Author Topic: Furnace motor oil ports  (Read 1671 times)

Offline Mikegee68

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Furnace motor oil ports
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:11:20 AM »
My furnace motor has two oil ports on both ends and I was going to oil the motor. However, both the yellow cap tips broke off leaving the stems in the holes. I tried to pull them out but they're flush to the surface. Worse part is, I tried to poke one of them with a sharp precision screwdriver and it pushed it in further. Can I push them all the way through since I can't pull them out or is that a bad idea? What are the other ways of pulling them out? Thanks.


Offline walker

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Re: Furnace motor oil ports
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 11:21:38 AM »
the better question is what are you still doing with a furnace that has a motor that requires oiling.

Offline Mikegee68

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Re: Furnace motor oil ports
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 12:11:53 PM »
Question never came up, at least in my head.  Just trying to solve one problem at a time.  Thanks for your input.

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Re: Furnace motor oil ports
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 01:36:40 PM »
Use a small torch and heat the end of a pin then push it through the yellow cap, on an angle, and let it cool down.  Use a pair of pliers to hold the pin while you heat it up. :)

You might be able to wiggle the pin and pull the plug back out.



Offline Mikegee68

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Re: Furnace motor oil ports
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 02:17:11 PM »
Thanks Admin.  I will try that method.