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Re: hot point dryer
The drum has dropped
the drum is suspended on felt pads to seal the drum edges, nylon guides at the front, and rubber tyred thrust rollers to withstand the torque of the motor and belt at the rear.
the usual cause is the rollers have failed, common fault, easy fix, cheap too
good rollers look like this
worn rollers like this
try not to run the dryer till the rollers are replaced, the extra strain will break the belt,
unplug dryer(220v is Not Fun)
remove lint screen
undo screws inside lint screen holder, screwing it to case lid (so lid can tilt up)
with putty knife or other blunt blade, release spring catches under front corners of case lid
raise case lid
remove screws 1/3 way down front corners of body holding front panel on
remove door switch cable from door switch
lift door off set aside
drum motor felts and bearings are now accessible.
pull tensioner fully agains spring
remove belt from motor pulley
lift drum and withdraw fully forwards
with drum removed check support rollers for free movement, check drum slides and/or drum felts for wear
loop belt loosely around drum at wear marks from prior installation
reinsert drum onto rollers bearings slides felts as installed.
loop belt around motor pulley
pull tensioner pulley against spring to end of its travel
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drum needs to be taken out and guides need to be checked ,i presume that this plastic is a broken drum guide.check all drum rollers for wear at this point.It shouldnt be that difficult just remember which way the belt comes off the idler pulley,dryer drum rotates simply with a belt surounding the drum thus the guides,drum rollers and idler are checked to find where the grease is coming from,hope this helps,
It could be one of the pulleys on the bottom of the drum. Take the top and front panels off of the dryer. Get some WD-40. Now the hard part, there is no easy way, but put your right arm in underneath the drum (the right side of the drum)and spray the pulley the best you can. This is the hardest, but the easiest way to fix this problem, without having to take the entire dryer and drum apart. I had the similar problem. I didn't completely fix the problem, but the squeak has been significantly quieted.
You need to replace the rear drum bearing, and also the plastic bearing pads at the front of the dryer, where the drum goes round against the front panel.
There is a repair kit that contains all the parts you need to carry out this repair, with instructions on what to do.
It does involve stripping the dryer down to complete these repairs.