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Title: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: grkeener on September 18, 2013, 07:07:15 AM
just a poll who believes in oiling roller shafts and idler pulleys when working on dryers why yes or why no?
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: Patricio on September 18, 2013, 08:04:31 AM
I use powdered graphite when inside a dryer.  I do it because I use it on anything that that has fiction that originally does not use a oil or grease lubricant. another example would be a lock mechanism.  Graphite is a dry lubricant.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: theoldstoveguy on September 18, 2013, 08:10:42 AM
Royal Purple synthetic oil as won't break down,use to use zoom spout but synthetic oil is far better. Even rollers above heating elements like on a Maytag or Speed Queen with poor air because of location of the dryer.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: dab147315 on September 18, 2013, 09:07:37 AM
I use powdered graphite when inside a dryer.  I do it because I use it on anything that that has fiction that originally does not use a oil or grease lubricant. another example would be a lock mechanism.  Graphite is a dry lubricant.
Sounds to me a good way to go.Dry and you don't have lint sticking on roller shaft from oil.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: ramwash on September 19, 2013, 03:12:14 AM
I use crc tac2, spray on as a liquid and thickens up to a grease, works great
Check out the link
http://www.crcindustries.com.au/adhesive-lubricant


Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: grkeener on September 19, 2013, 07:36:37 AM
I use turbine oil it is the best in my book I  have used it for years.   we have a guy working for us that does not oil or lubricate rollers at all! what do you think ?
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: AppTek on September 19, 2013, 07:55:33 AM
Dryer drum rollers and pulleys have oil impregnated bushings. They do not need oil. Adding oil will cause more lint/dust to stick to the rollers/shaft and wear the rollers out faster.  I never oil them. I just clean the shaft with WD40 and dry it well. Then install new rollers.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: grkeener on September 19, 2013, 08:09:44 AM
ROLLERS THAT ARE NOT REPLACED NEED TO BE OILED AS THEY DRY OUT AND TURBINE OIL DOES NOT COLLECT LINT HAVING RAN A RENTAL COMPANY FOR FORTY YEARS I HAVE SEEN THE SAME DRYERS FOR YEARS AND CAN SAY IF YOU DONT OIL THEY WILL FAIL!
 
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: AppTek on September 19, 2013, 08:19:46 AM
For the price of rollers i replace them at that point while I am there. If they ran dry its likely they are worn some.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: grkeener on September 19, 2013, 08:28:18 AM
TO REMAIN IN GOOD CONDITION YOU MUST KEEP IT CLEAN AND OILED JUST LIKE A GUN OR FISHING ROD SOME OF THE DRYERS WE RENTED OUT WOULD BE IN PERFECT CONDITION TWENTY TO THIRTY YEARS LATER!
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: grkeener on September 19, 2013, 08:29:46 AM
YOU SHOULD REPLACE ROLLERS OR OIL THEM BUT DONT DO NOTHING!
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: theoldstoveguy on September 19, 2013, 09:13:37 AM
I have used synthetic oil for 8 years and on a apartment laundry room. Since I have used this oil never changed a roller. Yes I lose income but picked up 4 apartment complexes from that. Guys before were out every 2-4 months to change parts.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: Bailey on September 19, 2013, 09:30:27 AM
Maytag used sintered iron bearings in their drum rollers and sold bottles of SBL lubricant for them. I asked our service rep what the initials stood for and the reply was "Synthetic Based Lubricant"
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: AJ on September 19, 2013, 05:28:18 PM
grkeener, I think your CAPS button is stuck. ;)
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: grkeener on September 20, 2013, 07:30:15 AM
sorry but I keep on caps to see better . old habits! LoL
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: Patricio on September 20, 2013, 10:40:42 AM
Was hurting my ears. (-:
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: tgoods on September 20, 2013, 01:58:28 PM
I'm on the no oil side of the debate. In the past, when I've tried cleaning and oiling squeaky rollers. I was always back within a week.  If I installed a new roller without oil, I would very rarely ever see it again.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: dab147315 on September 20, 2013, 03:19:22 PM
How about the shaft the roller roll on?They are sometimes all gum up with black crap.What to you do with that .Lets says its a whirlpool dryer.You got to clean that first before installing new rollers.So another open end question what do you do?
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: AJ on September 20, 2013, 03:42:18 PM
No problem, lol...

Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: AJ on September 20, 2013, 03:44:03 PM
I clean the shafts with WD-40 and a rag. Then install new rollers.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: Bailey on September 20, 2013, 07:08:10 PM
I clean the shafts with emory cloth then then install new rollers dry.I think once a roller has begun to squeal the the bearing is damaged. If I don't have a new one I will oil it so they can use it until I get the new part.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: theoldstoveguy on September 20, 2013, 07:14:28 PM
I won't oil a squeaky roller, but oil when I install a new and never have to go back. Always clean the shaft.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: dab147315 on September 20, 2013, 08:20:15 PM
I also use emery cloth to clean the shaft and then use a couple drops of synthetic oil on the shaft to get the residue of the emery cloth off the shaft and a rag to wipe off the oil so its dry and then install rollers.On any dryer i always install the belt,rollers,and pulley.I make up my own kits for all the popular dyers.Whirpool dryers i carry a least 5 F.S.P kits.If the belt is broken i change all parts and vacuum it out.Wd-40 has a strong smell to it i would be worried about smell when you turn dryer on for heat.Customer might say something about odor.
Title: Re: oil and dryer rollers
Post by: Brent@CanBC on October 22, 2013, 03:49:18 AM
45 years in the business,  good for you.  I am into 28.   I also use the turbine oil.  Brent@CanBC