AFTER INVESTIGATION THE BELT HAD COME OFF THE DRUM.
AFTER FITTING AND TURNING DRUM BY HAND THE BELT IS FORCED OFF OF THE SIDE OF THE DRUM PULLY.
THE MOTOR PULLY APPEARS TO BE MISALIGNED WITH THE DRUM PULLY IS THERE ANY ADJUSTMENT I CAN CARRY OUT.
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Re: WASHING MACHINE DRUM WILL NOT TURN
There is no adjustment provided for lining up the pulleys.
If it comes off then there are a couple of reasons that come to mind,the belt is too slack, the belt is worn,the drum is out of alignment with the motor pulley, caused by worn drum bearings, the motor is loose, a loose drum pulley, or you are not lining the belt up properly, overloading can also throw the belt off.
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Most belts for washing machines are of the stretch type and they will take a lot of force to get on.Try to put on motor pulley first the try on drum pulley one side or other whichever feels easiest as you start it on pulley start turning drum pulley whilst holding the belt to stop it slipping,keep turning until it goes on then line up to centre of drum pulley.
The first possible fault could be if the motor is trying to turn but
the motor is physically jammed. This is likely to be rare. It’s easily
tested by opening the door on the washing machine and
drum by hand. If it moves normally and freely it’s clearly not jammed
and this is not the fault.
If it is jammed or very stiff then making
sure the machine
is disconnected from the mains supply you can just take off the drive
belt. You can then see if the motor is jammed or not because the shaft
where the belt fits wouldn’t be able to be turned by hand.
Drum shaft jammed
This would cause the exact same problem in that the motor is trying
to turn but because the drum was jammed it couldn’t. Again, easily
tested by turning the drum by hand – if it’s free then it isn’t the
fault. If it’s jammed or very stiff, removing the belt will let you
determine whether it’s the motor or the drum that’s jammed.
Tacho generator fault
The way a washing machine detects the speed of the motor
is via the tacho coil
which is the last potential fault listed.
The tacho coil is on the outside of the motor attached to the end
opposite the drive belt with 2 thin wires running from it. It’s a small
coil that surrounds the shaft of the main armature where a small round
magnet is attached. As the armature turns the magnet on the end of the
shaft turns inside the coil. It’s then easy for the pcb to count each
revolution of the small magnet and work out how many revolutions per
minute it is turning.
There is no provision made for adjusting belt.
With the rear panel removed, fit the belt round the motor pulley first, and slowly feed it round the drum pulley, at the same time turning the pulley by hand..
Watch your fingers, it will be tight.
You will find it easier to do if you lean the washer away from you, this will give you more room to get your hands in..
Hope this helps you.
Check that the drum is free to move - by rotaiing it by hand. If it rotates very freely - it is likely you need a new drive belt. If the drum is very stiff - and won't move, it is possibly a faulty rear bearing. If both these checks are not the problem, it could be a motor or control board fault. It can be a cheap set of brushes needed for the motor - or a new control board.
It really needs investigation to identify which part is needed before replaements are ordered.
Turn off and unplug before investigating further.
Remove rear cover of washer, and top cover also, tilt washer towards you, get someone to hold washer steady, fit belt round motor pulley,and slowly feed belt round drum pulley, watch your fingers, keep feeding belt round oulley, turning drum at same time, it will be tight, but persist, and belt will go on.
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The easyest way to fit these belts is to locate it on the motor pulley
and as far onto the right hand side of the main pulley (viewed from the
front of the machine) as possible. Hold it on the main pulley with a
cable tie and rotate the drum anti clockwise by turning it from inside.
The belt will be drawn onto the pulley and the cable tie will snap as
it rotates. (Easy)
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
hook the belt around the motor spindle first then get the belt as far round the pully as you can once at that stage hold the belt firmly as you can on the pully and turn the pully round making sure that the belt does not slip off keep turning the puully round till the belt is fully on once on spin the drum around by hand to make sure that it is on the pully square with motor spindle. job done. if this helped please leave feed back.