Hotpoint Aquarius Condenser tumble dryer fault

18 Apr 2007
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United Kingdom

I got a Hotpoint Aquarius Condenser tumble dryer in Graphite grey.

It’s about 4 years old. I switched it one for the first time in a month & it has developed a fault.

When you press the start button you hear the motor like it’s tying to start, but the drum isn’t turning. It does appear to have heat though.

I took the first external rear plate off, which was the heater element cover and turned the fan that poked out the bottom and I could see the drum turned, as I rotated the fan.

I am going to have a more of look at the weekend as removing whole rear plate going to be bit longer. Anyone got any ideas what it could be
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capacitor faulty . next to motor 7 uf rating .remove left hand side panel down at the back corner .white tube looking 2 wires on top.
dont remove rear panel it will cause problems .cap at the rear RIGHT not LEFT side looking from front .
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ok, just to confirm it's the right hand panel standing at the front, which is the left hand panel standing at the rear? Yes.

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