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Belt Replacement I want to replace the belt, but can't work out how to loosen the mounting for the motor can anyone help?

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Re: Belt Replacement

Sorry couldn't find a picture online, you could ask these guys; Usually these motors are mounted with a screw device somewhere on the side away from the hinge which can tension or slacken the belt. sometimes the whole motor is mounted on a sled, which can be moved to slacken the belt, probably by undoing 1 or two screws in the sled that slide in a track. if you have no luck with that then see if there is a small grub screw in the side of the pulley on the motor, if so you should be able to slide the pulley off to change a belt. Hope this helps :)

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I have the right belt so Zanussi tells me, but it seems to be 1 inch short. I have loosened the motor and everything else, but it is too short. The belt has the number 1196 . HELP

You have not specified the model of washing machine and it is impossible to give the correct answer. But I can generally explain the characteristics of the belt. It is elastic drive belt 1196 J5 which means that 1196 mm is the working length based on the belt mounted on the pulleys. "J" and "H" means shape of the drive belt and finally number after word (J5) means number of teeth (could be: 4,5,6,8) .The length marked on the drive belt (1196,1217,1280 etc.) is the working length based on the belt mounted on the pulleys. For a given working length, the belts - which consist of different materials - have a different degree of elasticity. This means that, when not fitted to the appliance, their lengths may be different. It is normal that the length of a plastic belt not fitted to the pulleys is three or four centimeters greater than that of a rubber belt. Also, both types of elastic drive belt are shorter than the working length and therefore it is a little more difficult to replace but not so much that you have to lossen motor.

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The belt has come off the drum and is very hard to put back on . The intsructions say to remove clamp from the motor but there does not appear to be a clamp - therefore whenever the belt is fitted once...

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @ 14:37 Tue afternoon,

Although I do not know your particular machine-
in general it is always worthwhile purchasing a replacement belt because the old one is likely to come off yet again. In machines I have come across the motor is held in place by bolts which, when tight, 'clamp' the motor in position.
The bolts are loosened, the belt put on and then the belt tensioned by firmly adjusting the position of the motor so the belt is tight and the bolts tightened i.e. clamped
In your case, apart from using the old belt which must have come off for some good reason, it sounds as if the belt is not yet tensioned/clamped.

Have a good look at how the motor is mounted- how it can swivel on its mountings/bolts to tension the belt. The bolts will be tight- and should be when tightened!

Hope this helps,

John C

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Install belt on Amana top load washing machine

Use the correct sized belt!!

Loosen the Motor mounting Bolts. ( Do not take it off ) Now the motor assembly can be moved towards the opposite large pulley.

Replace the belt in this position and slide the motor to it's original position. You adjust it in such away so that, the belt is not too tight or loose!

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I have a ge washer model whdsr316g1ww. the belt seems too small cannot get it around pully. ge said i have the right belt.please help!!

Have you loosened the motor mounts to help swing the motor closer to the pulley? If you have is something blocking the motor moving further?

Some belts can be a bit tight to get on so hook it up on the motor pulley first and then get one side on to the main spider pulley and then turn the main spider pulley to thread the belt on. Providing the belt was in its original grooves on the motor pulley as you turn the spider to get the belt on it will cetre itself. Then tension the belt by pulling on the motor and tighten the bolts. DON'T OVER TENSION THE BELT AS IT CAN SNAP IT OR THE SPIDER PULLEY!

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How to fit a belt to a hotpoint aquarius when the back cannot be removed

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I need to know how to install the new belt

The following link explains how to install the belt on a Whirlpool Duet front loader:

This is an easy process, but it may take some effort to get the belt on the pulley. It is designed for a tight fit in order for the belt to stay in place on the tub pulley with no play in it. There is no tensioner and you do not loosen any motor mounts. Just make sure you hold the belt tightly in place with your hands and turn the entire tub pulley (like a steering wheel) in a clock-wise direction. The belt will stay on after you turn the pulley far enough for it to grip and stay in place.

If you have not purchased a replacement belt yet, the part number for the model you have this listed under is 8181670.

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No.  The motor and pump assembly need to come off.
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