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How to replace belt on wma62

The drum on my wma62 does not move, although I can turn it by hand i.e no bearing or axis problem. I suspect broken belt. There is no back panel to remove.
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There is a small panel at the bottom rear of washer that can be removed.
Remove this, and you will be able to see if the belt is on or not.

If it has come off, then to refit it, or fit a new one on, do the following.
Remove the top cover by undoing 2 screws located behind 2 plastic covers st the top front sides of washer.
They are torx screws, but you can usually get them undone with a small screwdriver.
Lift the top up at the front, and smartly push the top back,
towards the rear, remove the top.

Tilt the washer forward towards you, this will give you more room to work in.
Fit the belt round the motor pulley first, then pull it up towards the drum pulley, and reaching down from the top slowly feed the belt round the pulley, turning it as you do so, it is difficult, but this is
the best way to do it.
Don't get your fingers trapped.
There is no adjustment req'd, as it is a self tesioning belt.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This sounds very much like the belt is broken or the motor is malfunctioning.
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Belts are not expensive- sorry I do not know how much yours would cost- and are easy to be changed by a competent person:-
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  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
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