Tumble Dryer Drum Bearing Kit

Stock Number: ES185423

Manufactured by White Knight (Crosslee)

(This part fits select models)

In Stock Available for immediate despatch

Rated 4.6 out of 5 (49 customer reviews)

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This kit is a genuine White Knight spare part.


  • 1x screw
  • 1x self tapping screw
  • 1x star washer
  • 1x washer
  • 1x copper earth strip
  • 1x bearing bush
  • 1x spacer washer
  • 1x triangle shaft plate
  • Conductive lubricant

The shaft on the shaft plate is NON Threaded. The original screws will 'tap' their thread as they are screwed in.

Please note: The riveted spider arm that is mounted to the drum is not supplied. If this has failed, the drum will need to be replaced.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 (49 customer reviews)
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  • Tumble dryer sounds like new again!

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    By - Coventry

    The rear bearings on my White Knight tumble dryer were banging on every cycle - and the drum 'lifted' up and down when manually moved at the front - a sure sign of bearing failure. I ordered a new dryer bearing kit and removed the drum - (take careful note of where the connections on the heater and terminal block go!) - then the drum complete with back panel can be removed. Unfortunately, the spider plate on the drum had worked loose on the rivets - which normally means a new drum as well, which was quite expensive for an old machine. I decided to drill out these rivets, using a 6mm drill, and replace them with round headed nuts and bolts (roofing bolts from B&Q). I decided to use these as I thought hexagonal bolt heads might catch the clothes inside the drum. This worked perfectly; my machine now sounds like new after replacing the bearing supplied by espares. The drum front plastic pfte slider bearings didn't need replacing on my machine - but these are really cheap to buy if you want to go the whole hog. The instructions for replacing the bearings are included with the kit.
  • perfect product

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    By - UK

    THIS was as described in perfect condition; by using espares informative website I was able to remove the old bearing and fit the new one
  • Does what it says

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    By - ta100qj

    As a replacement it works ok. Bit fiddly to fit and needs 2 people ideally although can use a bit of the supplied grease to hold screws onto screw driver for the difficult access. The holes in the triangular back plate had not been drilled correctly and 1 stripped when tightening. I had to use a slightly larger screw to tighten. The fit of the bearing onto the shaft was not as tight as I expected but I don't have the design tolerances. The life of the machine has been extended for a few years so overall good value.

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  • Q Does this kit include the drum housing? 2 Answers

    The picture seems to show the back plate with spigot and the bearing. I need a replacement housing which is a cast item, and is rivetted to the drum. Does the kit include this, or alternatively can you supply one? CL767031276715300/13

    By Freckle - 05 April 2010

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      See answer to first question. Drill out rivets and replace with nuts and bolts

      By Oorie - Glasgow - 22 May 2013

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      Hi. No it doesn't, if you need the cast bit it usually requires a new drum as the cast bit is rivited to it. I would look for a new machine!!! Adam

      By 321qaz - Midlands - 26 April 2010

  • Q How do I tighten spider arm? 2 Answers

    The bearing on my WK44AW is obviously worn, and I will order this, but the rivets securing the spider arm to the drum are also slightly loose. In the past, I have tightened rivets on other machinery by hammering. Would you consider this to be a viable repair?

    By bigdee147 - 15 January 2010

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      remove the top and the back of the tumble drier, using an electric drill and a drill bit drill out the rivets, and replace with short nut and bolts, preferably with a wide head. This worked for me quite well.

      By John - Cambridgeshire - 01 October 2010

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      You could do this but it will just be very problematic to take it apart again should the need ever arise... Do you not have a tool available to you that will work?

      By eSparesToby eSpares Staff - 19 January 2010

  • Q Do you have a video showing how to change the bearings on a white knight gas tumble dryer 1 Answer

    I have the kit I bought from yourselves, just want to see what to do before I get stuck in.

    By Ian - N. Yorkshire - 05 October 2013

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      The closest video we have that covers this type of repair is 'How to replace the shaft and bearings on a tumble dryer'.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 07 October 2013

  • Q Crosslee gas tumble drier bearings 1 Answer

    If I am replacing the bearings do I have to take the whole unit apart or can it done by unscrewing the panel on the rear of the machine.

    By glencoe - Glasgow - 20 March 2011

  • Q I have a White Knight gas tumble drier and the drum will not turn. It is not the drive belt but the drum seems to have dropped and is rubbing underneath. Could this be the front or small bearings within the drum? 1 Answer

    The machine is quite old and is a BG431/1

    By Trev - Guildford - 29 November 2010

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      Hi Trev, it sounds as if it may be the springs or drum supports which hold the drum in place that have gone. The fact that the drum is not suspended inside the dryer suggests that the components that were suspending it have failed.

      By Rory eSpares Staff - 30 November 2010