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Making an electrical noise, but drum not turning. Sounds like it's shorting.

I have a problem with my condenser tumble dryer not turning the drum as normal. When I turn it on it is making an electrical shorting noise, that seems to be eminating from the timer. Can you offer any suggestions on what would be the main cause? Many thanks

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Re: Making an electrical noise, but drum not turning....

I'd suggest - remove the top cover. Switch on. Push the drum around - see if the drum picks up speed and continues to run. If this happens, it means that the motor Starter capacitor has gone dud and will need replacing. Note- If the drum doesn't continue to rotate after you shove it, switch off immediately. It will likely then be a faulty motor.

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  • Not Sure... xP

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Re: Making an electrical noise, but drum not turning....

It sounds like it could be your cappacitor have checked your timer for any lose connections remenber always unplug from the mains.please let me know

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