Followup to previous question & answer - The support and idler rollers are outside the drum and lint tube so I don't understand how lint is a factor. Also the center section appears to be solid steel so again I don't understand how it can be impregnated with lubricant.
Also - you missed the 2nd part of my original question - 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 ?
ANSWER Hello Fred. The dryer drum rides on felt seals. They are not completely sealed. Especially where the duct is long, crimped or stopped up, the lint, heat, and moisture will blow past the drum seals. The bushings are impregnated with a dry lubricant. This is what we are told by the manufacturers. Any other questions pertaining to the impregnation of lubricant into the bushing material should be directed to the manufacturer. Since they made them, I assume they would be able to explain the manufacturing process.
Second part of the question: There are 2 "triangle clips" for each drum roller, (One on either side of each roller). One "triangular clip" Keeps the idler wheel from dropping off of the idler pulley shaft. The washer is for the idler pulley. It keeps the idler pulley from wearing through "triangular clip". If there is any more questions, please be sure to contact us! Hope you have a great day!
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, March 10, 2012