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Aquarius ctd00 tumble dryer works fine for about 10-15 mins but then the drum stops turning and it makes a quiet growling noise. Heats up fine.

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A possibility is that it sounds like your bearings have gone at the back off your drum behind the small middle panel. Try turning it by hand if it starts scrapping straight away, if it does then you need to replace the bearings. Otherwise you may have a loose belt or a belt that came off and so you need to take the back panel off to check this.
The last possibility is a bad door switch but if the machine still sounds like it wants to run, then either bad bearings or the belt off/broken is probably it. Let me know how this turns out.



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