White knight tumble dryer vibrating noise, not drying clothes quickly

by / Thursday, 18 January 2018 / Published in Repair Guides, Tumble Dryers

How to find the fault with this noisy White knight tumble dryer

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White knight tumble dryers are reasonably easy to work on,  if you don't know how they work then it's hard to find the fault. and if you don't have anybody to help you out and give you a few hints then this video will! they were made by Crosslee and manufactured them for a lot of brands like Bauknecht, Bosch,  Electrolux, Frigidaire, Hygena, Ignis, Laden, Neutral, Philips, Radiola, Thorn, Tricity Bendix, Whirlpool, White Knight, Zanussi,  

This video is on a White knight tumble dryer that was making a lot of noise and was not drying very quickly, the customer said he had to reset the thermostat a lot of times you will see why in the video.

While you finding the problem, do take the opportunity to clear all the fluff you can out of the dryer, as it improves the useful lifespan of your White knight tumble dryer and prevents it become a fire hazard.

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There are loads of video below to help you repair your tumble dryer condenser or vented and they will help you with all these makes listed above that are made by  Crosslee.

1. Make sure you unplug the machine 🙂
2. Remove the lower back panel, about 8 screws i think, may be a good idea to lay the machine on its front, protect with a dustsheet/old duvet. Also remove the plinth
3. Release the main drive belt, shouldn’t be too difficult to get off.
4. Take note of wiring and then disconnect wires leading from the motor, only 3-4 wires depending on model, take a photo
5. Looking to the front of the machine from this access point you should be able to see a "disc" over the motor shaft that seals to a plastic duct at the front (sometimes there is a small black plastic peg that holds it in place), turn this disk to unlock it, It should only move an inch or so in whatever direction.
6. undo 4 screws at the base then just slid the motor complete with bracket

then do further inspection of the blade and ducting tubes.

This is a common fault and will be the problem, The fans are just pushed on with a small black clip providing tension to hold the fan on to the shaft, They tend to wear and just spin on the motor shaft  and cause a horrid vibrating noise,(remembering to fit the big disc on the right way round before the fan, REMEMBER the clip as well), then just reversing the order of the previous instructions.


2 Responses to “White knight tumble dryer vibrating noise, not drying clothes quickly”

  1. Isabel Johnson says : Reply

    I have just bought a new white knight tumble dryer, I have put it on for the first time and it is making a loud grinding noise please help

  2. Tanya says : Reply

    Hi I need your help my dryer white knight is making a horrible noise when is heats up please can you get in touch with me ASAP

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