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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.

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


this could be the bearings on your hotpoint
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


How to Repair Need help fixing your appliances Need help fixing your appliances

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


sounds like bearings on your tdc32
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


How to Repair Need help fixing your appliances Need help fixing your appliances

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


sounds like bearings in your ctd40
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


How to Repair Need help fixing your appliances Need help fixing your appliances

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


Replace termofuse normally white in color with wire feeds at both ends 1 " long or so This happens mostly when exhaust pipe is blocked clear pipe and filters

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014


hi push the top of drum at back in side upwards if it lifts bearing is worn if so take cover of back remove wire pin to change bearing

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014


hi ime not sure 1st thing i would check is there any ware in bearings on armeture in motor that would cause that

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014


hi check heater element hasent broke if ok go for thermostat

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014


yes it does have belt can you turn drum in side by hand if yes and belt hasent broke must have come of pully belt should be tight on drum

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014


hi make sure condenser box is clean that is one with metal plates if so make sure were filter goes is clear maybe blockage

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Mar 12, 2014


hi take lid off the start switch clips in from the back panel

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Feb 14, 2014


hi is condesor nice and clean allso duct in dryer

Hotpoint TDC32... | Answered on Feb 14, 2014

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