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#51 OFFLINE   mailiang

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:54 PM

Because it is flammable and it has poor staying power when compared to light machine oil. It also does not lubricate nearly as well as machine oil. Its primary advantage is that it is a SOLVENT and will cut through corrosion and temporarily lubricate at the same time. I won't use it in or near electronics, ever. (besides that, it stinks) :eek2:

 

We're only talking about a drop, but I have to agree, light machine oil is a better option. My point was, the bushing lubricant drys out and causes most of these fan issues. The oil is a quick and easy fix.

 

 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 07:00 PM

Yep, and my main objection to WD40 is the solvent effect along with it being a very mediocre lubricant in this application.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:38 PM

Has anyone posted that they fixed their fan noise with WD-40?  Until they do, I'm thinking this whole conversation about it is moot.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:51 PM

Just use your own common sense and oil :)

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 09:04 AM

ELECTRIC fans need a particular oil/lubricant, not something that is a poor lubricant and flammable. As already stated. Also, WD is hard on the lubricant already in a fan bearing, depending on the type of fan.

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:43 AM

Because it is flammable and it has poor staying power when compared to light machine oil. It also does not lubricate nearly as well as machine oil. Its primary advantage is that it is a SOLVENT and will cut through corrosion and temporarily lubricate at the same time. I won't use it in or near electronics, ever. (besides that, it stinks) :eek2:

 

Gotcha.  Good explanation.  Didn't realize it was used as a solvent.  

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:02 PM

Has anyone posted that they fixed their fan noise with WD-40?  Until they do, I'm thinking this whole conversation about it is moot.

 

I haven't lubed one from a DVR, but I have serviced and old noisy PC fan, which is very similar. I confess that I didn't use WD40 (what was I thinking! :biggrin:) I believe it was 3&1 oil, and it worked like a charm. See examble video.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:50 AM

doing such fix properly does require prepping step - cleaning by dripping isopropanol to the area, drying, then oiling



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 01:17 AM

WD stands for water displacement....formula #40 worked after several attempts by the creator. The 40th test proved successful and marketed accordingly, hence the WD-40 name.

Although it may appear to lubricate a fan, it is not a long term solution for a fan like this.

I did try this on one of my HR24-100 fans and it did not help.

Again- Ali-express has replacements available, especially for the beveled fan, if you are looking to keep your receiver for many years and want to keep your recordings.

I am searching for a thread where people got nailed by DirecTV for fines and/or jail time if the tamper sticker was compromised in any way when they had to return the IRD. Yes it is against the TOS.....but just wondering who suffered repercussions because of it, and what they were. I cannot find any horror stories to date.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:06 AM

There is none of such poor souls.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:54 AM

I have HR24-100 DVR and fan was making noise like turbo jet several times a day. Two days ago I got messge on the screen that DVR overheated to 65°C (149°F) and began cooling down proccess. I put my ear to the box, and I didn't hear any fan noise, just very quiet noise of spinning HDD. I called DTV and they said that it looked like fan died. They replacing DVR and don't want back my HR24.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:49 AM

I have HR24-100 DVR and fan was making noise like turbo jet several times a day. Two days ago I got messge on the screen that DVR overheated to 65°C (149°F) and began cooling down proccess. I put my ear to the box, and I didn't hear any fan noise, just very quiet noise of spinning HDD. I called DTV and they said that it looked like fan died. They replacing DVR and don't want back my HR24.

Certain HR24's are not recoverable. My HR22 was noisy, but it didn't overheat. I took an air can to the fan and it seems to have done the trick. Never goes above 100 degrees. Like yours, my DVR is no longer recoverable, so if it acts up again, I have the option of servicing the fan or having Directv send me a replacement.

 

 

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