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Dru wont turn at all

I have a hotpoint first edition wm51 washing machine and the belt has came off. can someone please tell me how to repair it?

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  • sweetchocol8 Dec 22, 2008

    thank you replaced belt and machine worked fine for one wash. now will not turn.seems belt has slpipped off again

  • sweetchocol8 Dec 22, 2008

    belt is workin fine now. i didnt put it on correctly the first time but have now. thank you for your help

  • woody7405 Jan 03, 2009

    belt snapped dont know how to put it back on can you help me please

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Hi, welcome to Fixya.

The belt has come off for a reason, and there are a few reasons for it to do so.

1- You have overloaded the m/c
2- It is not draining properly.
3- The main drum bearings have gone. Before replacing the belt spin the drum by hand, and if it is noisy or feels rough , then the bearings have gone.
That means calling an engineer.
4- Worn or broken belt.
To refit the belt, do the following.
Remove top cover, and rear panel.
Tilt the m/c forwards, and support it.
Reach inside and slip the belt over the motor pulley, then start feeding the belt round the drum pulley, it is fiddley, but this is the only way, as you get the belt futher round, it will get very tight, so don't trap your fingers, just keep on going.
If it slips off, start again.
Goodluck.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks, And a merry xmas.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Dec 22, 2008

    Assuming you fitted the belt correctly, and that it was reasonably tight, then if it has come off again, then you have another problem

    Sorry can't provide more info than I already have.

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