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    Rick Gelin May 11, 2010

    Hello raggydo,

    If you are sure the blower is defective, please provide th emodel number of your hotpoint appliance so that I can provide you with the correct replacement part number...




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If is a condenser dryer, then it has 2 fans, one on the inside of the
dryer on the motor, the other is located on the other end of the motor behind the heater cover panel, at the rear of the m/c.
The outer one is easy to replace, it is usually helds on with a corbin clip.
If it is the internal one, then it is a complete strip down to get to it, not recommended unless you feel competent enough to do it.

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