washing machine engineers on the site???

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  1. mercmanuk

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    i need some advise on a bosch wta 2000 tumble dryer,when switched on the timer runs,the elements get warm but the drum dont turn,ive checked the belt thats ok .
    the motor is a brushless motor on the side of the motor there is a condenser or start capaciter with live and neutral going in and the same coming out then feeding the motor.
    there are 3 wires feeding the motor red,black and yellow why 3 wires?
    any help anyone
     
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    after reading up on a site posted by wemorgon it turns out its a stepper motor with a start capacitor on the side,to test it if i spin the drum by hand after shorting out the front door safety switch it runs fine,but when i put washing in the drum and do the same it runs for say 10 seconds then stops.is it the motor or the start capacitor
     
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    I'd suspect the capacitor. A very common fault and easy fix.
     
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    as above when mine went it was the start capacitor
     
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    again the forum comes up trumps
    cheers all
     
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    ditto (same model)
     
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    And here's somewhere you can order a replacement from.
     
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    there are loads of pattern units on the net from £5
     

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