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Electric motor maintenance: 3 tips for cleaning and lubrication

Make sure you get the best possible performance from your electric motor by following these cleaning and lubrication tips as part of a regular maintenance routine.

  • The starting system should be frequently checked in order to help avoid major issues such as corrosion and poor electrical contact.
  • Ensure the intake and outlet openings are regularly cleaned along with the channels between the cooling fins. Allowing dirt and debris to build up in these channels can lead to overheating and premature failure.
  • When it comes to greasing your motor, remember that some motors have sealed bearings and are not designed to be lubricated except when dismantled. Other motors may need to be periodically greased and some include an oil sump, so consult your equipment specification to be sure.

If electric motor maintenance is a task you want to carry out but don’t have the time or personnel, why not leave it to Gibbons? Our friendly team of expert engineers can attend site and deliver a comprehensive package of motor maintenance, so you can rest assured your equipment will remain reliable and efficient. For more information, call Matthew Gibbons on 07970 676272 or email

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  • Date: 22 April 2016 saurabh
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