Tumble Dryer stopped turning and smells of burning.


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Hi, I have a Hoover tumble dryer that has suddenly stopped turning around ( it turns both ways) and has started to smell of burning. I have taken the lid off and the belts are on fine, and if I push the drum it will carry on tumble dryer as normal, but it can't start itself turning...it has to have that initial push, but when it comes to turning in the other direction it needs a push again. The only way I can get my clothes dry is to stand there and push the drum in each direction each time it stops turning, as you can guess this is takin up hours of my time. Can anyone think of what could be wrong and why it can't turn itself at the begging, once ive given it that initial push its absolutely fine!! Its not smelling of burning anymore.
 

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Hi,

A very easy and cheap repair Carolyn so don't despair; sure sign of capacitor failure;


Please double check to ensure the plug is pulled we don't want to electrocute you.

Our dryer takes an 8uF capacitor and these are readily available through eBay; when you remove the faulty capacitor have a look and note the uF number then simply buy another.

Good luck. :)

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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