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Drive belt out of alignment

Machine has been making a bit of noise lately when spinning. I took the back of today to have a look and the drive belt going around the wheel with the spokes seems to be slipping towards the drum side of the wheel and cutting into the plastic. The motor wheel - the one with grooves has the belt set to the extreme outside to try and prevent this. There does not seem to be much slack in the belt itself but appears to be more of a misalignment. Any ideas ?

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  • Chris Neville May 14, 2007

    what do you mean by pulley being bolted fully home ? None of the spokes are cracked/broken. Should the belt be really tight, It seems to stay on during the spin, but as the spin gets faster, on the very final top speed, the belt rubs against the plastic casing of the drum back and becomes noisy. Do you think a new belt would be tighter and would maybe stay on.

  • Chris Neville May 19, 2007

    thanks, got the new belt, helps a bit if I have it overhanging the groove on the motor spindle but this causes the drum to rotate erratically. Any ideas how I tighten the bolt. I used a socket and the pulley wheel kept turning so I wedged something between it and tried to tighten it but it feels tight already. Do I have to take the whole drum out and apart ?

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Check pulley is fully bolted home. also fault could be due to the bearing spider (on the drum) being broken or cracked on one leg. if this was so, would expect spin with clothes to be very noisy. get gack to me if you want. the belt is a stretchy belt ie no adjustment for tightness

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  • douglas smith May 19, 2007

    new belt may help and it should be really tight. however, i think the root cause is drum pulley out of line with motor pulley for the reasons described. pulley is held on to drum shaft with a bolt and make sure this is tight. it is an odd fault

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