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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?

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  • MarianB Oct 14, 2007

    Thanks, I'll go and switch it back on. I guess I should find my screwdriver and take off the back cover first.

    Thank you for the reply!

  • MarianB Oct 14, 2007

    OK, the belt isn't broken, it just slipped off, apparently. I am trying to put it back on, but I can't make it stretch (I know it's probably not supposed to stretch). I see a hole that would accommodate a hex wrench on the wheel that turns the drum, so I'm going to see if I can loosen that and get the belt to go back on.

  • MarianB Oct 17, 2007

    Thanks, barnsleymick! I talked to my dad on the phone and he told me how to get the belt back on without taking anything apart. I had to drain the tub and take out the wet towels before I could move the pulley though.

    Thank you so much for your help! I don't know how to change the rating on this, or I would.

    Problem solved!

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

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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

  • mick d Oct 15, 2007

    not a wise move, just make it stretch, trust me, ut the bolt back in then put the belt back on, it does stretch, thats what makes it tight

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