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My tumble dryer only works for a few minutes then cuts out ...my husband has put in new thermostats as we thought it may be overheating but it hasn't solved the problem. Also a few times pushing in the start button, it made a whirling noise but only a few times.. Your help would be appreciated

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Ask your husband to open the service panel and to touch the motor boady when the washer will stop spining. If it is very hot,the problem is with the motor. Before moving to the next step he should unplugged the power cable ! He should then to pull out the motor's brushes (2 carbon units that transfered the current to the motor's armature) and check their condition. If they are in a bad condition they should be replaced. Let me know if you will need for further assistance. Good luck!

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