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Asko T720 Dryer with a wobbly, thumping drum. The belt is not the problem. It looks like the drum has come away from the front of the dryer. Anyone?

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You probaly have problems with rollers in front of the drum.

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How to change the belt on dryer


CHANGING THE DRIVE BELT
1. Remove the top cover and the rear panel.
2. T720/780: Remove the external fan housing.
3. Remove the special tool.
4. Remove the belt from the belt pulley and take off the belt.
5. Feed the belt over the drum onto the motor shaft and over the belt pulley.
6. Install the special tool.
7. T720/780: Replace the external fan housing.
8. Replace the rear panel and top cover.
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REMOVING THE TOP COVER
1. Remove the three T20 screws at the rear of the top cover. (Keep the two star washers.)
2. Tilt the cover and pull it backwards.

25758001-gtkp3url2ghtdqenstp5bokb-1-0.jpg REMOVING THE REAR PANEL
1. Remove the top cover.
2. Unscrew the centering nut until the face of the nut is level with the end of the thread and knock out the bearing.
3. Fit the special tool (part no. 88 011 54) by fitting the tube end into one of the stamped out keyholes in the front rail. Lift the rear edge of the drum and press the drum edge onto the roller.
4. Remove the ground connection (yellow/green wire) from the input terminal block (see pages 8 and 9).
5. Take the cable bundle out of the cable clamp and pull the header block off its terminal pins.
6. Remove the wiring:
T700/T720: R1 a, R1 b, R1 13, R1 14, R1 34 on the contactor.
T760/T780: Ra, Rb, R13, R14, R34 on the contactor and F3 and F4 on the radio interference filter.
7. T720/T780: Remove the hoses to the water tank housing.
8. Remove the centering nut and the eight screws.
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NOTE: Do not remove or loosen the screws around the heater housing or drum bearing.
_____________________________________________________
9. T720/T780: Remove the three plastic screws at the lower part of the rear panel.
10. Lift off the rear panel.
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1. Remove the top cover and rear panel.
2. Unclip the external rear fan housing suction side.
3. Unscrew the 10 mm nut on the external rear fan wheel and remove it.
4. Lift the external rear fan housing motor side and pull it toward you.
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Jun 23, 2015 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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Dryer Belt Replacement Replace Dryer Belt Admiral Amana Asko Crosley ...


If you need to replace your dryer belt and need a diagram to see how it goes, check out these diagrams.

For Admiral all models will look like this

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Installation Tips: Ribs against drum


For Amana all models will look like this
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum

For Asko all models will look like this
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum


For Crosley all models will look like this
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum

Fridgidaire
1970 – 1985
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum

1985 – 1995
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum

1995 – present
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Style: Flat belt
Installation Tips: Side of belt with words faces away from drum

on Mar 02, 2010 | Dryers

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How to replace belt on asko t701 drier


CHANGING THE DRIVE BELT
1. Remove the top cover and the rear panel (see page 26).
2. T720/780: Remove the external fan housing (see page 32).
3. Remove the special tool.
4. Remove the belt from the belt pulley and take off the belt.
5. Feed the belt over the drum onto the motor shaft and over the belt pulley.
6. Install the special tool.
7. T720/780: Replace the external fan housing.
8. Replace the rear panel and top cover.
_____________________________________________________
REMOVING THE TOP COVER
1. Remove the three T20 screws at the rear of the top cover. (Keep the two star washers.)
2. Tilt the cover and pull it backwards.

REMOVING THE REAR PANEL
1. Remove the top cover.
2. Unscrew the centering nut until the face of the nut is level with the end of the thread and knock out the bearing.
3. Fit the special tool (part no. 88 011 54) by fitting the tube end into one of the stamped out keyholes in the front rail. Lift the rear edge of the drum and press the drum edge onto the roller.
4. Remove the ground connection (yellow/green wire) from the input terminal block (see pages 8 and 9).
5. Take the cable bundle out of the cable clamp and pull the header block off its terminal pins.
6. Remove the wiring:
T700/T720: R1 a, R1 b, R1 13, R1 14, R1 34 on the contactor.
T760/T780: Ra, Rb, R13, R14, R34 on the contactor and F3 and F4 on the radio interference filter.
7. T720/T780: Remove the hoses to the water tank housing.
8. Remove the centering nut and the eight screws._____________________________________________________
NOTE: Do not remove or loosen the screws around the heater housing or drum bearing.
_____________________________________________________
9. T720/T780: Remove the three plastic screws at the lower part of the rear panel.
10. Lift off the rear panel.

