.


Determine the proper lubrication interval for your motor as explained by the manufacturer, and lubricate accordingly

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