Thread Number: 35917  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Oiling an Electrolux PN2
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Post# 385248   2/2/2018 at 15:45 (261 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I'm cleaning up a PN2 that came with my Golden J. What kind of oil should I use on the brush roll bearings? Thanks!

Post# 385272 , Reply# 1   2/2/2018 at 19:52 (261 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
would this work?

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I'm wondering if this is what to use...or maybe just sewing machine oil?

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Post# 385288 , Reply# 2   2/2/2018 at 22:34 (261 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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These threads always turn into a battle of the egos, but people either say 3 in 1 oil, sewing oil, or SAE-30 nondetergent motor oil. I use SAE30 oil myself, the others are too light for high rpm vacuum motors.

Post# 385301 , Reply# 3   2/3/2018 at 02:48 (260 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I used sewing machine oil the other day because its all i had on hand at the time clean and oil my power head for my Electrolux AP 200 seems to do fine again its all i had on hand at the time a few nights ago so it works for me so far. I have heard of 3 in 1 oil or SAW30 il try those and see what it does. But as of now i use sewing machine oil cuz its the only one i had.

Post# 385319 , Reply# 4   2/3/2018 at 11:48 (260 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Tri-flow all day long .

Post# 385391 , Reply# 5   2/4/2018 at 14:16 (259 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

What gives Tri-Flow an advantage in tests is that after the oil is used up, Teflon remains. Personally, I'd rather have the oil itself be designed for the job at hand.


I know a stellar tech in vintage analog gear that lubes reel deck motors with Tr-Flow.....not because it's the best oil, but because yrs down the road as the oil is used up/slung away from the bearings Teflon will remain. In short, he won't get the deck back for dry motor bearings.



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