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Sep 22, 2014 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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Dryer makes banging sound as drum rotates


The drum rollers are worn out and wobble when moving..it should be more of a thump/thump sound, unless really are almost gone...UNPLUG dryer and raise top...Since no model. i'm going with standard kenmore/whirlpool dryer type. The top has two screws by lint filter..Remove these and raise top...The front can be removed by removing two screws inside each front corner. The door switch must be disconnected at wiring..Remove front and set aside...The drum can be removed after the belt comes off...look down in right rear corner under drum..you will see the belt pulley and you want to see how it goes around pulley to help reinstall..remove belt, there will be tension and make sure you draw yourself a diagram of path of belt to ease install of belt....now once belt is removed, you can pull out drum...there are two drum rollers. They are bad if you roll them and they wobble and make noise. They should be almost quiet when you roll them if they are good..the belt roller can be bad and squeek...check this as well...replace parts and reinstall

Jan 31, 2011 | Dryers

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My Asko dryer is thumping loudly. I am finding bits of rubber when the lower panel is removed.


You need to have your drum rollers replaced, they are making the noise because they are falling apart.
Also it could be or include the drum belt breaking down and falling apart...which means its about to break.
Normally pretty cheap parts can be found on the net...look around.
Its a pretty easy fix.

Jan 15, 2011 | Asko Dryers

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How do I replace the belt on my Asko T761 dryer? Do I go in thru the front, the back? Are there instructions on-line for belt replacement?


Hi,

How to install a belt on ASKO dryer
Belt Type: Flat belt with ribs
Installation Notes: Ribs go against drum

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You could Refer to :-

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2006/05/08/asko-t700-dryer-wheel-drum-and-belt-replacement-instructions/

It would be a Generic one but would help you.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Mar 11, 2010 | Asko T761 Electric Dryer

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Noisy, wobbly Asko dryer


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.

Feb 23, 2009 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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Asko T720 clothes dryer - thumping noise like the drum is damaged and shakes when going.


hi
The drum of the dryer is usually turned by a motor-and-belt assembly. There are two very clear signs that the belt is malfunctioning: You can easily spin the drum by hand when the dryer is off, or you hear a heavy thumping sound coming from the drum when the dryer is running. Here's how to test and replace the drum belt:

Step 1: Locate the belt by removing the back or front service panel. Depending on the type of dryer you own, you may have to prop up the drum to keep it from sagging. Don't let the drum hang; the bolts that hold it in the cabinet could be damaged. Don't remove any more parts than necessary.

Step 2: Identify the belt. The old belt may be threaded around the idler pulley and motor drive shaft. Draw a diagram showing how the pulley is installed so you'll be able to replace it properly. If the old belt is worn or frayed, but not broken, leave it around the drum as a pattern for positioning the new belt; cut the old belt and remove it when the new belt is in position.

Step 3: Remove the old belt from the pulleys and stretch the replacement belt into place. The new belt must extend around the dryer drum and the pulleys. The trick is to align the belt on the drum with the pulleys -- the ribs on the new belt go against the drum.

Step 4: Once the belt is aligned, turn the drum by hand, if possible, to make sure the belt is tracking. You may have to reassemble part of the cabinet to do this.

Sep 13, 2008 | Asko Dryers

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Our Asko dryer (T720) has begun to make a heavy thumping noise, even if empty. (Sounds like a single wet & heavy object is in dryer)


Usually the drum rollers wear on that model making a thumping noise. The asko is a tough machine to work on. You may need a technician to service it.

Aug 01, 2008 | Asko Dryers

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ASKO t700 dryer thumping sound


usually whin you get one thump (or a quick double thump) you have a dent in the roller surface of the drum itself. Easiest way to check this is to unplug the unit and take the top off by removing the 3 torx screws in the rear, then lifting the top off. Once the top is off look at the very front edge of the drum as you rotate the whole thing by hand. If you see any irregularities on the surface, thats your problem. If you see nothing it could be a bad motor or roller, but its unlikely if its happening in the same place on the rotation evry time. What has usually happened with dents in the surface of the drum is that the unit was set down too hard (or dropped) and the wheels it rests on dented the metal they ride on. If thats the case the only solution is to replace the drum or live with it .Good Luck!

Feb 10, 2007 | Asko T700 Electric Commercial Dryer

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