Indesit condenser tumble dryer, IDC8T3B UK Motor running, but the drum is not turning

by / Sunday, 06 August 2023 / Published in Belts, Drum & Bearings, Tumble Dryers

Watch the video it will explain the fault and show you how to diagnose the problem and rectify it on this indesit condenser tumble dryer

Troubleshooting Guide: Indesit Condenser Tumble Dryer Not Turning

A malfunctioning tumble dryer can quickly turn laundry day into a frustrating ordeal. If you're confronted with the issue of an Indesit condenser tumble dryer not turning, there may be a variety of potential faults contributing to this problem. Identifying the root cause is the initial step towards a successful repair. One prevalent suspect is a broken or worn-out drive belt. Additionally, a faulty pulley wheel, sometimes referred to as a jockey wheel, could also be at fault - in this scenario, you may hear the motor running, but the drum remains motionless.

Another possible issue is the occurrence of a humming noise upon pressing the start button. This could indicate a problem with the capacitor or the motor not functioning properly. Further details on addressing this are available in the accompanying video.

Prior to delving into the repair process, it's essential to gather the necessary tools to facilitate the troubleshooting and fixing of your Indesit condenser tumble dryer. A set of screwdrivers, encompassing both Phillips and flathead varieties, will be your primary tools for opening the dryer's casing and accessing its internal components. Pliers and adjustable wrenches will prove invaluable for tasks such as drive belt removal or manipulation of the pulley system. Plumbing grips, as demonstrated in the video, are indispensable for maneuvering the belt onto the pulley wheel, and torque screwdrivers may also be required.

Equipped with these tools and a determined attitude, you'll be well-prepared to diagnose and resolve the issue with your non-turning Indesit condenser tumble dryer, swiftly restoring it to optimal functionality.

In conclusion, a non-turning Indesit condenser tumble dryer can be attributed to various potential faults, encompassing anything from a damaged drive belt to a malfunctioning motor or compromised electrical components. However, with a basic toolkit consisting of screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, a multimeter, and replacement parts, you can confidently embark on troubleshooting and rectification efforts. Always exercise caution when working with electrical appliances and, if you're uncomfortable with the repair process, consider enlisting professional assistance to ensure a secure and effective resolution.


The video above will show you how to replace the belt, and also the pulley wheel on this indesit tumble dryer, I have also added an assortment of other videos to assist you in other repairs, like the motor, not turning, which could be a capacitor fault, and at the bottom of the page there is a full list of parts that we have available for this tumble dryer. I will also include some exploded diagrams to assist you in finding the correct component for your condenser tumble dryer.



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