Tumble dryer noisy Hotpoint
Indesit, Creda, Ariston, Crusader, Export, Jackson and Proline This video will show you how to rebuild these tumble dryers
There are many faults that will cause your tumble dryer to become noisy.
Due to the way dryers are designed many tumble dryer noises can be difficult to fix because you may need to strip the entire dryer down to get to some parts.
This video that is made on a noisy Hotpoint tumble dryer but is also good to uses on all these makes Indesit, Creda, Ariston, Crusader, Export, Jackson and Proline.
If you have a metallic scraping noise then you need to deal with it straight away.
This sound usually means the metal drum is scraping on something as it revolves this is usually the bearing at the back of the tumble dryer or the front pads have worn away.
If ignored, serious wear can occur and damage to the drum shaft or front lip on the drum, as you can imagine, something metal constantly catching on something else will inevitably result in wear of one or both of the parts involved including the back part of the tumble dryer casing.
I've seen many simple faults ignored which could have been caught early and therefore been repaired cheaply.
The Indesit group which make these tumble dryers used to be terrible for scraping noises, and they made machines for all these manufactures Hotpoint, Creda, Ariston, Crusader, Export, Jackson and Proline and they brought out modifications to try and address the problem.
It’s hopefully resolved by now but there is still a lot of load put on the bearings by the stretch belt system. Some have flimsy casings which twist easily and have too little clearance between the revolving drum and the back panel and can make noise if the tumble dryer is not level.
Other tumble dryer noises like Squeaking, squealing grinding can be caused by motors fans or pulley wheels.
Some of these tumble dryers have tension pulleys which can wear or the bearing can dry out due to the tension pulleys (or jockey wheels) having strong springs to keep the wheel tensioned against the drive belt.
It is possible to strip them down and clean them some can be greased with high melting point grease if they aren’t too worn. I personally would replace them.
Unfortunately though these tension pulley wheels (or jockey wheels) are not usually accessible without stripping the dryer down though some dryers allow you to remove a side panel.
Tumble dryer motors can also become noisy. Sometimes the motor bearings dry out and start squealing or squeaking but you will only notice this when the belt is on as this will give tension on to the motor shaft therefore putting load on to the bearing.