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My ED56 won't tumble. The dryer starts if there are only a few clothes in it, but under a heavy load of clothes it just hums and won't turn. If i give the drum a spin with my hand and quickly shut the door then it will start. When it comes time to change direction it seems too weak and it just hums and doesn't tumble. I have opened the back and removed a tiny bit of lint and the belt is fine with good tension. The motor runs fine with the belt removed. Could it be a problem with the capacitor? I opened the electronics panel and there were no visible signs of damage to 2 little black cylindrical capacitors. There is a big black cube and I wonder if that is a capacitor that needs replacing?

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Capacitors hold a charge as you may know for you are questioning these items. They do die out or go completely dead if an hairline crack is found.; If this dryer is 8 years old or older replacing the two would do the trick. If not inspect the two and check with a volt meter. The u rating will be printed on them and the voltage rating can be found on the web if googled

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