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Lubricant for bread maker pan mixer shaft

I have a ten year old Hitachi bread machine that still works fine, but I need to remove and clean the shaft. Last time I did this I used a standard white grease, and, of course, after 20 - 30 runs the grease has started to complain, sith the result that the shaft is fairly stiff. What type of lubricant should I use for this, and at what type of store should I expect to buy it?

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I just cleaned the shaft and put on Silicon. It seems to be working at top speed now. I almost threw the machine away, but itt makes wonderful bread.

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