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     fixbear updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • dixitpatel

    Member
    August 8, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    what kind of grease should i use for lubricating Turbochef NGC-1573 Hinge, Right (Door Hinge)

  • fixbear

    Member
    August 8, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I have to ask why it need lubrication. They are built to be dry due to the heat of a oven. If it has gotten rusty and is binding, Then is was stored in a moist area. But if you have a problem with the door closing, Then more likely the door is out of adjustment. A graphite lube would probably last the best.

    If you do not have access to a RF meter to test the door for leaks, Do not attempt a adjustment. Microwaves are very dangerous.

    What model oven do you have?

  • dixitpatel

    Member
    August 9, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Really appreciate for your reply. I am a student and am taking online classes for turbo chef. I have an old oven model number NGC-1070. I am practicing on it, but the oven door is very hard to open and close. I had removed and cleaned the hinge, and it is working smoothly. I also saw hard lubricant on the hinge while I was removing it. So my question is, that do I need high temp lubricant and what kind according to the model. In this case will the graphite lube work or please suggest.

    • ectofix

      Member
      August 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      <div>So my question is, that do I need high temp lubricant and what kind
      according to the model. In this case will the graphite lube work or
      please suggest.</div>

      My first inclination was advise a graphite-based lubricant used for burner valves:

      Graphite Stop Cock Grease

      That’s obviously made for a specific purpose. FWIW: there aren’t really any lubricants which can withstand 500°F for very long

      I know that their hinges get hard to open and even get squeaky. Our newest BULLET ovens got to doing that after less than a year’s use. However, I haven’t yet opened them up to apply any lubrication.

      I’ve seen that their hinges come with some type of brown-ish grease. Perhaps you should call TurboChef tech support and ask them.

      • fixbear

        Member
        August 11, 2020 at 7:31 am

        <div>I’ve seen that their hinges come with some type of brown-ish grease.</div>

        <div>

        Now we are getting somewhere. There are not many greases that are brown. So we are probably looking at a vegetable base Lithium thickened NIGI 2 grease. Does it get waxy and crumble when old? Otherwise it could be a Urea base synthetic. Doubt it due to the cost and special packaging in THC tubes. Fifty bucks for a 2.5 oz tube. Both are 350 F working temp. But vast differences in melting temp. I doubt the hinge area will get above that.

        Lithium base vegetable oil

        Urea base synthetic

        </div>

  • fixbear

    Member
    August 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    If you saw a white type of paste on the hinge, it was probably a food grade lithium made by Lubriplate. You never told us if you have any corrosion or just dry grease. To free it up I would either get a squeeze bottle of Lock-Ease from a automotive supply or mix powered graphite with a little alcohol and light oil to squirt into the pins. But most problems with the Turbo-Chef’s are alignment. It’s a bit tricky to get right.

    Finding powered graphite is easy from any hobbie shop or Boy Scout center. Think Pine-Wood derby wheels.

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