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Broken belt on a Whirlpool dryer


Does the belt go around the tub and then around the pulley? If so how do you get it around the these two? When I put the broken belt around the tub and pulley, it seems to be too long (maybe 4-5 inches too long). Would the belt stretch that much or should there be that much slack?
Does the tub have to come out to replace the belt and would there be any pictorials to actually show me what to do?
Can I fix this myself or do I need an expert?

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Fix it yourself, and you do not need to remove the tub. Put the belt around the pulley and pull the tub towards the belt. You may have bought a belt that is too short. But upon a belt breaking they will stretch pretty bad also

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Go to www.repairclinic.com and enter the model number of your machine. You will be presented with a list of common replacement parts and may be able to view a video showing the procedure.

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This could be an easy fix if the counter weight came loose from the top of the tub shell which is a common problem causing banging. Unplug the unit and pull the unit out from the wall disconnection the water hoses after turning of the water. Remove the back panel to inspect the counter weight, spider pulley and belt. If the counter weight is not broken you can reattach it to tub shell and retighten the bolts. If it is broke it is about $30.00 plus shipping. Inspect the spider pulley which is attached to the tub with the belt around it. If it is not broken, you can turn the pulley by hand to check the tub bearings for free movement. Make sure the belt is in good shape and attached to the motor spindle and spider pulley. If the spider pulley is broken you may have to order a new pulley. If you have to remove the spider pulley you may want to use a gear puller from an auto parts store to remove the pulley. If you turn the pulley by hand you should not hear scraping. If you do in could be the bearings or a screw is rubbing against the shell. If you have to replace the outer tub shell (approximately $300.00 for parts only). I would unbolt the bolts holding the shell and find where the tub or screw is rubbing so you do not have to replace the expensive shell.

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It sounds like the spring in my washer has broken. It made a loud sound during a cycle and now the basket is completely off balance and barely moves. I was wondering if the spring is worth fixing or if...


This could be an easy fix if the counter weight came loose from the top of the tub shell which is a common problem. Pull the unit out from the wall and removed the back panel to inspect the counter weight, spider pulley and belt. If the counter weight is not broke you can reattach it to tub shell and retighten the bolts. If it is broke it is about $30.00 plus shipping. Inspect the spider pulley which is attached to the tub with the belt around it. If it is not broken, you can turn the pulley by hand to check the tub bearings for free movement. Make sure the belt is in good shape and attached to the motor spindle and spider pulley. If the spider pulley is broken you may have to order a new pulley. If you have to remove the spider pulley you may want to use a gear puller from an auto parts store to remove the pulley. The belt is easily replaced once you know the below procedure:

1. Place the belt around the center of the motor pulley stretching the belt to the spider pulley leaving no slack in the belt.

2. Keeping the slack out of the belt, place the belt on the outside rim of the spider pulley as much as the belt tension will allow you to do so.

3. Keep the tension on the belt and slowly rotate the spider pulley counter clockwise until the belt is completely on the spider pulley.

Rotate the spider pulley several times to make sure the belt stays in the center of the spider pulley. If the belt is not centered after several revolutions you need to remove the belt and reinstall it after moving the ribs of the belt on the motor pulley in the direction which centers the belt. If it was my unit I would fix it unless you have to replace the outer tub shell (approximately $300.00 for parts only).

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Need to replace the main belt on the bottom of the washer. The belt goes around the drive pulley directly below the electric motor which is accessible from the front bottom access panel. The belt goes...


Unplug the motor wiring, remove the bolts holding the motor bracket (4 I think) remove the hoses from the pump and lift the motor and pump out. Remove the 3 screws on the pump and separate from the motor. Put the belt on the pulley and replace the pump. Slide the motor and pump back in with the belt attached, but don't put the 4 bolts on until you put the belt over the tub pulley. Then put them in and plug the wiring back onto the motor. That should do it!

