I am having trouble replacing my washing machine belt.
I am not sure how to install my washing machine belt. I know that I have to remove the motor and I think that I have identified how to replace the belt, but when I turn on the machine, the belt doesn't move and the machine starts to smoke.
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Re: I am having trouble replacing my washing machine...
Make sure that yo have the correct belt. I am sure that you have already done this. It sound like the drum it stuck. Make sure the drum will spin. Also without the the belt on make sure the motor will work on its known. See if this will help
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You will need to remove the motor & then remove the pump from the motor assembly to install the new belt. here is the break down. Make sure to take a good look at how that belt is around the pump. take the hole motor, braket and pump off the machine at one time. the motor does not need to be taken off the metal braket. Good luck :)
Unplug machine. Remove back panel. loosen three nuts holding motor clutch assembley from bottom side of motor mounting plate with deep well socket, allowing motor mounting plate to slide. Remove clamp holding flexible drive coupler just above belt. Remove belt. Reverse to install, but remember to give a little tension to the belt by holding motor toward the back left corner while tightening up nuts. Tighten the nut closest to the center of the machine first.
Its the filter cap or plug. It unscrews anti-clockwise.
Remove the front lower panel, screws underneath.Be prepared for water, drain out from drain hose.Check filter for clogging, clean out.Sometimes when the load is unbalanced & the machine cannot adjust the load it stops.To avoid this make sure your wash is mixed with big and small clothes. If this does not work remove the rear panel & check belt, should have half inch ‘give’.Still not good, remove belt, unscrew 2 bolts that hold the motor, unplug the motor connector, lever the motor back with a screwdriver.Check the motor brushes, if they are any shorter than 1 cm replace brushes.
Remove the front lower panel, screws underneath. Drain off water. Be prepared for more water. Check filter for clogging.Sometimes when the load is unbalanced & the machine cannot adjust the load it stops.To avoid this make sure your wash is mixed with big and small clothes. If this does not work remove the rear panel & check belt, should have half inch ‘give’.Still not good, remove belt, unscrew 2 bolts that hold the motor, unplug the motor connector, lever the motor back with a screwdriver.Check the motor brushes, if it is any shorter than 5mm replace brushes.
Remove rear panel of washer.
Remove drive belt.
Unscrew the 2 bolts that hold motor to tub back.
Remove motor plug
Lever notor back with a screwdriver or similar, keeping a firm hold on motor.and remove motor
At the rear end of motor away from pulley you will see the brushes and the armature.
Remove brushes, and if there is less than 4 or 5mm of carbon left, then replace them.
Lightly clean the armature with emery cloth.
Refit in reverse order. Test.
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If you stand in FRONT of the washer, leaning over the top, the drive wheel is underneath the main drive motor, on the RIGHT hand side. Loop the belt over the drive motor wheel, then over the main pully, and it should be good to go!