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Drum will not turn?

The dryier will heat up, but the drum will not turn? the belt is fine. could the motor brushes be worn? how do i get access, cos the motor seems inaccessable. thanks jon w bolton

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  • big jon Dec 05, 2007

    sorry should have said its a hoover hdc6 tumble drier, thanks

    big jon, bolton

  • big jon Dec 05, 2007

    my wife is on her own and cant afford to get an engineer, i can do a bit but would like help, not cheap pathetic comments!!! thanks u twat

  • Dogzandi Jan 30, 2008

    Hi Jon, i have the same problem and i'm afraid the solution is not a cheap one. Having got my motor out (and a sod to do!) it is a brush less or AC motor. If like mine it breaks down and overheats then it is "cooked" and uneconomical to repair. It's also £95 plus to replace so i have thrown it in the garage until a cheaper option can be found. Like me would suggest you buy another dryer. If you get any further with yours then would be glad to hear, i have a friend who runs a white goods store and asked him to keep an eye out for a second hand motor. Also trying to find out what other appliances this motor is fitted to to widen the scoop. Hope this helps

  • big jon Feb 08, 2008

    any idea on how to get the motor out? cos it seems hard to find.

    thank you

    big jon

  • big jon Feb 08, 2008

    dear dogzandi, thanks for info any help on how i can get to the motor or take it out? please. many thanks

    Big jon


  • big jon Feb 11, 2008

    thanks for taking the time to help, will let you know how i got on big jon



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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.

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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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  • Dogzandi Feb 08, 2008

    Ok big jon you have to take the drum out of the machine-i said it wasn't easy. To do this first remove the lid, two screws holding at back then thump the top backwards from the front and it will slide off. Locate the screws holding on the front panel and remove these. Ok the grey matter is letting me down here as i can't remember what i did next so will need to look at the machine next time i'm home. Basically you need to slide off the belt (that spins the drum) not sure if i slid this back and off the drum or grabbed and pulled it off the motor spindle first (motor is back right when viewed from the top)

    The drum sits on wheels and need to be disengaged-i think i had to remove these from their mountings (front only) Not sure here (another need to look scenerio) but you may need to do some disconnecting from the back first (under the plate) before the drum will detach. If you get this far then the drum came out the front (see the cutouts) not the top, if your with me then the motor is there and secured by 2 bolts from underneath. I pulled mine out and then rejigged so i could plug it in and turn it on (not recommended at home folks!) i had the motor turning for about 5 seconds then stop and started to overheat. Also when i did it the heater element came on so didn't keep it running for too long in case it burnt itself out with the lack of air flow over it. Ok the grey matter has exhausted itself but if you run into any spicific problems drop me a line and i will do a visual on mine to refresh (well it was a month ago when i did it!!)




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