Question about Hoover Dryers
We thought this was the belt and have bought a new belt. However when we took the top panel off, the belt looks unworn. The dryer is only 2 years old but does get quite a lot of use. We can't figure out how to get to the motor. Does the back come off? How do we get to where we can replace the belt, or do you think it is a different problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like the rear tub bearing has worn out that would explain the noise and if it got too bad the bearing can break causing the drum to stick and not be able to turn
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
Likely the main drum bearing in the back. I have seen these go bad, and loud squeaky noise tells you. You can get a new main bearing and replace. It is in the center of the back of the drum, accessee through back panel of dryer usually.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
it could be a worn motor bearing, but they usually last for 20 years, i would guess that you have a worn drum roller, the thing that holds up the drum and looks like a wheel.
if your sure the motor has a worn bearing then replacing the motor is not easy as you have to unscrew the blower wheel from the motor shaft.
it also may be that you are talking about the idler pulley being worn. it is the device that holds tension against the belt and they also will wear out and be "wobbly"
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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