The drum will not spin, the motor and belt are fine, it seems as though the drum has deattached itself from the spindle, if I turn the drum by hand its very loose and the drivewheel at the rear of the machine does not turn.
Is this fixable?
Re: Indesit WA105 - drum is loose and fails to spin
It is repairable but will take about 3 -4 hours (if you know what your doing) and the parts will cost about 65% of what a new machine will cost. You need to weigh up how old the machine is and or if its "beyond economical repair"
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are you sure youve got the right belt for that model dont know if all belts are standard or not its a posibilty you have the wrong belt as im asuming your your turning the drum when empty when you get it over the drum and motor should be really tight hope this helps you
Immediate thought was the belt but you already checked that. Reading your message, you seem to be indicating the washer goes through the wash cycle and does everything except turn the drum, i.e. it fills and drains and the timer control knob advances as you would expect. This machine has an electro-mechanical timer rather than electronic, so if it advances through the program correctly, I would exclude this from my initial checks, but I'd still come back to it later.
Washing machines aren't that complicated, so if all of the above is true, the obvious assumption would be the drive motor. You've obviously opened up the machine to check the belt, so have you tested the motor with an ohm / multi-meter?
Please confirm the correct operation of the timer and whether you have tested the motor and I will try to assist you further. I check messages regularly, so if you post back here I should reply fairly quickly. Make sure you reply from within this page - don't post a new help request!
Some slippery material has deposited on the motor pulley.
Clean it with a abrasive paper lightly. Also the inner side of the belt which comes in contact with pulley with light abrasive paper.
Also make sure the belt is tight so that it can grip the pulley.
If all this fails, it means the belt has become loose over prolonged use and requires replacement.
With the door open, try spinning the drum, there should be some resistance along with a slight wherring sound. If it spins freely without much sound at all - you probably need a new belt.
If you can feel it driving the motor, you may need new contact brushes for the motor.
If the machine buzzes when it should rotate on program, you need a new motor Run capacitor also.
If no sound - nothing, the motor may need replacing or at least checking.
these washers are a swine to dis-assemble and i would not recommend it unless you are experienced.
on most indesit, the bearings are in a spider bolted to the outside of the tub. take the back off and see if you can localise the noise to the bearings
worthwhile also taking the heater out (one nut in the middle), peer in and check no foreign object causing the noise
Open machine's rear panel and remove belt.
Check if motor spins (when it should, as per cycle stage).
If motor is spining - Move tub manually and check for smooth spin In case it doesn't spin smoothly - maybe that a sock or other piece of clothing get between the clothes tub and the outer tub and prevent tub's spining. If this is the situation, you should remove it.
In case motor doesn't spin- Check with multi-meter if it get power.
If it get power - The problem is with the motor.
Good luck !!