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Hi, if the tub is not spinning, you have either broken the belt, or the motor has burned out. If you are a handy person, you can pull off the back panel to get a look at the tub and the belt will be wrapped all the way around the tub and motor pulley. Turn it on if the belt isn't broken to see if the motor is trying to turn at the pulley. If the belt is broken that's the problem, but also make sure the motor runs because if it if froze up due to loss of bearings it will break the new belt if you decide you are going to try and replace it on your own. You will have to wrap it around the tub and run it over the belt tentioner and around the pulley. You can get a belt at a appliance parts house. Take the model, serial, numbers and brand name, and the old belt may have a part number on it. Keep me posted please.
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Machine makes loud clicking noise when in the spin cycle....tub doesn't spin.


You very well could have a broken belt. Sounds like just your pulley is spinning but not the belt. You will have to remove the rear access panel and take a look.
If belt is still intact, make sure tub and bearigs are not frozen up. Make sure motor pulley spins. You can check power to the motor with a voltmeter.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-washing-machine.htm

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Belt is loose or pulley needs to be tightened.
Servicing the Tub and Agitator
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Replace a damaged agitator
with a new one of the same type.
Unscrew the cap on top of the
agitator and pull straight up;
the agitator should lift off.

The washing machine tub, or basket, generally doesn't cause problems. However, at times it may cause damage to the laundry, make a lot of noise, vibrate, or stop completely.

If laundry is torn during the wash cycle, feel around the tub. If you find a rough spot, you may be able to smooth it with an emery board. Sand the spot lightly. If this doesn't work -- or if you have to cut to bare metal to remove the roughness -- the tub should be replaced. In this case, it's probably much wiser to replace the entire washer.

The agitator -- the finned part that fits on the tub shaft -- can also tear laundry if the fins are cracked or broken. You may be able to solve the problem temporarily by pinching off the splinters with pliers and lightly filing the plastic smooth, but this is just a stopgap measure; the agitator should be replaced. Replace a damaged agitator with a new one of the same type. To do this, unscrew the cap on top of the agitator. With the cap off, pull straight up on the agitator; it should lift off. If it doesn't move, rap its side with a hammer. If it still won't lift off, drive wedges under the bottom rim of the agitator to dislodge it. Then set the new agitator into place and replace the agitator cap.

Damage to the snubber, a padlike device sometimes located under the agitator cap, can cause the machine to vibrate excessively. The snubber may have a suspension spring in it. Lift off the agitator cap and examine the snubber. If the spring is broken, or if the pad is visibly worn, replace the entire snubber. Snubbers might also be found at the splash guard at the top of the tub, under the transmission, or as part of the water pump housing. Look around until you see it.

If the machine doesn't have a snubber, listen for noise at the suspension unit between the tub and the machine cabinet. The suspension unit has fins or pads that may need replacement. In some cases, the entire unit may have to be replaced. Another noise point is the basket support nut. Tighten the nut or, if you can't tighten it, replace it.

Sudden tub stops can be caused by a broken motor belt, but they are usually due to poor tub loading. Check to see if wet laundry is wadded around the bottom of the tub shaft, or under the basket or agitator assembly. Remove the basket or agitator in order to remove the laundry easily.
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The drive belt (or belts) of a washing machine may become worn or damaged, causing noisy operation or stopping the washer entirely. A damaged drive belt is easy to replace. Remove the back panel of the washer to gain access to the belt. To remove the belt:

Step 1: Loosen the bolt on the motor bracket and move the motor to put slack in the belt.

Step 2: Remove the old belt and stretch a new one into place on the pulleys.

Step 3: To put tension on the new belt, use a hammer handle or a short pry bar to push the motor into position while you tighten the bolt in the adjustable bracket. The belt should have about 1/2 inch deflection when you press on it at the center point, midway between the pulleys. If the belt is too loose, it will slip on the pulleys, causing the machine to malfunction. If the belt is too tight, it will wear very quickly and will probably become so hot that it will start to smoke or smell.

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