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Old 02-22-09, 08:50 AM
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Hotpoint Dryer

I am not sure of the model# but my Hotpoint electric dryer was making a weird squeaking noise last night as it was drying. I stopped the cycle and manually spun the tub clockwise and counter clockwise and it seemed to fix the situation. I restarted the dryer and no more squeak. I opened the door to stop the cycle and was spinning mannually again just to make sure I didn't hear the squeak any longer. And then behind the rear of the tub I saw sparks as I spun it. I stopped spinning and the sparks stopped. So I gently tapped the side of the machine and each tap would end up causing sparks.

I tried taking apart the back to see if it was just a loose wire but where the spark is coming from, there is no access in the back. If I move the timer to "off" it doesn't spark.

I guess I am wondering if this is a easy or common fix for a repair tech, or if I should just start shopping for a new dryer.

Thanks for any advice,
Dan
 
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Old 02-22-09, 11:21 AM
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Please post model # we can see what machine you have.
 
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Old 02-22-09, 12:52 PM
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From Inside the dryer door:

Model# NVLR333EVOWW

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Old 02-22-09, 05:39 PM
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UNPLUG DRYER FIRST
Dryer looks like Maytag built. Look in back to see if the wires are loose where they connect to the dryer. Dryer comes apart from the front. Look for 2 screws in the fold of front panel close to the bottom. After the front off the rest comes apart easy, don't know what the sparks are but there are rollers in back the drum turns on. Keep us posted.
 
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the heater element is hitting the grounded drum causing the sparks.
 
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Old 02-25-09, 08:03 AM
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Repair

Is this condition repairable? I got the top off of the dryer easy enough but how in the world do you get the drum out?

Any idea why it is hitting?
 
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Old 02-25-09, 03:52 PM
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Here is a link to your machine
HOTPOINT | Model #NVLR333EV0WW | ELECTRIC DRYER | SearsPartsDirect.com
Look back a few post I told you how to take front off. Your machine looks like it was built by Maytag if so after front is off there is another panel to remove along with lint tube. Reach in side and take belt off idler and than drum will come out. Remember how belt is threaded can be tricky putting back on.
 
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