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Oil leak with pictures - Noctua NH-D15S cooler's NF-A15 PWM

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tl;dr - Fan that comes with Noctua NH-D15S air cooler is leaking and spraying oil on itself and most likely all the components in my case. There have been no problems from the oil other than that it is where it shouldn't be. Here be pictures.

This NF-A15 has been running a few hours a day on a Lamptron FC8 fan controller at about 5/8 speed since early November last year.

There were a few dots on the case window I couldn't get a picture of. I did however get these to share.

Oil on the fan's power cable that was pooled where the cable goes through the frame of the fan.


Oil film on the motor housing and fan blades.


Oil on the inside of the frame at the ends of the fan blades. There are long dark dust particles stuck in the film that won't blow away, they need to be touched to be removed. Touching this part of the fan leaves a film of oil on fingers or whatever touches it.

Edited by Trogdor - 6/29/16 at 7:35pm
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RMA PDQ! You only have about 51/2 years left on warranty, don't wait until it's a big problem. biggrin.gif
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Unusual for a Noctua, but it happens. Are you looking for the RMA contact info? The form is here - http://noctua.at/en/support/rma-form
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RMA PDQ! You only have about 51/2 years left on warranty, don't wait until it's a big problem. biggrin.gif

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Unusual for a Noctua, but it happens. Are you looking for the RMA contact info? The form is here - http://noctua.at/en/support/rma-form

Thanks, I started the RMA before posting this.
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