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Hotpoint washing machine belt come off

The belt has come off both the pulley and the motor how can i get this back on ????

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To refit belt, remove top cover and rear lower panel at bottom of washer.
Tilt the m/c towards you.,you may need assistance to hold m/c.
Put the belt round the motor pulley first, and then fit it on drum pulley, slowly turn the pulley feeding the belt round as you go, it will be very tight, so be careful not to trap fingers., just keep going until belt is on, there is no adjustment needed as belt is self tensioning.
The belt needs to sit in the middle of the pulley.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Jan 20, 2009

    I recently posted a solution to your question on how to replace belt on Hotpoint washer.

    I was wondering how you got on, as you did not leave any feed back or comment.

    I do like to have feedback, as this way,I know if I am providing the correct solution.

    Any comment would be welcome.


  • paulrichard Jan 01, 2011

    I found that a good tip is to use cable ties to hold the belt on to the drum pulley, then pull the belt on by turning and then cutting the cable ties off.
    Another tip is to manually turn the drum in both directions with the machine on level floor so that the belt finds its own path on the drum pulley before turning on the electric and trying it out, e.g. on slow-spin cycle.

  • Houseywife Jan 23, 2011

    Just googled this problem on the off chance and found your solution - bingo! Washing machine working again. Thank you.


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  1. After struggling for 2 hours tried what Barkencoa suggested and sorted the issue within 2 minutes ! Sound advice.

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  • tetraman Apr 25, 2011

    KNVOSS ands barkencoa thanks for the advice with the Aquarious belt replacement. It was extremely helpful and saved me a lot of time. Getting the belt onto the motor spindle is a tight fit for sure and I was not looking forward to the job however it went easily and I thought that I could add something to the debate with the solution I arrived at. Firstly get the belt warm. It was a hot day when I did it so I simply kept in in the car for a while. If its cold put it in front of a fire for a bit. Next get the belt over the drum, take a piece of metal tube, I used an old bit of curtain rod but some 15mm copper pipe would also be ok. Pass the tube between the drum and the belt, engage the end of the tube onto the end of the motor spindle and press down the other end. Slip the belt along the tube until it is over the spindle. Hold the belt and pull the tube out. Position on the spindle and job done, no worries and no sweat.



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SOURCE: hotpoint washing machine belt come off

Either the motor has loosened enough from its mounting to shift to an angle instead of being straight in alignment to the pulley, or the pulley has . Whenever a belt pulley becomes misaligned or is shifted to a slightly off angle position, the belt will seek and climb up the edge that is out of alignment and make its way off.

The only other feasible explanation is that the motor or pulley has become loose enough in its mounting to slide one toward the other. A belt turning without enough tension to keep it tight and flat will, through centrifugal force, raise up enough out of its path to find the slightest misalignment and work toward that edge until it comes off.

Until this situation is corrected it will eventually find its way off again.

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You most likely didn't tighten up the belt tensioner, this adjusts the tightness of the belt, so as it stretches, during use, this can be, adjusted out.

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SOURCE: how do i fix on a drive belt to a washing machine?

There is a removeable cover at bottom rear of washer..
Undo this, and you will see the motor and belt.
It will be very tight to put on, but this is normal as it is a stretch belt, that is why there is no adjustment on motor.
Hope this helps you .
Please rate my solution.

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