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Dryer humming but not starting

Humming noise and 'on' light activated, but no rotation of dryer

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  • muslfc Dec 10, 2007

    i can turn the drum by hand. do you suggest replacing the condensur for motor start as the solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    We have the same problem- humming noise but drum does not rotate. How did you resolve your problem? Which part did you have to buy and was it expensive?

  • Micofmag7 May 26, 2008

    G'day my dryer hums and will start if i manually rotate the drum then quickly shut the door. Do I need a new motor? I have taken access panel off and checked belt and it seems tight. Any suggestion appreciated.

  • becks0709 Aug 16, 2008

    just got a condenser dryer model hnc 375, it`s only been used a few times before i got it and the on light comes on, it sounds like it wants to start but the drum doesn`t rotate. Also the filter care light is flashing but the filter has been pressure cleaned and is spotless!

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Can you rotate the drum by hand? the humming noise is the motor trying to turn,you should be able to turn drum by hand, it could a faulty 'condensur' for motor start up,get back if you can't sort it.good luck eire

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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Yes I agree I had this on a similar model, it's the motor start condender/ capacitor. Note down the voltage and capacitance from the side of the condenser, and go to Maplin (or order from them on line), they are only a few quid. One other symptom: the side of the capacitor was slightly bulged out, indicating internal breakdown of the component.

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