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Noisy, wobbly Asko dryer

Asko dryer just started wobbling noisily and it looks as though the drum is out of alignment. Inside the machine I found a small piece of torn rubber that looks like it's from a belt. How do I open the dryer to see what's wrong? If it's a broken belt, is this easy to replace myself?

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  • Janelle Tablada May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it could be a belt. But I would like to know if there's a front panel? Or is the washer housing is all one piece?


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This could be the front drum support wheels. They are made of rubber and I just replace one that had broken up, causing the machine not to spin at all. (I replaced both while I had the machine apart as I'm sure the other one is at the end of its life too).

To get at it, I had to take the top and the back off of the machine (removing all screws) and then unhook the belt so I could pull the drum out enough to see the wheels. The wheels are bolted to the front plastic with a nut situated inside of it, so you will have to loosen that to hold the nut in place.

You'll need some torx bits of various sizes to do this job and reassembly takes some jiggling to line everything up. Took me about 2 hours all together.

BTW - if it is the belt , it is virtually the same procedure, but if your drum is rotating at all, I doubt it is the belt.

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