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This indicate the timer has gone
if an hotpoint you can remove the back and check if belts is attached
if not or slipped you can set it back on the drum
you can by pass the program and add to a continuous cycle
if there is adoor switch to disengage motor try to press it even with door open on the switch on position, if it start the motor than the fault is here
if not good than ultimately the motor has to be chahged

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Either a bad motor or power problem . If dryer has been there for a while and worked fine , then motor is bad . If dryer has recently gotten there , check the cord to make sure it's connected properly , and the wall receptical has 240 volts where it should be ( both 1/2 " straight terminals ) The " L " is ground .

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If the click sound is coming from the bottom panel then it means that the motor is bad, another thing that makes the click sound is the door switch-lock assembly as if the motor detects that the door is not closed it won't work. If both these parts are fine then it is the timer that should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

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Posted on Mar 01, 2011

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