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When it starts you have to turn it by hand to get it going is the motor worn or bearings

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  • Ricky Bright Dec 07, 2012

    The problem was the condenser (the white thing on the electric motor) it was burnt out, this will only cost around $15 to replace and is very simple to do,

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 07, 2012

    Start capaciter esy fix Thanks for posting


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SOURCE: Hotpoint VTD00 Tumble dryer. Motor runs ok without

The motor is bad and needs replaced. It could be the contacts or the bearings, either way you have to replace the motor.

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A loose or worn BELT can make funny noises

Or the idler pulley that puts tension on the dryer drum drive belt could be worn out. If the pulley is bad we recommend also replacing the belt.

The glides on drum worn and making metal to metal contact.

The drum slides or glides support the front of the drum. As the drum rotates over the years, the glides wear out and then the dryer makes noise. Replace all of the glides as a set if they are worn out.


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Clumps of lint, socks, and other small articles of clothing can get past the lint filter and into the blower wheel. If the dryer makes noise, and the noise seems to be at a very fast pace, there might be something caught in the blower wheel. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve might be worn out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. If this happens, replace the blower wheel.

The bearings:

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. If the dryer makes noise this bearing might be worn out. Replace the bearing if it is worn out. Do not lubricate the bearing, the lubrication will attract lint and dirt and accelerate the wearing process.

The bearings TEST by moving drum by hand u may be able to feel loose or rough movement. And listen to sounds when turning it.

The drum rollers or castors:

It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers.

Check for cracks, dryness, or damage and not engaging drum properly. Sometimes u can use high density LITHIUM BASE gear grease to re oil/grease them.

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How do you know if the motor is going bad? Sometimes when I start it the motor will hum for a few seconds and them will start real slow. other times it wont start at all. can I isolate the motor to see if...

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