The Englander 25-PDV and 25-PDVC auger bearings do not come greased when purchased brand new. See the dry channel in the pictures below. See Englander 25-PDVC auger and bearings in pictures below.
Simply pump red high temperature grease from a cartridge into the alemite (Zerk) fitting using a grease gun purchased from Lowes or Home Depot.
This should be done atleast every 2-3 years to keep your auger motor from wearing out easily.
Here are some helpful reference pictures:
Bottom Auger with dry bearing. See empty grease channel.
|Grease gun setup|
|Squeezing in the red grease||Filled channel|
|Greased auger sprayed with Dry Moly (after wire wheel brushing and grinding rough spots)||Align Augers and check to see if they turn freely. Zerk fitting on left for easy access.|
|New high quality auger motors||Top auger in hopper|