I ordered AP3109602 (4392067) for this dryer. The idler was missing and is in transit now. I have two questions:
1 - the support wheels I received have a metal core but in the Q & A for this part it says no lubrication is needed. It seems to me that metal rotating on metal surely needs some grease or oil. Please clarify.
2 - I have 4 support rollers and soon will have an idler - 5 rollers. Why are there only 9 triangle clips and one thin plastic washer ? Is the washer for the idler ? I do not want to disassemble the dryer without being 100% sure I have all the parts and that they are the correct parts. Thanks
ANSWER Hello Fred. Think of it like this, if you lubricate where all of that lint is circulated in the air, the lint gets pulled into the bushing and will lock it up faster than it will without lubrication. Plus, the bushings are impregnated with a self lubricant so as it wears, it actually lubricates itself. We are taught as technicians by the manufacturers that if anything in a dryer requires lubrication, it is to be lubricated with a dry lubricant such as corn starch or baby powder. NOTE: You cannot use graphite. If graphite gets into the drum with the clothes, you got a real mess! I don't know if you need it or not, but there's a manual that explains the do-it-yourself repair of this style unit.677818L. I hope this helps to clarify your understanding and if you have any more questions let us know. Have a great day!
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, March 10, 2012