How to Replace ‘New Style’ Drum Shaft and Bearings in a Hotpoint or Indesit Tumble Dryer

How to Replace ‘New Style’ Drum Shaft and Bearings in a Hotpoint or Indesit Tumble Dryer


Hi I’m Mat from eSpares. This video is an update to our already existing
drum shaft and bearing replacement kit video for Indesit and Hotpoint tumble dryers. The reason for this video is that there are now a number of variations of these kits available for
your Hotpoint or Indesit tumble dryer. What I have in front of me is a new kit which comes with all the parts necessary to replace your drum shaft and bearings
in most Indesit or Hotpoint tumble dryers. It comes with two thicknesses of rear seal and two thickness’s of front seal but it also
comes with instructions helping you to choose the correct one. However. if you have a new style drum that comes
with the new style Drum Shaft and bearings you’ll see that this kit does not fit. So eSpares can also provide the relevant kit for this type of drum Now how you replace this is you need to
drill out the six rivets the hold this in place and replaced it with a new one and the nuts and bolts that come with it And I’ll show you how to do that. Now what we’re going to need is a 5.5 millimetre steel drill bit so that you can drill bit so you can drill out these six rivets. Now with the rivets fully drilled out I can now use a flathead screwdriver to
ease the drum shaft flange away from the drum. Now with the old drum shaft flange removed it’s a good idea to remove any
loose material from the rivet holes Because the new drum Shaft flange will need to sit flush
on the back of the drum. It’s now case of using the nuts and
bolts provided to screw this together. So there we have it!, one new drum shaft
flange fitted to the back of this drum. Now to fit the drum back in the machine and the bearings please see our previous
Drum Shaft and bearings kit video. Spares and accessories for all make and manufacture of tumble dryer can be
found on the eSpares.co.uk website. Thanks for watching.

15 thoughts to “How to Replace ‘New Style’ Drum Shaft and Bearings in a Hotpoint or Indesit Tumble Dryer”

  1. Hi  Matt i have a hotpoint TL11P tumble dryer how can i tell which kit i would need with out striping down  the dryer down ? and i would also like to replace the seals 

  2. Hello, what is the part number for the drum shaft with 6 bolts to put in after drilling out rivets. I cannot find it on the espares site.

  3. Thank you. The link does not show when viewing from a phone. I've now ordered this part from espares. Thanks for reply.

  4. Hi Matt. Our Indesit IDC 85 dryer has worn away the drum shaft as described. It has also cut through the bearing and started to then cut into the rear panel! …..Not good! Can you let me know if you supply both the shaft kit and the bearing kit? (Ours looks like the brass bearing in your video (on the right, new type) Thanks 🙂

  5. Hello great video by the way fantastic step by step guide even for us women to follow and making simple for us women so we can do this repair our selfs ….
    my indesit tumble dyer there isnt much drum movement so im wondering will i have to replace the shaft at all last time all i had to do was replace the bearings ? as it was making a whistling sound now its doing it again a year later so would you adise i replace shaft ? this time round even though there is NO drum movement when rocking it side to side seems to be pretty solid theres a little movement but not a lot advice please ??

  6. great videos. I have a squeeking noise on my hotpoint tcfs93bgp and pretty sure it's the jockey wheel but thought I would check the drum support wheels whilst the sides were off. trouble is, I can only see one (right hand side). similar mount on left hand side but no wheel. is this normal guys or is mine missing a wheel?

  7. great videos. I have a squeeking noise on my hotpoint tcfs93bgp and pretty sure it's the jockey wheel but thought I would check the drum support wheels whilst the sides were off. trouble is, I can only see one (right hand side). similar mount on left hand side but no wheel. is this normal guys or is mine missing a wheel?

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