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My hotpoint tumble dryer is making a banging noise, is it the shaft assembly thats broken and can i fix it myself ?

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This could be a simple fix or more of a major task, so if you think you can have a go then great, first find tools and torch, empty any clothes, unplug from the power supply,disconnect vent if any, place unit on a table or bench then remove the back check for large quantities of fluff and dust, clean as much as possible, see if drive belt is secure and not damaged if this is not the case then the drum bearings may be worn, try to move the drum up and down, try the same thing from inside the door, as these dryers tend to wear front bearings quicker than rear ones, if excessive wear and you are confident, remove the drive belt and tensioner take note of the layout, remove supporting bracket at rear of drum taking careful note of where any nuts bolts are from, withdraw the drum you should now have access to all the bearings which are usually like a special plastic runners or ring, contact local supplier stating make and model number ask for a bearing kit, replace bearings and rebuild machine, all this could take up a few hours to a few days so ensure you can manage without a working dryer.............good luck

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  • James Stirling Sep 19, 2013

    Be careful! unless you are good at fixing electrical stuff don't bother! It is more practical-and often cheaper- to call in at a good repair shop that delas with nothing else but washing and dryer machines of all makes. Ask them to call at your home (usually free estimate call) to examine your present machine and see if it is worth you doing a repair or using it as a part exchange on one of their fully refurbished machines.

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This sounds like the bearings but will need model number
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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