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#1 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:45:27 PM(UTC)
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Just replaced the idler pulley and drum rollers (and shafts) on this dryer with parts I ordered from you. Question - the old parts seem to have been lubricated at some point in the past. Do the pulley/drum rollers need lubrication? If so, what's a suitable lubricant?
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#2 Posted : Monday, November 2, 2009 4:59:32 AM(UTC)
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Maytag says to use this stuff.

Part number: AP3873855
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#3 Posted : Monday, November 2, 2009 9:42:12 AM(UTC)
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Is the lubricant used for the bottom of the idler pulley, the idler pulley bearing surfaces, or the dryer rollers/bearing surfaces?

Can I use a commercial lube rather than the Maytag part? 3 in 1 oil? 10W? grease? I can't believe that they would use graphite in a dryer handling clothing.
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#4 Posted : Monday, November 2, 2009 11:47:02 AM(UTC)
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The lubricant is used on the roller shafts. I don't think you need lubricant on the other parts, because it can attract lint and slow things down. If you do decide to go that route use a high temp lubricant and not the things you listed.
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#5 Posted : Monday, November 2, 2009 1:52:24 PM(UTC)
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Sidfink43, Thank you very much for your quick reply. Appreciate it very much. I'll get a high temp lube.
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Oil won't last, use grease. Teflon works best.
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