I'm trying to find out if it's a good idea to put some lubricant on squeaky (screeching) drum support rollers. Is that just going to attract lint, especially if it's oil that I put on, or grease? Is graphite better? Is there a 4th option that's better yet? Also, I took them off and cleaned them with rubbing alcohol. Was that a good idea? Should I get fine steel wool instead?
ANSWER Hello Dan,
Since the bushings are impregnated with a dry lubricant, lubrication is not necessary. If you absolutely must lubricate, the only thing you can use that won't interfere with a satisfactory use of the unit is either baby powder or corn starch. I have done this for a very long time and found through personal experience that the bushings will last considerably longer with no lubrication at all. If you do use the dry lubricant, use as little as possible as the dry lubricant will oppose turning of the rollers which will in turn cause excessive belt wear.
When I clean the shafts and rollers, I use a dry paper towel. Do not sand them. I also stay far away from anything flammable inside the dryer cabinet so I recommend no alcohol. I know it dissipates quickly, but why chance it? It is, after all, inside your home.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, August 01, 2012