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by daveey » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:58 pm

Hello appreciate if you can help....I have a Hoover condenser dryer DYC8913B-80. I was using it today and it stopped in middle of a cycle and the alarm light flashing but no error codes, the filters were not unduly blocked but i cleaned them and attempted to re start.... humming sound and no rotation. I took top off the machine and whilst it was buzzing I gave the drum a push start in each direction and it would not run just kept buzzing.... i took the heater cover off and can turn the fan easily with one finger and the drum rotates.... so I'm thinking more likely motor than capacitor and given the effort to get in and out of a 7 year old appliance that aint worth the cost of a new motor i wondered what the consensus was..... motor or capacitor...please help
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by Martin » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Was the belt still wrapped around the drum and in good order?
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by daveey » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:53 pm

Hello Martin..Thank you for the help...As far as i can see it is in good order.... when i took the heater cover off i was able to easily turn the fan at back of the motor with one finger and this resulted in the drum turning quite easily.
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by kaibart » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:06 am

Then I would at least try changing the motor capacitor as this is a cheap part that is common to fail on Hoover dryers it does involve stripping down the dryer thou.
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by daveey » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:29 am

I could do this but wanted to try and establish from others that the push start is not always a reliable analysis and in some cases the motor is ok and it's only the capacitor
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by daveey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:39 pm

Well I changed the capacitor today and machine is fixed. Just goes to show that not starting with a push is still possible to fix with a capacitor change.
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by daveey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:41 pm

I also fitted without taking the front off. I went inthru the fan housing only room for one hand but took me 10 mins to take out and 10 mins to have it back in and all screwed back together.
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by kaibart » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Just goes to show it's worth a go sometimes it can be motor thou :wink:
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by daveey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:59 pm

To be honest I thought there was only a 10% chance of fixing it with the capacitor. I was chuffed at going in thru the fan hole it was so easy. A guy at a local repair shop told me how to do it that way saved hours and thanks for your help in motivating me to have a go anyway
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