Monday, June 28, 2010

Tumble Drier Creda TCR2 bought then fixed!

So the tumble drier died just as we left on 2 week trip to Taiwan during Easter break. Upon return we immediately did nothing about it as getting builders out and having functional bathroom was the priority. Anyway finally heaved the ancient drier down to the local waste recycling depot and picked up second hand Creda condenser drier bought from Friday-ad. This model drier has a metal door so I couldn't see the drum going round when I tested it. But I heard noises and when door opened it felt warm so that was an advance on old drier. Of course when I got it home and installed I realised it didn't work at all. Reluctant to give in I establish belt had snapped. On second attempt got right belt for under a tenner delivered from E-bayer. Fitting a new belt to a drier is a nightmare. Calls for almost complete dismantle of drier including removal of motor. If I had know just how ruddy difficult it was I would never have started but just when I thought there was no way I could stretch the belt over the tensioning pulley, I finally managed it. It all works. Hurrah! Wife look less than happy about time it took to get it working but it does and total spend was less then £60. Also I am pretty sure I now understand the majority of the bits inside this beast so I can keep this one going for a long time.

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