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It makes a constant squeaking noise

My hotpoint tdc32 tumble dryer works ok but it makes a constant squeaking noise. Does anyone know what is causing this and how i can stop it. Cheers.

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In most cases, this will be a worn idler pulley. I would inspect this pulley for excessive clearance.

Access to the idler pulley varies by model, if your dryer has a lower front panel (kick plate) start there. It should lift up and off or it may be held in place with a few screws or snaps; it may also have a catch at the edges or center gap between the kick panel and main panel. To release the catch, push a putty knife, wrapped with masking tape, into the gap and push back the catch. The next easiest access point is the rear panel. The rear access panel is held in place with several screws along the outer edges. The last resort method of access is the removal of the entire front panel. The front panel supports the front of the drum and so removal is more difficult. Front panel removal varies. In general, access is gained by lifting the top (remove the lint trap screws first), removing the screws that secure the front panel, and detaching the panel from the drum.

When reaching into the dryer be careful of sharp edges on the cabinet and interior supports. Reach in to the belt and give it tug. It should be taught and have only a little give. The belt should go under the idler pulley and over the motor pulley. Lift the idler pulley toward the motor to relieve tension on the belt and remove it from the motor pulley.

Turn the idler pulley wheel, it should turn smoothly, quietly and without any wobble. Inspect it for cracks or uneven wear. If the idler pulley does not maintain proper tension or is damaged it should be replaced. Depending upon your model, the entire assembly or just the wheel or bearing may be replaced.

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Try looking at the bearings
We have made a few videos on these dryers and there are some very good repair guides on these.
if you need parts please feel free to see site or contact me with the full model number of the ID plate How-to-Repair
How replace the bearing kit

And if you have the type with a fixed Riveted Drum shaft then you will need this video


In our repair guides you will find help on all the tumble dryer problems


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