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Posted on Should I take the motor case off and blow it out?

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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 07:40 PM

I would blow it out without hesitation using a relatively low pressure, say 60 PSI or so, with a fairly large nozzle. If it is a sealed case, that is not necessary, but the report makes it sound like the case leaks like a screen door on a submarine. If you do take it apart to clean it, consider how to tighten it up completely, perhaps with silicone, to prevent having to take it apart every year to clean it. Identify airways for cooling and be sure they are clear of debris.
I blow off my TEFC motors fairly often and have had no adverse effects.

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