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Just moved into a house in Singapore with a Hoover D6786 dryer. It starts up and spins but repeatedly stops spinning after only 5-7 minutes. Clothes will not dry. What's up? Thanks for any help.

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This is normally the sign that the electric motor start/run capacitor has gone faulty: the special motor start/run capacitor, usually around 4 to 10 uF / 450v, helps the motor during the stop/start sequences which require higher torques.

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