It is required that each bowl seal to be installed with our food grade lubricant. Our high-performance, non-hardening, NSF approved lubricant will increase the life of the seal considerably. This lubricant should be applied liberally on the outside of the shaft sleeve, inside of the bowl seal and on the face of the o-ring. Each bowl seal now comes with enough lubricant for one installation. We recommend that the bowl seal be taken out and lubricated bi-weekly. You can add a bottle of the lubricant on this page or view it in our maintenance section of the site. Each tube of lubricant is good for multiple replacements and/or bi-weekly lubrication.
We highly recommend the replacement of the shaft sleeve if grooving or pitting is evident. With a worn shaft sleeve, the bowl seal may not seal correctly and the life of the seal will be considerably shorter.
Add the lubricant and shaft sleeve to your order in the recommended products section on this page.
|Replacement for the following OEM Part Numbers:|
- Stephan VCM 40: 0180
- Hobart VCM 40: A-106978
- Stephan: 3M4065-02 and 3I0007-04
- Berkel VCM 44: 3-K1012-03