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How To Rinse Harken Torlon Bearings?

I did a search on rinse and Torlon on the site and nothing came up.

I have a Harken Furler with Torlon bearings. The drum sits in a well and is not easily accessible. I do take the mast down for winter but leave the drum in place. How do I rinse the Torlon bearings? Just soak the drum down good or is there some aperture through which to spray water?

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I soak my roller furler unit in with torlon bearings in hot sudsy water while working the moving parts for about 10 minutes, then leave it soak, repeat till clean, per the user manual. Seems to work like a charm. Requires the head stay to be detached to remove it though.

I remember reading someplace to not use penetrants like wd40 on them.
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