The motor will most likely be ok, its the capacitor on the motor that normally blows,( the white/grey cylinder with 2/4 wires coming off it, about 3 inches long bolted to the motor its self. can be purchased separtely in eletronic spares shops. all u need is the (uF) number on the original part.
Hi big jon, the comment posted by d-mac could be true. I was told that the tell tell sign was that the capacitor casing will look distorted or blown (by heat) in my case it looked fine but must admit i have not had it tested. I concluded as my motor was red hot it was buggered! If youv'e still not got the machine apart let me know and i will see if i can remember how i did it and let you know! Hoover build these things well and unlike some others (hotpoint) they weld up the cases as opposed to screwing them together thats why its a git to get to the motor but we can't have it all your own way. I have found a cheaper motor at £75 so its looking more promising for a repair - have fun
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Probably the motor and belt alignment, or a loose belt. Remove the access panel to expose the drum and the motor. Check to make sure the belt is not worn, frayed, or showing cracks. You should be able to purchase replacement parts online from the OEM website by referencing the appliance model number.
If the dryer has a belt fitted it may have come off or snapped, remove the lid or look underneath and you may see a broken belt. If not belt driven the brushes in the motor may need replacing if they ahve worn.
The drum and belt may be fine but the motor may not be. Since you seem to have access to the drum and belt, you can check to see whether the motor starts. Also check to see whether the belt and tensioner device are working OK
Best way to confirm if it's a belt/pulley problem is to remove one of the access panels on the back of the dryer. For many models, it's on the bottom, right hand side. Open it and look inside. You also use that access panel to put a new belt on since it can be difficult to do from the front, having to reach past the drum. But if everything is intact, then you should be able to "rethread" the belt around the idler pulley and onto the motor pulley.
Here's a common diagram:
If the belt is OK, but came off the pulley, then most likely, your idler pulley has too much play in it or the spring has lost tension and isn't holding it securely. I'd put the belt back on. If it comes off again, then look into replacing the idler pulley and/or spring.
dryer...there is no way to lubricate anything...all bearings are sealed. Get in there and look around. Turn off the gas and remove the line of you can't get access... and disconnect the power. Remove the back. Chances are you'll find that the motor, drum or belt is somehow jammed. Make sure any fan is turning freely with the belt off. It is possible that the timer is bad. This would keep the motor from receiving power. To test...remove the motor belt and turn the unit on.