Question about Equator EZ 2512 CEE Front Load Washer / Dryer

2 Answers

Fan belt broken?

I think my fan belt broke yesterday while I was washing some towels. I heard a loud bang and then the drum stopped going around.

The problem now is that I have a load of towels that I need to take to the laundromat to finish washing, and I can't get the door to unlock.

The only thing I can think of doing is to let it run through the cycle until it gets to the part where the pump pumps out the water, then turn it to Reset and see if that does it.

Is this wrong? Will I burn out the motor if I run it without a fan belt on it?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: Fan belt broken?

The motor bracket is broke, which allows the motor to "jump" causing the belt to come off.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 209 Answers
Re: Fan belt broken?

Select a drain only option if the machine has one otherwise ok just let it run,

once the water has drained the door should open, then ask yourself why the belt snapped, which could be an entirely different situation

the only problem you will have is that the drum won't go round, this will not damage the motor or burn it out, if at all possible before doing this, try to remove the remains of the belt

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When spinning on highest spin make very loud noise like brick inside then heard loud bang and noise stopped washer carried on spinning

Hello that sounds like a broken spider that's blotted to the drum what hold the drum to the bearings if one is broken that will do that the banging is when it pop out on a spin it sounds like a brick hitting the back I would be very carefull as it can try and flip the machine if it catch the drum it's not bearings as you said it stopes and it was ok so it's the spider and most drums are sealed units so you can't do any thing ok hope this has helped you

Nov 13, 2015 | Washing Machines

4 Answers

WMA30 Front loader

when a machine gets old it is always normal for the vibration and banging to occur, then, after the vibration it settled down smoothly.this is due to worn fan belt .bearings worn out and the preasure on the dont get alarm .but you will soon have to replace the washer as the banging and the vibration will get worse eventually.or change the fan belt.and replace bearings.which can be done by a qualified personel.good luck.

Jun 09, 2007 | Hotpoint WMA30 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

On spin cycle very LOUD noise and some smoke immediately after shutdown. Drum rotates off center of outer drum, and rubbs at only one point in the rotation.

Try for drawings. Find the big capacitor, and look at it. If it blew, it would show. You would think a spring broke, the broken one would show. Maybe a shock absorber ruptured?

Nov 27, 2013 | Maytag MAH6700AWW Neptune Front-Load...

2 Answers

Wsher will not spin at end of cycle, tries to and stops. there was a loud bang in the previous load. drum will spin but tight. What to check kenomre 417-44142400

Hi stevensch693,

The loud bang you most likely heard is the capacitor of the motor, it has blown.

Open the washing machine up, look for the following component near the main motor:

You will need to replace this component. Be very carefull when disconnecting it, as it may still give you a nasty shock.

You can find these at any appliance spares shop or even hardware outlet. Note the number on it, if requesting a emplacement - even better, take it with when purchasing one.

Kind Regards


* If this solution helped you, please accept it

Jul 24, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore 417.44102300 front load washer. Yesterday as it approached final spin the drum was spinning at top speed as it usually does and all of a sudden it was like something let go and it started...

Possibly a broken bracket we see this happen frequently, with this type of model the parts are kinda high for this repair, look at picture in bubble.could be the shocks I don't think so.fgonzalez278.png

Mar 10, 2011 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Loud pop (sounded like a gunshot) during final spin cycle than heard constant noise. Does this sound like a busted bearing or belt? The tumble wheel is now very loose (easy to move and turn inside washing...

if the drum is very easy to turn with no resistance then the belt is likely broken and needs replacing. This is like changing the fan belt on a car where you loosen the bolts on the motor and hinge it towards the drum. Once the belt is in position, lever the motor back away from the drum to tension the belt and tighten the bolts.

Dec 17, 2009 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

2 Answers

My Amana LW4303W washing made a loud bang noise,


You have broken the drum bearing, it is the part located at the bottom of the tub, the drum bearing if fixed at the back of the drum.

Here all parts and diagrams for your model.


Nov 14, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Loud banging

Several possibilities for noise. check concrete balance wieghts at top and bottom of washer, make sure they are not loose.
Check drum restraint spring(s) are not broken.
Check suspension legs for wear.
Check for loose motor fixings.
Finally, remove drum belt, and spin drum by hand, tjhere should be noise from bearings, if it feels rough or is rumbling , then main bearings have failed.
Please rate my comments.

Jul 27, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

2 Answers

Boom and Bang Washing Machine

Bed sheets or comforters will often get out of balance in the spin cycle or during the rinse cycle. Throw some towels in there next time at least 5 big ones. They are engineered to take a little of this banging, it should only happen once in a while.

Oct 05, 2007 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Equator EZ 2512 CEE Front Load Washer / Dryer Logo

97 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Equator Washing Machines Experts

isaac johny
isaac johny

Level 3 Expert

796 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13356 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Are you an Equator Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides