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The drive belt in my Zanussi TD-183 tumble dryer is intact and correctly fitted, but the motor does not turn when the machine is started - there is just a humming buzzing sound. What might be the ca

There is a metal cylindrical component mounted close to the motor with wires running to the motor. Is this a solenoid for starting and reversing the motor and could failure of that part be the problem. If so how can I check that possibility and how can I get a replacement part. Alternatively, can it be possible that the motor is faulty, given the absence of any smell that I would expect from a burn out.

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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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Good day. Ugly problem.
My first choice would have been the motor, but.......
Here is the process, it might help you.
The power to the motor goes first to and thru the door switch. It then returns to the timer.
When the timer is turned to any running position, power leaves the timer where it is split into 2 leads.

One of the power leads goes directly to the centrifugal switch Which is the switch on the motor with all the wires. If you spin the drum, you also spin the motor, and if spun fast enough will close the contacts on the cetrifugal switch, thus sending power to the motor, allowing it to run. I guess you have done that.

The second lead out of the timer goes to the push to start switch, it then leaves and goes to the centrifugal switch but on the power side, so it is directly connected to the main winding in the motor.
That is why when you press the press to start switch, the motor runs, and if held in it will continue to run.
In fact, at this point, the motor had 2 sources of power, either of which can run the motor.
Thus releasing the push to start switch doesn't matter, since it runs off the other source.

Possibilities.
The centrifugal switch is not wired right. Please recheck. (or the motor was bad out of the box. Happens).
The push to start switch is bad, and needs replaced.
Or, the wiring going to or leaving the push to start switch has broken or making a bad connection.
Lastley, I said the power comes out of the timer and splits into 2 circuits. Not always true, in some models the timer sends 2 seperate wires out carrying the power, with the possibility the timer could be bad.

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