I have removed the drum bearings but need to replace the shaft. It is tight. Are they reverse threads?
Answer Hello Paul,
These will have to be tight. They are not reverse threads but will seem like it since the nuts thread on from the rear.
Do I put grease on this shaft? If so, what kind?
Answer Hello Joe,
The shaft is impregnated with a lubricant so as it wears it actually lubricates itself. If you put a wet lubricant, lint will stick to it and cause it to fail prematurely. If you absolutely have to put something on it, you have to use a dry lubricant that won't stain the clothes such as corn starch or baby powder.