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I went to do an electrical inspection for someone and I found their furnace motor leaking oil. Someone had put some kitty litter under it to catch the spill too. The woman told me she had a furnace guy come out and he said everything work, or everything was fine but I pointed out to her that the oil coming out of the motor like that is a sign that the motor might be on it's way out.

I have included a picture here of what I saw. - Can anyone with a little more experience with HVAC tell me anything about this?
 

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Not familiar with that type of furnace but I see motors that leak oil and are still fine all the time. The tech should have cleaned the motor and area thoroughly in order to monitor it closer.
 

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The black you see isn't oil from the motor. Its the pitch an ignition transformer. Which was probably changed out some time ago.

The oil dry/kitty liter is to soak up oil that ran out from the bottom of the burner. If its still doing it, its needs corrected. As it can present a hazard.
 
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