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Hotpoint VTD00 Banging loudly once per rev

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When I turn the drum by hand the bang seems to come from the right side ( as you look at it)

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Re: Hotpoint VTD00 Banging loudly once per rev - Dryers

I think the bearing has gone in the drum !!!

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The drum slides at the front are made of felt. Yours have worn away. The drum is banging up and down. If you open the door you will find that you can lift and lower the drum. If you drop the drum, you will hear it bang. They are easy to replace if you can get the front off the machine.

It could also be that the rear drum bearing is worn, but that doesn't normally make a banging noise. It is a metal spindle attached to the drum into a nylon sleeve in the back of the machine.

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hi put you hand in drum at the top at the back get someone to lean on top of dryer see if you can push drum upwards if so you need to change rear bearing if you do there is a cover in centre of the back held by two screws you will see a pin going through the shaft pull it out take bearing out some have a skrew holding it in to put new one in take lid off so you can pull drum up to push new one in place put pin and cover back its quite easy hope this helps

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Maybe the heat in your dryer over time has melted weak glue and loose components are hitting against the drum

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there are bushings or rollers at the front of the drum that do wear out this will cause the thumping as it turns. A local appliance repair place may be able to source out new guides for you.

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My White Knight sensordry tumbledryer has been making a loud banging noise, (like there are shoes banging about). Is it a bearing problem? Is it a problem that i can fix?

sounds like the bearing carrier has come away from the drum-same as mine,seems to part of the drum
so not available seperately-its riveted on not bolted,mine has deformed and enlarged the rivet holes in the drum so a repair dosent seem practicle if yours hasnt chewed itself up then you may be able to replace the rivets with nuts and bolts and maybe change the bushing kit for about 6 quid

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Sounds like the drum bearing or shaft is worn.
Remove rear panel of dryer, you should see the drum shaft, check for wear here.

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THe drum id banging loudly, How do I open the

turn the dryer around so that the back faces you.there should be two screws at both corners under the top.unscrew these,then slide the top back toward you and lift up.before attempting any of the above,disconnect the appliance from the mains.with the top removed,you can have a good look inside the dryer and see what the problem is.remember,unplug first.

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Hotpoint vtd00 just replaced the belt for 3rd time put kids clothes into dry and loads of smoke and burning any clues?

Sounds like the motor is turning but the belt is not so, the belt is just setting there burning. You should be able to turn the drum by hand, check the drum rollers and the belt tension roller.

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First, UNPLUG YOUR DRYER! Now open the dryer door and remove the 2 screws at the door hinges... remove the door and set aside, then remove the 2 screws opposite the hinges. Grasp the front panel near the top, just below the top panel and pull it toward you... do this on both sides. Tilt the panel forward then lift it off of the lower clips.

With the front panel gone, you'll see a 5/16" screw just below the top panel on both sides, top left and right. Remove these and the clips too... now you can lift the top panel like the hood of your car.

To gain further access, remove the 6 (3 on each side) screws holding the front drum support/blower vent panel, then set this aside.

If you want to remove the drum... first, take a flashlight and look closely at how the belt is routed around the idler pulley and the motor shaft. (You'll have to re-route it for reassembly.) Reach in there with both hands, with one hand rotate the spring loaded idler pulley back to release tension off the belt, then with the other hand remove the belt from the motor shaft. Now lift and pull the drum out the front of the cabinet.

Check to make sure the rollers in the back rotate freely. You can remove the rollers, buff the roller shafts with emery cloth, lube the shaft with light oil (like sewing machine oil) and reinstall the rollers. Lube the idler pulley also. Rotate the motor by hand and listen for the squeak you described.

Also check the front drum support panel you removed earlier. The drum rides on this as it rotates... As you are looking at the drum support from the drum side, inspect the 10 o'clock to the 2 o'clock area closely. If the glides (teflon) are worn it'll squeak when it rotates.

Hope this helps. Oh yeah! Almost forgot.... the belt won't squeak at all. It'll be the motor, rollers or drum glides.

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