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Hello my friends, we have another type of patient Our tumble dryer makes a strange noise The Doc is now here, thus the patient has to open his mouth In the machine is a hazard voltage, thus unplug before opening Before openig the lid, we’ll take the machine off the wall The patient has to open the mouth, but he don’t wants. Let’s see why The lid has on top 4 Phillips srews under plastic covers Use a Phillips No.

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2 for removing The same on the other side On the rear side are two screws more, remove them When the screws don’t want to come out, use a magnet Removal of the lid is similar for most dryers and washing machines Lift the rear part and press it to the front The noise comes at every turn of the drum Thus the problem is connected to the mechanics of the drum Unfortunately it isn’t possible to see much from here Thus we have to turn the machine on the front side to remove the rear cover Remove this lid, it has 4 hooks Under the lid are 2 more screws I start with the power distributor Remove the 2 earth connections And the second Remove all the screws by working around the cover The engineer was before working for Porsche, such an amount of screws you find only at my Porsche Remove also the bolts with the hexagon head in the middle Remove also the screw of the cable relief Turn the cable relief by 90° after removing the screw Then you can access the screw inside Here you see the problem, part of drive belt is damaged Every time when this part of the belt runs over the motor axis, it shakes the whole mechanics, causing the noise Press the tensioner and take off the drive belt We’ll remove the rear drum bearing, in order to take the belt off on the sides Remove the 4 bolts Unplug the cables, otherwise it isn’t possible to take the belt off Mark the cables, here is the blue, here the pink cable Wiggle the connector for unplugging This one also Take the drive belt out of the machine This won’t run for long term The new belt is mounted with rips inside over the drum And we can fix the drum already Mount the drum bearing This have been the second bolt The third one Fasten all the bolts Fasten with care, the threads don’t resist a high torque Be careful, the threads are only in the metal sheet Plug the cable The blue cable has been here Apply some cable ties at this place to reduce the movement Cut the end of the ties, but only the cable ties not the cables Fix the belt tensioner with a wooden wedge Push the belt over the motor axis And then over the pulleys of the tensioner At this model the axis of the motor has more rips than the belt Take care, that you mount the belt at the right depth The belt must be aligned with the pulleys, otherwise it will slide other the edges Like this it looks fine, but we’ll try later when the machine is in upright position Cranking the drum, we see that all is fine now All is aligned, no problem It is working perfect. Stop it A little white grease for the pulleys The patient lies down on the belly, all will be good soon Insert the edge here, one and the second I start with the metric bolts having a polygon head Be careful finding the threads Insert all screws in their holes Start fastening them only when all screws are in the holes A screw massacre Insert the screws by turning them a little anticlockwise Everything comes to an end Here I bent the flaps a little, bending them back Mount the last 2 screws When all bolts are in, fasten them Fasten with care – we are not working at a truck We’ll install the hose for the air on the side, thus close this hole with the lid The lid has some hooks, just press it in place The patient can get up Install the power distributor Insert the small nut in the distributor and install the distributor at the rear wall Fasten it with a screw Counter the small nut just with a normal screw driver Mount the ground cables using the screw with the toothed head The other ground cable, turn first a little counterwise Fasten the cable relief in this position Bring the cable relief in position, here it is engaged, fix it with the screw For closing the lid, attach it in the 2 hooks at the front side Check, that they are really hooked and push it down Install the screws in the holes, first turn them a little counterwise 2 on the other side 2 more srews on the rear side When all screws are in place, fasten them Mount the nice caps, just press them in Let’s ask the patient, how he feels The patient is fine, he just said perfect Bye, bye, see you in our next article. The subject will be a car

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