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T721 dryer drum not turning (like belt broke) is that the likely prob. and I can (I believe) fix if an exploded parts view is available (as well as the part). What say?

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  • gmcreamer Sep 11, 2010

    TO: Macmarkus



    FROM. GMCREAMER (George)



    Middle of the night here-these instructions seem perfect to me. Will tear down dryer tomorrow after taking grandchild back to her parents.



    Am retired (age 76) from Navy and General Dynamics (Engineering Specialist). Never worked on this type dryer (never heard of it until moving here).



    Will let you know results.



    george

  • gmcreamer Sep 11, 2010

    TO: Macmarkus

    From: gmcreamer(george)
    My first look confirmed that the drum belt was brokenn (viewed from the front panel area. I then went to the rear, looking for the fuse, and to take the top off. Turns out that the back is different than your photos-the main power cable from wall 220V goes into the bottom of an enclosed rectangular box , with a small cover and a (what appears to be) 110V plug in cord running to the washer below. AND naturally i don't have the correct tool to loosen the torx screws-so I'm off to home depot to get the tool if I don't have it in my tool chest.

    the saga continues, thank you very much- gmcreamer

  • gmcreamer Sep 11, 2010

    TO: Macmarkus

    FROM: GMCREAMER (george)



    Now I am concerned! The part I just ordered from Repairclinic is the original Asko # 8052626.

    The model series I have is ASKO TD22, serial #051120211965.



    I found the proper tool for the screws-the terminal box cnotained 220v input to eqt., with taps to the washer 120v from one phase-leg of the input. This was all on a black fuse block, designated "control fuse" It appeared to be a self contained fuse block (ie. no fuse holder). No fuseholders or fuses were inside the chassis



    Request another rundown on the part numbers with the new info in para. one above.



    resp. gmcreamer

  • gmcreamer Sep 11, 2010

    To: Macmarkus



    From: gmcreamer (george)



    The PDF info came thru ok, and the part is on order (hope it's the right one), due to arrive on the 16th. Then we'll see if I can follow instructions.



    I'll update you-



    gmcreamer (george)

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

I suspect you are fairly accurate in the belt broken theory, based on your description...provided the unit is starting ok otherwise, not often a motor goes bad in an Asko dryer.

If you haven`t already checked the fuses or hi-temp cut out, I would suggest checking those as well. I will touch on that after.

You can confirm of dismiss the broken belt theory easily by way of removing the top or the service panel in the front.

**Unplug the unit from the wall first before servicing, safety first**

If via the top removal...

1) remove the three #25 torx screws along the back top, this will allow you to slide the top straight back and up away from the unit. That should present you with this ( looking from the back )...

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As you can see by this image, it will be obvious if the belt is intact.

OR, through the front lower access panel...

2) Remove the two philips head screws on either side of the panel and the panel should pull straight off. You should see this...

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As with the previous image, you can now inspect the belt status and condition...perhaps with a flashlight/torch.

If the belt is broke it is relatively easy to replace. Let me know what you find. Belt original Asko part # 80 526 26, but subs to 1154685 and usually will come new with tension spring and instructions "how to" at "repairclinic.com"

To check the fuse and hi-temp safety/cut out, access is at the back and there is no need to remove any panels...yet.

The Asko fuses are located at the back directly below the cord entering the dryer...

i.e.


To remove them, simply use a small knife or flat blade screwdriver inserted into the horizontal slots and turn it 45° left or until the slot is vertical...
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The fuse holder should "pop" out slightly to allow you to pullT721 dryer drum not turning - b7351c9.jpg way out...

i.e.

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It is necessary to check them with an ohm meter or by way of installing a replacement 15amp slow-blow fuse.

As a technician I also make it a habit to remove the top and check the wiring leading to and from the fuse holder assembly..T721 dryer drum not turning - 1d6f6d9.jpgr /> i.e. these are in good condition, it`s ok to replace the fuses.
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**In some cases the fuse holder and hub ( included in kit # 1460992 shown below ) become fatigued aT721 dryer drum not turning - e7a7586.jpg to be replaced should the fuse fail again in a short term.**


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The individual fuses by Asko original are # 80 581 40, though you will likely need to by the complete kit unless you can go to a local electronics store and ask for a 15amp 250v slow blow in-line fuse.

Last but not least the safety thermostat, aka the hi-temp cutT721 dryer drum not turning - 0d17834.jpg located on the back wall under the small black "button" and is a manual reset with a simple push...

i.e.

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As for a parts list and breakdown of your dryer, I do have them on my pc in adobe pdf, however they are too large to post here. If you wanted one you would have to post an email address in your reply where I can send it in the form of an "pdf" attachment.

Let me know how you make out and what you find. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 11, 2010

    I'm just of to bed for the night too George. Let me know how you make out. The Asko are made in Sweden and I think you'll find are engineered quite well, they are one of my favorites for servicing for sure.

    Look forward to hearing what you find tomorrow.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 11, 2010

    Hello again George.



    Yes I see what you're talking about with the difference in design. Sorry, I was explaining the previous incarnation of the Asko the TD70 to TD 73 series.



    They are essentially the same as you will see by the photo's in my post with minor cosmetic changes and exceptions such as the terminal box.



    The part numbers should also be the same as per the fuses. The belt will be part # 8061961 but also subs to the number I gave you at "repairclinic.com".



    I do have the service manual for your machine though as well, as do I have the quick start guides.



    Keep me posted how you make out or if you have any further questions. Good luck.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 11, 2010

    Hi George,



    The serieal number indicates the unit was built on the eleventh week in 2005 as it starts with 0511...



    That indicates to me it is indeed the series I referred to in my previous post although Asko will use different numbers to identify where they are sold, i.e. Europe, South pacific, U.S.A./Canada etc.



    Can you email me at my windows live account and I will send you the files I have on your dryer ?



    macmarkus@live.ca


  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 11, 2010

    Hey George,



    I'm sure you'll be fine. Once you receive the belt let me know if you need assistance installing it.



    **NOTE** It is only necessary to loosen the back panel to fit the belt down the front...but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)

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