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I want to put greace on the bushing of the drum of may Hotpoint dryer. Do I have to unscrew the 3 screws that are at the bottom of the drum ? The repairman that sold me the 2 front supports told me that I just have to undo the strap, and pull-it to the front,but it doesn't get out.

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The repairman is right. Just take the belt off and the drum will pull right out the front.

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Maytag SDE4606AYW has a screaching sound when turnde on and running. What could be the problem and how do I open it up to look for the problem

Most likely the drum bearing, one or both of the drum rollers or bushing pads, or tensioner pulley bearing is worn. Once in a while it is a motor bearing. I don't know the exact layout of this model, but the general procedure is
  1. Pull the plug.
  2. Remove the bottom trim panel.
  3. Open the door and remove any screws along the top of the door frame going into the top of the dryer.
  4. Check the control panel attachment to the back. If the back of the dryer goes all the way to the top of the control panel, you will need to remove enough screws to detach the back from the control panel and the top of the dryer. You will probably also have to remove the two to four screws going from the control panel to the top.
  5. If all is sufficiently loosened at this point, you should be able to pull the front of the top loose. It may be attached by spring clips. If necessary, shine a strong light into the crack between the top and the front or sides to see what holds it on. Lift the top up like the hood on a car or the surface of a kitchen range. Be careful; it isn't really hinged at the back. You may have to pull it out from under the control panel.
  6. Now you can look inside the dryer for screws attaching the front to the sides. Don't remove these yet. First, turn the drum by hand to see if you can tell where the squeak comes from. If the drum has a scored track all the way around it, you will be looking to see what caused that in the last step.
  7. Disconnect the door switch and lamp wires after you make a note of which wire goes where.
  8. Now you are probably ready to remove the front from the dryer. With the door open, check for any screws there that may be holding the front to the sides. Close the door and remove any screws along the bottom of the front. Remove the screws at the top. Be careful not to lose any sheet-metal spring nuts that may be clipped on to the panels.
  9. Now you should be able to pull the front panel assembly off and look at the entire drum drive mechanism. If you see drum rollers (wheels with solid rubber tires about 3" - 4" diameter), check them for worn bushings or unevenly worn rubber. Inspect any pads between the bottom of the drum and the frame (worn pads will squeak and score the drum). Walk the drum belt off the tensioner pulley, (or if you are strong enough, pull against the spring to release the belt and push the belt off). Check the tensioner pulley for excess play in the bearing. You can also now rotate the motor shaft and feel the condition of its bearings.
On many GE dryers, there are no rollers, but a single nylon sleeve bushing for a pin journal attached to the back of the drum. This is easy to access for replacement by removing a small panel on the back, which is a good thing because it needs to be changed every 3-7 years. However, the Maytag dryers I've worked on had rollers.

Nov 18, 2010 | Maytag SDE4606A Electric Dryer

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Solution for washing machine

  1. remove top cover.
  2. Remove soap dispenser draw.
  3. unscrew the screws securing the the soap dispenser to front console.
  4. Pull timer dial off, noting position of symbols.
  5. slide console panel to right, and lift up out of way of front panel.
  6. Undo 3 screws securing top of front panel.
  7. undo 2 screws securing door interlock to front of panel.
  8. Remove plastic clip securing door seal to front of panel.
  9. remove wire clamp band round front of door seal.
  10. Undo 3 screws at bottom of front panel securing it to cabinet .
  11. remove front panel.
  12. Unscrew thye top wire clamp band securing the seal to drum front.
  13. remove door seal.
  14. Fit new door seal, making sure the drainage holes are at the bottom dead center.
  15. reassemble in reverse order.
  16. Please rate my solution.
  17. Thanks.

