Please help!!!!

My husband is destructing my tumble dryer as I type. We need to fit a new drive belt, he has tried to access the machine via the back but we are a bit worried about removing all of the gubbings. Should we gain acces through the back or else where? We have taken off part of the back cover and found the fan and electrical connections, bit stuck now, please help before my tumble dryer ends up small enough to fit in a paper bag!!
A desperate Sarah
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"Sarah Hodge" | My husband is destructing my tumble dryer as I type. We need to fit a new | drive belt, he has tried to access the machine via the back but we are a bit | worried about removing all of the gubbings. Should we gain acces through | the back or else where? | We have taken off part of the back cover and found the fan and electrical | connections, bit stuck now, please help before my tumble dryer ends up small | enough to fit in a paper bag!! | | A desperate Sarah | |
Tumble driers are simple machines: Housing cabinet, a plastic fan attached to motor arm, heater element and the belt that goes round the drum and motor arm. There should be felt or similar material sealing the edges of outlet and inlet air.
You should not need to completely take the whole back down to change the belt which goes around motor and then the drum. I do not know what make machine you have, but they should all be the same principle.
Even if you take the whole machine apart, you should be able to put it together again, even if it was not necessary to do so to change the belt.
Have fun.
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"Archie" wrote: | | "Sarah Hodge" | My husband is destructing my tumble dryer as I | type. We need to fit a new | | drive belt, he has tried to access the machine via the back but | we are a bit | | worried about removing all of the gubbings. Should we gain | acces through | | the back or else where? | | We have taken off part of the back cover and found the fan and | electrical | | connections, bit stuck now, please help before my tumble dryer | ends up small | | enough to fit in a paper bag!! | | | | A desperate Sarah | | | | | | Tumble driers are simple machines: | Housing cabinet, a plastic fan attached to motor arm, heater | element and the belt that goes round the drum and motor arm. | There should be felt or similar material sealing the edges of | outlet and inlet air. | | You should not need to completely take the whole back down to | change the belt which goes around motor and then the drum. I do | not know what make machine you have, but they should all be the | same principle. | | Even if you take the whole machine apart, you should be able to | put it together again, even if it was not necessary to do so to | change the belt. | | Have fun. | |
Note: Access areas should be from top, partially from back and also from underneath the machine for the motor/fan/belt.
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Many thanks for your help.
After much destruction, sweating, swearing at the machine, swearing at me!! he has managed to fix it by jove. He's putting back the 1001 screws that he removed at the moment ( should take a couple of hours!) I have my fingers crossed that it works otherwise I can see both me and the machine being put out in the garden for the night.

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Better take a warm blanket with you, nights are still a bit chilly!!!!
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So come on Sarah, spill the beans - did you get to sleep on the lawn? And how many of the 1001 screws were left over when he'd finished? :-)
David
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Hi David,
My finger crossing must have worked as the tumble dryer makes all the right noises and the drum turns!! So I had a comfortable nights sleep in the warm. There is only 1 screw left over so the boy done good (even if the machine does now wobble when its on!)
Thanks for asking!!
(As for my PC clock, it drives me mad, it looses time constantly, I've no idea how to fix it)
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There's a button battery inside your pc that probably needs renewing ;-) -- J.Milton.Hayes
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On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 00:45:40 -0000, "J.Milton.Hayes"

Failing that, there is a handy utility that gets the correct time from the network and sets the clock correctly for you every time you log on. You can get it at http://www.arachnoid.com/abouttime/index.html
PS - If you have any other queries, it helps us all if you give it a more descriptive title than "Please help!!!!".
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It's even worse when you are on the web sites tracing your family tree. The number of times I have come across
'Census look up please.'
What country, what name, what date. I could go on forever. Mind you, most of these posts come from the merkins.
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In an earlier contribution to this discussion,

I don't claim to know much about the internals of tumbler driers - but it would help if you specified the make and model - because method of access is likely to vary between makes/models. You might then get a response from somebody who has worked on the same type of machine.
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