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Offline grkeener

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oil and dryer rollers
« 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?
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #4 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
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http://www.crcindustries.com.au/adhesive-lubricant



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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #5 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 ?
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #7 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!
 
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #9 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!
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 08:29:46 AM »
YOU SHOULD REPLACE ROLLERS OR OIL THEM BUT DONT DO NOTHING!
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #12 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"

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2013, 05:28:18 PM »
grkeener, I think your CAPS button is stuck. ;)

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2013, 07:30:15 AM »
sorry but I keep on caps to see better . old habits! LoL
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2013, 10:40:42 AM »
Was hurting my ears. (-:
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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #17 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?

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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2013, 03:42:18 PM »
No problem, lol...


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Re: oil and dryer rollers
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 03:44:03 PM »
I clean the shafts with WD-40 and a rag. Then install new rollers.