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Hello! My Hotpoint dryer is making a humming noise when set on a drying cycle but it will not start. What can I do?

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Could be a faulty start capacitor, this gives the motor a boost to start it.
Or could be a seized drum bearing.
Remove the top cover, and try pushing the drum round by hand, if it is a faulty capacitor, it should start.

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