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Zanussi TC470 Belt Tensioner

Hi I've Fitted the belt to my tumble dryer but for some reason i'm unable to tension it

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Some dryers have a trnsion pulley that you must put under the belt and some go over the belt . some dryes adj belt buy loosing the motor and adjesting the drive belt

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Do you have it fitted correctly to the idler pulley?

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Did you locate the "tensioner" wheel that may have jumped out of the mounting hole...??

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Have a zanussi tumble dryer...motor is working but drum not turning


Your belt is broke or worn out or the tensioner is defective you will have to look at it. go to www.applaincepros.com and look up your model number to see what all it could be.

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Dryer not tumbling


A broken belt is very common. If you hear the motor running, that's probably it. The dryer must be taken all apart to replace the belt. Hopefully instructions will come with the new belt. Routing the belt over the motor shaft and around the tensioner is always a challenge.

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I need to fit a new belt to a Creda Tumble Dryer


There should be some kind of tensioner around the motor or one of the pully's. The other problem could be that the belt you bought is the wrong one for your model. If you still have the old belt, measure the new belt against the old one and the new belt should be slightly smaller. I hope this info helps.

Nov 29, 2008 | Dryers

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How to fit a belt on a tumble dryer


unplug the dryer,
220v is not fun
dryers are generic inside, regardless of maker
while you got it apart to replace the belt is a good time to clean out exhaust vent pipes and the squirrel cage fan, no lint, better air flow, less $$ to run
3cd9043.jpg the tensioner may push Up on the lower run.

  • open case, most front panels are removed including door, remember to disconnect door switch wires, set panel aside
  • pull drum out
  • check drum support rollers
  • check drum felts, bushes guides
  • locate tensioner pulley, belts have been known to pull them out of the mounting when it breaks, check , reinstall if out
  • pick up broken belt off floor of case
  • take belt to parts store and match it, despite the huge number of dryer models there are very few belts.
  • If any felts or rollers are worn,stuck,damaged take them too to the parts store, and replace in pairs, despite the huge number of dryer models there are very few rollers or felts
  • after ensuring rollers anf felts and bearings are serviceable, loop new belt around drum at the wear mark from prior installation, reinsert drum
  • loop new belt around motor pulley.
  • pull tensioner pulley against spring to end of motion
  • loop belt around tensioner pulley
  • allow tensioner to slowly move back by spring tension till the belt is taut
put front panel back on, plugging in door switch
plug in mains
dry clothes
takes longer to type than to do

Aug 29, 2008 | Dryers

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Replacing drive belt


The belt does NOT figure 8, it does not cross itself at all, friction would wear it out fast
the belt makes a kidney shape around the drum and motor and tensioner pulley, then the tensioner presses against it
de47d73.jpg loop the belt around the drum
loop the belt around the motor
pull the tensioner HARD to the end of its travel, loop the belt over the tensioner
release the tensioner

Aug 28, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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Zanussi tumble dryer. no.TC7114W


loop the belt around the drum.
slide the belt down the drum directly over the motor pulley
loop the belt around the motor pulley
pull the tensioner pulley hard to the end of its travel against its spring
wrap the belt around the tensioner pulley
release the tensioner so the spring pulls it against the belt
rotate the drum by hand to ensure the belt is aligned and does not pull offf the pulleys
reassemble case
dry clothes
its easier than it looks seeing a broken belt in the bottom of the case.
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Aug 07, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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BELT WON'T TURN THE DRUM


there is a tensioner pulley as well as the drum and motor
It hooks into a slot, usually on the floor of the case, and has a spring that pulls it against the belt to tension the belt.
Broken belts have been known to knock the tensioner out of place, it should be sitting on the floor of the case as should its spring.
There is usually ony one slot for it to sit in, self evident if you know to look for it
loop the belt around the drum.
slide the belt down the drum directly over the motor pulley
loop the belt around the motor pulley
pull the tensioner pulley hard to the end of its travel against its spring
wrap the belt around the tensioner pulley
release the tensioner so the spring pulls it against the belt
rotate the drum by hand to ensure the belt is aligned and does not pull offf the pulleys
reassemble case
dry clothes
its easier than it looks seeing a broken belt in the bottom of the case.
fd5c779.jpg tensioner may be on the bottom run pushing up, or on the top run pulling down

Jul 07, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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Zanussi TC7114W condenser Drier


belts do not figure 8
they look something like this
f6516ed.jpg the front panel comes off, to access the drum without removing bearings etc, and the belt can be placed easily, around the drum and motor pulley.
then pull the tensioner hard against its spring, loop the belt around the tensioner and allow the spring to tension the belt.

Feb 14, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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