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Assembly post-belt breakage

Having removed the casing of the machine, the remains of the belt had wrapped around the motor, unpluging wires. Have logically found orange connection and one of the earth wires. However one earth inline cylindrical connection remains. Any ideas where it might be attatched ? Any help would be gratefully received mice

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How do I fix error 3 on front load washer

I recently had an E3 code appear on my Samsung B1445V washing machine. It appeared after I started a Quick Wash, it would fill with water then stop - the E3 code would later appear. Prior to it breaking down, it was making loud creaking noises for several months beforehand so it wasn't a surprise when it gave up on me.

It turned out that the drive belt had worn out and snapped. The drive-belt connects the motor and the drum wheel (similar to a fan belt in a car). When it broke the flapping belt also cut through several wires of the electrical loom from the motor. Fortunately they were colour coded and I was able to repair these.

After much searching on the Internet, I found a new genuine Samsung 1270 J5 Drive Belt on eBay for £8.44. I had it shipped out by first class post and it arrived the next day.

Extra information: '1270' is the length of the belt in millimetres, I'm not sure what 'J5' means. You might also see these belts advertised as a 1270 Poly-V drive belt - this is also ok. It's called 'Poly-V' because the belt has 'v' shaped teeth on the inside which fit in the cog of the motor spindle so it doesn't slip off. I noticed a lot of these belts were interchangeable between different manufacturers - just make sure it's the correct length '1270mm' and has several 'v' shaped teeth on the inside.

After fitting the belt (very easy - took less than 5 mins and tutorials on YouTube if required), I manually span the drum several times to make sure the belt remained on. I then tried a Spin Cycle and it worked perfectly. I felt a bit smug after as I did consider buying a new washing machine...I saved myself £££'s by fixing it.

If you do try this yourself, here's a few pointers:

1) Drain the machine on 'Drain' cycle. Unplugged from the socket and remove all hoses at rear. With a bowl handy, at the bottom right front of the machine, twist and pull out the small drain hose and remove remaining water. Then twist and pull out the filter - more water may come out.

2) Carefully turn the washing machine upside down. On the bottom there is a white cardboard liner held on by 2 screws, remove these. The electric motor is now visible.

3) Visually inspect the motor spindle to make sure the old drive belt is not tangled around the spindle. Also check the electrical wires from the motor to make sure they're not damaged.

4) It's a confined space to work in so be careful not to scratch and cut yourself on sharp metal parts inside. Place the new belt over the motor spindle then half over the drum wheel. Rotate the drum wheel and the drive belt will slip on by itself. Once it is fully on, spin the drum several times by hand from the inside to make sure the belt remains attached.

5) Put the bottom cardboard line back, turn it upright then reattached the hoses etc. Plug it back in and run a 'Spin' cycle to test.

Good luck.

Dec 21, 2014 | Samsung WF337AA Front Load Washer

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Wcvh62604fww starts fills and drains but does not agitate or spin. It does turn the drum in the beginning to test the load

These symptoms appear to be a problem with the drive system which includes the inverter that drives the drive motor and of course the drive belt. Verify first if you can hear the drive motor running and if yes, the drive belt has broke or slipped off the pulleys. Remove the screws securing the rear access panel and pull it outward from the middle to access and check the condition of the drive belt. Reinstall it if possible or replace it if necessary. Wrap it around the motor pulley then on one side of the drum pulley and turn the pulley in the direction in such a way that the belt will wrap the drum pulley.

Turn the drum pulley and the motor pulley with and without the drive belt if upon checking, the drive belt is still on. It will be known if there's restriction in either of the motor or the drum that prevents the machine from agitating or spinning. Try to start the machine with the drive belt off if no restriction is found which indicates that either the drive motor or the inverter is at fault.

Check the resistance of the motor windings (normally around 6 ohms across each of the 3 phases;otherwise, replace the motor) if the motor still doesn't run with the drive belt off. Check the continuity of the wire harness connecting the inverter and the drive motor if the winding resistances are good. Consider replacing the inverter if no problem is found with the drive motor and the wire harness.

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Aug 30, 2011 | GE WCVH6260F Front Load Washer

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Unplug machine. Remove back panel (4 phillips head screws). Remove large bolt in center of motor. Pull motor rotor off shaft. Remove phillips head screw(s) holding wire protector and possibly ground wire at bottom of motor area. Remove metric bolts from motor coils and remove coil assemble. Unplug 4 wire harness from Hall sensor. Unclip Hall sensor from coil assembly. Install new Hall sensor, and re-assemble. Plug machine back in. There. Done, and it only took 10 minutes!

Mar 27, 2011 | LG WM1814CW Front Load Washer

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I have a GE washer model wdss412oaww how do I tighten the belt


this washer has a belt that more or less tightens itself...if its cracked or split the washer usually makes noise as the belt flops around and will not wash or spin properly. The motor assembly must be removed and pump taken off to replace belt. The front must be removed to gain access to motor pump assembly. There is four nuts that hold motor to frame..Remove the belt off the pulley before you do anything to make it easier on you...take the four nuts off and remove motor/pump and sit with pump close attention how the belt goes through the pump and around the post of the pump to motor......It is possible, that you may need to replace the pump...if it gives you any problems coming may be need to be replaced as well...I hope this helps and if so,,,please rate my help.....Bruce Denton

Jan 20, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Need to replace the main belt on the bottom of the washer. The belt goes around the drive pulley directly below the electric motor which is accessible from the front bottom access panel. The belt goes...

Unplug the motor wiring, remove the bolts holding the motor bracket (4 I think) remove the hoses from the pump and lift the motor and pump out. Remove the 3 screws on the pump and separate from the motor. Put the belt on the pulley and replace the pump. Slide the motor and pump back in with the belt attached, but don't put the 4 bolts on until you put the belt over the tub pulley. Then put them in and plug the wiring back onto the motor. That should do it!

Nov 20, 2010 | Amana NAV8805EWW 3.3 Cu. Ft. Elustra Tub...

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Hi, if the tub is not spinning, you have either broken the belt, or the motor has burned out. If you are a handy person, you can pull off the back panel to get a look at the tub and the belt will be wrapped all the way around the tub and motor pulley. Turn it on if the belt isn't broken to see if the motor is trying to turn at the pulley. If the belt is broken that's the problem, but also make sure the motor runs because if it if froze up due to loss of bearings it will break the new belt if you decide you are going to try and replace it on your own. You will have to wrap it around the tub and run it over the belt tentioner and around the pulley. You can get a belt at a appliance parts house. Take the model, serial, numbers and brand name, and the old belt may have a part number on it. Keep me posted please.
I will check back in the morning.

Mar 17, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Drum does not agitate water goes in and it just humms, no agitation or spin

The drive belt is broken or the motor's rotor is stuck. Open the door and rotate the drum manually. The drive belt is worn or broken if you can freely rotate the drum. The rotor is most probably stuck if you cannot turn the drum.

Visual check can be done by removing the back panel. Remove the screws holding it to the cabinet and pull it off. Replace the belt if it is worn or broken. Simply wrap it around the drive motor pulley and on one side of the drum pulley. Rotate the drum pulley in such a way that the belt completely wraps around it.

Try to free the rotor if it's stuck by lubricating it and forcibly turning it back and forth until it turns freely. To remove the motor, disconnect the motor wiring harness and ground wire from the terminals and remove the mounting bolt. Pull the motor out of the mounting slots. To reinstall or replace, simply slide it back into the mounting slots and secure it with the mounting bolt.

In some cases, the drum will not spin due to a broken drum pulley. Post it back if that is the case.

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There is a post for this in my solved solutions. If you cant find

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