Thread Number: 35327  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux Sidekick: What lube to use?
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Post# 380069   10/21/2017 at 13:22 (394 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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So I recently got hold of an Electrolux Sidekick mini power nozzle as part of a full Electrolux tool kit for my uprights. It seems to work fine except for a slight dry bearing squawk, which seems to be coming from the brush roll instead of the motor. Is there a particular type of lubricant I should use on those bearings? light machine oil? heavy grease? maybe something in between?

Post# 380091 , Reply# 1   10/21/2017 at 20:39 (394 days old) by blknblu (CT)        

I usually use a Teflon based dry lube for that. One advantage, it does not attract dirt as much as a petroleum based lube. There are many different brands, but you should be able to find one easily.

Post# 380141 , Reply# 2   10/22/2017 at 15:01 (393 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
The squawk is squelched...

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Thanks for the suggestion. I was not familiar with that type of lube but I bought a can while I was out running errands today. All I can say is the squeal is gone. That Sidekick actually now runs quieter than the other one I have; in fact, I went ahead and gave it a squirt as well.

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