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My hotpoint vtd20 tumble dryer will not start. I was using it then when I put a second load in and pressed start - nothing happened. The power light is on but no tumbling!

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  • markludford Dec 08, 2008

    None of the above! Maybe I didn't explain the problem sufficiently. I've sorted the problem now, anyway. It seems the 'delay start' switch was slightly turned which must have confused the dryer. Simple yet crazy!

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If you can hear the motor running but no tumble action then belt has come off.
Make sure the door is shut properly..
If it gets hot at the back, then you are difinately getting power to everything.
If you can hear a slight buzzing noise, then the motor is failing to start, probably due to a faulty start capacitor.

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