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Re: the drive belt is not going on to easily. Is there a...
There is no trick to fitting belt, remove top cover and fit belt round motor pulley first, and then gradually feed belt round drum pulley from the top, watch you don't trap your fingers, it is tight, but this I think is the easyist way to do it..
It helps if you tilt washer towards you.it gives you more space to work in.
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This is simply a case of: Take the top off the machine (Usually a couple of screws holding the lid on at the back). Or - Rempove the inspection panel from the back Drop the new belt over the drive motor spindle On some machines you may need to thread the belt around a tensioning wheel Now take the belt and place it on the side main wheel that drives the drum and simply spin the drum wheel with your hand, guiding the new belt into place as you spin the wheel. It should simply stretch a little and work its way onto the wheel as it is hand turned.
Note, once it is on, take a look at the drive motor and make sure that the belt is sitting in the same place as the old one. Most of these motors have a slotted spindle and you can see from the clean and shiny surface where on the spindle the belt used to sit. If it is a little out of place, once again just take hold of the belt and pull it toward you or push it away as you spin the main drum wheel in order to move it into the correct slot.
There is a tool available, but it is not worth the expense of buying it for a one off repair.
Best way to do it is to geta long piece of steel rod, or a long screwdriver, and place it behind the belt, lever the belt down and over the motor pulley, it is difficult, so persist with it and you should get the belt on.
If you can slacken the front securing screw holding the motor, down this will give you a bit more leeway to fit the belt.
Again it is difficult, but I have done it this way on every occasion I have fitted a new belt.
There is a removeable cover at bottom rear of washer..
Undo this, and you will see the motor and belt.
It will be very tight to put on, but this is normal as it is a stretch belt, that is why there is no adjustment on motor.
Hope this helps you .
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Remove lower rear panel, tilt washer forward, getting someone to help, and fit belt round motor pulley, then fit belt round drum pulley, slowly turning the drum pulley round as you feed the belt on, it is very tight, and you might think the belt is to small, but this is normal, as the belt stretches, just persist, but be careful you do not trap your fingers. Good luck.
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this is a common problem as nowadays stretchy belts are used in order to avoid motor adjustment.
fitting requires some brute force. the way i do it is to put the belt on the motor pulley then start it as much as i can on the drum pulley. turn the drum pulley keeping force sideways to push the belt on and as you turn, the belt will go on
hi, In order to to replace the V belt the one that turns the brush, One must take off the bigger belt " drive belt" that goes over that hugh wheel towards the back. When a belt gets stretched they will not turn the brush very well. If you have bought replacement belts the bigger belt Drive comes 2 in a package. Then you have your little V belt that helps turn your roller brush over. Yes the belts don't last long on my hoover. For kpatr22101 When you rpelace that V belt it goes over the roller brush into a little groove on the brush and then over a plastic round wheel then you must put on that bigger drive belt that must fit over that hugh wheel towards back and smaller on in front. Yes it is hard to get on. the I hope this helps. Cindy G.
I have fitted a replacement belts on a few older machines (Hotpoint WMA series). The procedure is likely to be very similar on yours.
Check your belt for wear - if it fits really easily it may already be stretched and will come off again quickly. A replacement is less than £20.
1/ Turn off power and disconnect.
2/ Check you have Turned off power and disconnect.!
3/ You best course of action is to open the lid. You will need tools. Torx set etc. Look for little finger nail size plastic covers over torx heads on the sides. Remove lid (push back and lift).
Once opened you will see large drive wheel connected to the back of the drum and the drive motor is at the bottom. Use a torch if its dark!. You will need to ensure the belt is fixed around both of these. This is not easy to do. And try not to pinch your fingers.
It may help to remove the concrete block on top of the drum to give you more room. Use large spanner. (You must remember exactly how this is fitted to refit)
4/ Dangle the belt around the motor spindle and lightly pull it to stop it sliding off. Next pull the belt round one side of the drum wheel. Gently rotate the drum until the belt is looped round the drum wheel and the drive motor at the same time. Sounds easy? it's not.