Tumble dryer is not turning? How to find the fault and replace motor capacitor

Here is a step by step guide of the process:

If your tumble dryer is not turning it is usually one of these three faults.

  1. the belt may have snapped this is common especially if you over load them.
  2. the motor may have failed. Not so common
  3. the motor capacitor may have failed this is a simple fix and this video will show you how to replace the capacitor on the following makes of Tumble Dryers Ariston, Baumatic, Bosch, Caple, Cda, Cookers (Homark), Crosslee, Electrolux, Essentials (Waterline), Eurolec (Pabl), Homark, Howden, Hygena, Ignis, Indesit, Kenwood, Kompact (Pabl), Neutral, Philips, Philips Whirlpool, Sarena, Thorn, Tricity Bendix, Whirlpool, White Knight (Crosslee), White Westinghouse.

The manufactures above also make different types of tumble dryers which might have access to the motor in a different way you will have to see our other videos on this.

Common symptoms for this fault are, the tumble dryer drum is not turning, and you can hear a humming noise but not hear the motor running.
If the tumble dryer on, and it has power (Check fuse), if the drum doesn’t revolve and it doesn’t sound like anything is running then the main motor is probably not rotating you might hear a humming noise. This then point you in the direction of a faulty Motor, or the start capacitor failed?
Tumble dryer motors are simple induction motors and often start up using a starting capacitor; therefore a fault on the motor or capacitor can also cause the drum to not turn round.

WARNING: Capacitors can hold a electrical charge after the tumble dryer has been unplugged. Don’t mess with them unless you know what you are doing.

Grab the necessary parts and start repairing

2 Responses to “Tumble dryer is not turning? How to find the fault and replace motor capacitor”

  1. Sylvio Jr says : Reply

    Great video, thank you much. It solved my problem. You got a new
    subscriber. Sylvio

  2. Chris Doyle says : Reply

    Great video, this described my tumble dryers problem exactly. However I
    bought a universal capcitor which matches the farahd and tolerance and
    voltage and hertz level. However the body of the capcitor is larger and the
    new one has 4 spades but the old on had only 2 spades for connections. Can
    i still use the new one and connect only 2 spades to it?

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