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    • Part Number: AP4008534
    • MFG Part Number: 12001541
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Just ordered 4 drum support rollers, idler pulley, and belt. Every video or text I've viewed for the repair refers to bearings on the drum roller and the importance of not greasing the roller or the shaft (Dirt and lint magnet). The drum rollers I received have steel bushings and every picture I have seen of the part # looks identical. How can this be right? No sealed bearing? Steel roller bushing on a steel shaft with no grease? Thank you in advance for your help

Dave W. for Model Number GEW9250PW1

ANSWER Hello Dave, This is right because the material used in the drum roller is impregnated with a dry lubricant. This allows for dry lubrication as it wears. If you lubricate the drum rollers with anything it has to be baby powder or corn starch. Lint will stick to a wet lubricant and the rotation of the drum roller will pull the lint into the bushing and will wear out the drum roller faster than it will wear out if put together dry. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, September 20, 2013

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