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Hoover 3525D clothes dryer

I have a Hoover clothes dryer model 3525D, the barrel will not turn unless I help it along, this suggests that the belt may be loose. Is there a tensioning arm or similar, or is it the motor may be faulty as in not enough power to drive it?



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  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    Hoover 3525D dryer

    The barrel will not turn unless I help it along to start spinning then all ok

  • topazkid Jan 30, 2009

    I am licenced to repair white goods and have one of these in the workshop. The capacitor has blown out and the size of the capacitor is unreadable. Can some one tell me the uf rating.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Same problem, drum will not turn unless i help it. I've had the back off the machine and can hear it trying to start but needs assistance. Any ideas as to what it could be? Will it be easy to fix?

  • sparky_ii Apr 13, 2009

    Mine has the same problem - it's not the belt as it's always pre-tensioned with a sping. I started it with the back cover off and he motor just hums until I give the drum a light turn...

    I am trying to source a new capacitor...

    Capacitor details are:

    6uF 400V -25+85degrees. There is no indication of the capacitor type (electrolytic, bi-polar etc) but there is a heap of other numbers on it and it's made in Spain...



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The most likely cause is a faulty start capacitor. I obtained a new one for $22.00AUD from a local spares shop. You have to remove the back and then the motor mounting plate to get access to it as it is behind the mtr when viewded from the rear I had to remove the long wires from the connector block to attach the replacement directly. You will also need a cable tie to attach it.
Be carefull and make sure the dyer is unplugged as lethal voltages are present.
Good luck

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Yes - a belt will cost you around $10. Most likely it is slipping. There is a tensioning arm. Just ebay belt for 3525D. I replaced mine last weekend.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009


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