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My 505ed Hoover Dryer is struggling to turn the drum with only a damp large towel in it, can hear the motor trying, would the belt be the issue?

With more than one damp towel in the dryer it will not turn the drum, hear the motor trying, its a 5kg dryer has done much better in the past, would it be the belt? cannot here slipping sound though.

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Sounds like the belt needs replacing worse case could be bushes on motor hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

  • Nigel Birkett Jan 23, 2013

    Thanks Brian, will give that a go as it will be the cheapest option to begin with.

  • Nigel Birkett Jan 25, 2013

    Still waiting for belt to see if it fixes the problem



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