Question about Dryers
-the drive belt has slipped off or snapped (revving motor noise)
-the belt tension spring has broken (revving motor noise)
-the motor start capacitor has failed (heavy hum noise)
Posted on Nov 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
SOURCE: LG ELECTRIC DRYER
Henry, its going to be 1 of 2 things. Check inside your drum, see if the vent in the rear has burning or discoloration around it. If it does, it sounds as if your vent is restricted causing the unit to overheat, so clean/fix/replace the venting and your support pulleys will need to be repalce ie flat spots from overheat. If there is no scoarching marks and you know its not the vent or heat issue, the drum seam may have parted causing the thump as every revolution is made.
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
Sounds like the drive belt has gone,and the noise you can hear is the motor going round.
The red glow you can see, will be the heater element glowing..
To check the belt, remove top cover, and you will be able to see if the belt is on or not, if you can see it round the drum, try to lift it up, if it has not broken,then you will not be able to remove it, and that means the motor or drum could be siezed, try to turn the drum by hand, it should be fairly stiff to turn, but not that stiff that you cannot turn it at all.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2009
hello the first thing to check is. the long pin on the inside of the door these sometimes snap off . if ok then check to see if the belt has come or snaped if ok then you may need to check the capacitor this next to the motor will have 2 wires coming off it these dry up good luck
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
You are referring to the rear drum bearing that has worn away..
It means replacing the rear bearing and drum shaft.
It comes in a repair kit which you can obtain from Hotpoint.
It comes complete with fitting instructions.
Go the Hotpoint web site, and you should be able to order the parts on line.
In the menu click on>>>>Spare parts and accessories, and follow instructions.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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