am replacing rear drum rollers. have noticed that the original rollers were lubricated, with bearings? I note that the replacement rollers do not appear to be the exposed, lubricated kind? should i lubricate with the auto type white grease or leave alone. Also for what its worth, the left roller was binding, but there was no evidence of scaring. of any kind on the shaft. Are the left and right shafts the same diameter?
ANSWER Hello Fxworth76,
I was taught to never lubricate anything inside a dryer because lint would stick to the lubrication and cause the bearing to fail faster than if it were never lubricated. The bearings are impregnated with a dry lubricant that lubricates the bearing as it wears. Of course if there is any residue on the roller shafts you should clean them with rubbing alcohol. The residue is normally from the softener sheets and will cause binding of the bearings when heated up.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, August 20, 2013