Nov 06, 2009 | Washing Machines

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How do you take the back off a Hotpoint Ctd85 tumble dryer . I have taken all the screws out and the top of the machine and the two bottom corners are still holding the back on tight. I cant see anything...

most dryers you cant remove the back, you remove the front face then the top, then drum and this is how you get into the rear dryer area

Oct 31, 2009 | Dryers

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The dryer makes a screaching noise when running. It still has been drying our clothes, but the noise isn getting increasing louder. The dryer is only about 6 years old. Could this be a belt related...

the noise can come from 1) something stuck between the tub and the felt. 2) bad roller / axel two in the back 3) bad idler pulley 4) wore glides ( in the front bottom)

Sep 27, 2009 | Amana Dryers

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Drum makes noise after I unscrewed the screws inside the machine.

You will have to remove the drum from the front and replace the drum support cup kit.

May 23, 2009 | Frigidaire FDE647RF Dryer

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How do i fit a drive belt on a hotpoint tumble drier

Hi, To fit the belt to your dryer you will need to remove the top of the appliance by removing the screws at the rear. Pull of the timer/control knob. Look inside the top of the t/dryer behind the control panel you will see little plastic stems which are attached to the facia panel. You need to knock these out to remove the facia. Once this is off then you can remove the the top 3 screws and the bottom 3 screws the front panel will now come off for you to place the belt on the drum and over the motor spindle. Becareful as the t/dryer will be very loose and will twist. it is easier to lay the appilance down on its back to stop everything falling about. Now you can put it back together in the reverse order....
Good luck.............

Jan 26, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

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Where do I drain the tumble dry water on a hotpoint wd62 wash/dry

remove the top panel by unscrewing the 3 screws at the back of the washer dryer . remove the top and then remove the back metal panel. the screws are down the side and all around the back of the panel. once you have removed the panel check for the black rubber hose that connects to the drum. remove the clip holding the rubber hose by prising it with a small screwdriver. be careful as the water will flow out quite quickly. Check the hose pipe for any blockages and clear as required.

Jan 04, 2009 | Hotpoint WD62 Front Load Washer / Dryer

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Unsure how to access drier to put on new drive belt

Here is my own solution...
Disconnect from mains (of course) remove top (2 screws at back near top) Unplug electric connectors (on back panel, top RHS). Make sure note what goes where! Lie unit down on front remove screws (2) holding the drum spindle cover (centre of back) and remove cover pop off the circlip holding drum spindle, and washer unscrew back panel - hex headed screws round outside of back Remove screws at bottom of back panel which screw into the plastic vent housing (3 I think) Lift whole back off. (there's a plastic lip at bottom - need to pull away from this a bit) The drum spindle will be unsupported now, so don't move unit Full access now to drum and motor beneath Get and put on new belt reassemble.
Actually, having got into unit, found could not get belt from local spares shop (it had closed down), so bought new drier!

Dec 15, 2008 | Zanussi TD4212W Electric Dryer

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Replacing the Drive Belt

I am not an expert but I do have a Hotpoint 9334 Tumble Dryer which I guess is similar to the 9314.
To replace belt or heater element you must remove the front panel complete with door.
Screws are different sizes in different places so note where they belong as you remove them.

1. Remove 2 screws at rear top which go through the brackets holding the top panel, slide back the top panel a little and lift it off.
2. Pull off the rotary timer knob and remove 2 screws beneath.
3. This is the tricky bit! Remove the the plastic panel which covers the switches etc.. This panel has 5 plastic fingers which secure it to the metal plate behind, locate the ends of the fingers where they pass through the metal plate. Using a metal rod or punch and a hammer, tap the ends of the fingers to push them back through the holes easing each in turn a little at a time to avoid distorting the plastic unduly. (This is a bit scary as you have to hit them quite hard and the fingers look fragile)
4. Open the door and remove the 4 screws then remove 3 screws at the top and 3 screws at the bottom of the front panel. Lift and ease forward the front panel, unhook the door catch release wire, pull off the electrical connectors and put the front panel aside.
5. Lay the machine on its back and remove 1 screw holding the element housing to the top plate and pull off the electrical connectors.
6. Fit the belt around the drum, through the idler pulleys and over the motor spindle.
7. Put it all back together.

Sep 16, 2007 | Hotpoint TDL14 Electric Dryer

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