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Re: Cant get the belt on
If you have a tensioner, the pump will be bolted to it. If not, thread the belt round the wheel on the drum and hold it as though you are going to put it on the small motor pulley wheel. Spin the drum slowly by hand and let the belt feed onto the motor pulley wheel. It`s just like putting a bicycle chain on when it`s come off. Hope this helps you
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
There is no tensioner bolt as such; tension is just maintained by the motor support bolts. Please see my notes on belt changes ;-0)
The motor support bolts should be loosened and the old belt removed. Often putting the new belt on is a bit of a struggle, even with the motor 'loose', because it is new and smaller!
Once on it should be tensioned by pulling the motor against the belt firmly- but not over tight- and the motor support bolts tightened.
ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD ANY FORM OF LEVERAGE BE USED TO TENSION THE BELT AGAINST THE MOTOR OR FRAME; THAT COULD LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE BELT, MOTOR AND BEARINGS- EXPENSIVE!
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Thanks and good luck!
There is a tensioner on the floor. It may have slipped out ... pop the top off and remove the front of the machine. Sprin clips hold the top.
Around the drum, through the tensioner and around the pulley. Reassemble
Don't know if you have solved this yet but I found a good tip on fitting a drum belt to a machine that doesn't have tension bolts (i.e they are fixed).
First put the belt fully on the motor pulley. Now fit the other part of the belt onto the main pulley as much as possible on the right-hand side (looking at the machine from the front). Secure this part in place with a cable-tie (if you haven't got any go and buy some). With the tie in place, rotate the drum from the inside counter-clockwise and the belt should feed onto the main pulley correctly. The cable tie will either snap when you do this or you should cut it off after the belt is in place.
sounds like your belt is worn or the tension spring too tight on belt the vee part of the belt should not be rubber it should look like a material type coating to let it slip until it gets up to full speed (It,s Meant to slip) If it,s worn the rubber in the belt will grip too much.Hope this helps.Cheers.
Youmust loosen the motor bracket bolts and this will allow the motor to swing. Put belt on the motor pulley and feed the belt onto the large drum pulley and at the same time turn the drum pulley so that the belt pulls onto the pulley groove. Put some tension on the motor to tension the belt - not too much tension though. Holding the motor & belt tension, tighten the motor bracket bolts - job done. Should take no more than twenty minutes to complete.
Hi, put the belt on the bottom pully and feed the rest up to the top pully, fit the belt on to half of the top pully, now open the door of the washer and very carefuly turn the drum while holding the belt tight to the pully, take care not to get your fingers trapped, make sure that the belt stays on both pullys by rotating the drum by hand a few times, if it all looks ok and central then the jobs a good un.
I suggest the next step is to check the motor brushes. Take belt off and undo bolt at right hand side of motor .Allow motor to pivot down and then pull to remove. Brushes are located at back of motor in plastic housings. If worn down to housing they will need replacing. Any problems dont hesitate to ask.
this is a common problem as nowadays stretchy belts are used in order to avoid motor adjustment.
fitting requires some brute force. the way i do it is to put the belt on the motor pulley then start it as much as i can on the drum pulley. turn the drum pulley keeping force sideways to push the belt on and as you turn, the belt will go on
There is a large pulley directly under the washer drum that runs the
transmission. There is a small one connected to the motor shaft, and a
third which is attached to a spring-arm and acts as a tensioner.
Pay attention to the direction the tensioner moves. The back of the belt should go against the inside of the tensioner when it is released.
The easiest way I've found to get the belt back on is to thread it around the small pulley, and tensioner, then start it on one side of the large pulley, and rotate the large pulley to allow the belt to thread onto it.