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Zanussi TC484W Hi, My tumble dryer has recently started to work intermittently. When you switch it on the timer buzzes away but nothing happens - occasionally if you open door and give it couple of spins by hand it will take off and work fine. I took belt cover off and all looks ok - again - when it is stuck - if I jump start it by turning the wheel it goes away fine... Any ideas

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There may be a capacitor in the motor circuit which has shorted out. The capacitor helps the motor start. If the capacitor is shorted, the motor won't start by itself, but will run fine if urged by hand. Good luck.

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