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Hoover Tumble Dryer 5030D

Motor turns OK when the drum is empty but as soon as there is any load the motor won't start - just buzzes. If I give the fan on the motor a little spin by hand off it goes. I took the belt off and checked that the drum isn't binding and it turns OK. I'm almost certain that this is the motor but would like a confirmation before I part with the cash for a new motor. Thanks

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    Absolutely right - I changed the capacitor a few days ago and now works fine. Capacitor cost $51 (Australian)


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That is the sign of a bad capacitor. It is the capacitor which gives the motor the extra boost it needs to start up. Mine has blown twice (due to overlaoding by the kids).

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I picked up a second hand unit which had the same problem.
I removed the back (philips head srewdriver and 1/4 in socket) and vacuumed all the lint from around the motor, and the vent at the back.
The motor drops our easily for cleaning (1 screw). Make sure the belt tensioner goes back in the same slot.

Mine now works as normal.

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