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Hotpoint bearing lubricant?

Hi, just replaced the drum shaft seals and bearing in my VTD00P. The kit didn't come with any lubricants? can you advise what is the best lubricant to assemble the rear bearing with? Thx very much NB

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  • nbeechey Dec 13, 2008

    Thanks. I really appreciate your response. From another post I did put some graphite grease on the shaft. I don't suppose this'll be a problem? It's back together and seems to be working as it used to.

  • den4life Feb 15, 2009

    I have a hotpoint dryer (nbxr453ev1ww) and it sounds like the bearings need greased. I have not had the dryer apart yet to see if they need to be replaced, but wanted to find out what type of grease they are packed in. Are they sealed bearings? Is it a high-temp grease like you might use for a car?

    Also, I've had this dryer apart before and it seemed like it was easier to get inside to fix things. Does anybody have an answer for the quickest way to access the interior of the dryer? Thanks in advance for your help.

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No lubricant is req'd..The rear drum bearing is already impregnated with lubricant.

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"Bulkhead Parts"
Drum Support Rollers (item 44) Part #349241T (pkg. of two)
Rear Drum Seal (item 66) Part #279857
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I list all these parts as a convenience in case you need to order any of them, and to help illustrate where these parts are located. You may not need ANY of them.

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The drum seals can become brittle with age and start making noise as the drum rotates. This is particularly true with the rear drum seal. It will become discolored with age and turn brown in many cases. Inspect the front and rear seals of the drum for excessive wear. If parts of the seal begin to protrude into the interior part of the drum, this is a good sign that the seal is bad. The seals cannot be lubricated and will require replacement.

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