Whirlpool WTW5300SQ0 Washer - grease recommendation

DoctorRed

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Location
Ohio
Model Number
WTW5300SQ0
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
Hello fellers,

I have an old Whirlpool WTW5300SQ0 washing machine that had worn agitator dogs. I opened it up to install a new agitator kit I bought online. Most online tutorials suggest to use agitator grease which costs 20+ dollars (specifications say that it's simply a high content silicone grease). Will a 3 dollar silicone grease work just fine?

Also, what type of grease if any should I apply to the transmission head. Here is an image to what I am referring to:
Any helps is appreciated!
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Will a 3 dollar silicone grease work just fine ?
Probably.

what type of grease if any should I apply to the transmission head
I don't care for much grease near the clothes....a .little petroleum jelly can help protect the tranny shaft and spline.

jeff.
 
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