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I have a hotpoint Electric Dryer. When I turn the start knob

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I have a hotpoint Electric Dryer. When I turn the start knob It sounds like it going to start but when I let go it shuts off.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.

this is a common problem on these, does the drum turn easy by hand?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

yes but it always seemed to turn easy.


Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok, the start windings in the motor are shot, Part(NNN) NNN-NNNN width=you will need to replace the motor unfortunately, you can order one on line @ if you wish, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I took it apart and the belt was broke. Is there a diagram how to put it back on?


Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
oh, wow these usually have a belt switch that stops these from even attempting to start, ok, this is the diagram of the belt assembly, hope this helps
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