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Drum is not easy to turn

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I have checked that the belt is on but when I removed it, the drum was very stiff to turn.
The machine will not do a spin rinse.

..."any ideas please?"

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Clothes caught between inner and outer drum .get them out !!!clothes hanger could be used to fish them out Good Luck Eire

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Error Code & in washing machines..


Error 7 means - “Motor jammed / Drum shaft jammed / Tacho generator fault”

Motor jammed

The first possible fault could be if the motor is trying to turn but the motor is physically jammed. This is likely to be rare. It’s easily tested by opening the door on the washing machine and spinning the drum by hand. If it moves normally and freely it’s clearly not jammed and this is not the fault.

If it is jammed or very stiff then making sure the machine is disconnected from the mains supply you can just take off the drive belt. You can then see if the motor is jammed or not because the shaft where the belt fits wouldn’t be able to be turned by hand.

Drum shaft jammed

This would cause the exact same problem in that the motor is trying to turn but because the drum was jammed it couldn’t. Again, easily tested by turning the drum by hand – if it’s free then it isn’t the fault. If it’s jammed or very stiff, removing the belt will let you determine whether it’s the motor or the drum that’s jammed.

Tacho generator fault

The way a washing machine detects the speed of the motor is via the tacho coil which is the last potential fault listed.

The tacho coil is on the outside of the motor attached to the end opposite the drive belt with 2 thin wires running from it. It’s a small coil that surrounds the shaft of the main armature where a small round magnet is attached. As the armature turns the magnet on the end of the shaft turns inside the coil. It’s then easy for the pcb to count each revolution of the small magnet and work out how many revolutions per minute it is turning.

on Mar 17, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I have an eziloader 6kg dryer, the drum does not spin but the heater element turns on. How do I check if the belt has come off?


can you turn the drum reasonably easy whilst the machine is empty and off . If you can than the drum has no load and the belt is either broken or has come off the drive pulley or the drum . Disconect power cord from socket and remove back off machine ..You know should be able to access drive belt and either replace belt onto drum and drive motor or purchase and fit new belt . It is a good idea to replace a belt that has slipped off and is not broken - belts stretch and its likely to come off again . If this is one with a sealed back then turn it on side and remove base to reach belt .

Aug 13, 2011 | Dryers

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My kenmore 87872800 dryer wont spin. everything else is working but drum wont spin.


Left the top of the dryer top, check to see if the belt isn't broke or loose, if that is in tact try turning the drum by hand to see if it turns easily. if not, the bearing in the back of the drum needs replaced. this is easy to replace, remove the drum by removing the dryer top and then remove the belt, and the drum slides up out of the machine. replace the bearing then reassemble dryer.

Jun 16, 2011 | Dryers

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Drum of washing machine stiff and clothes don't dry after spin


poss item of clothing under drum take belt off and see if its free to turn if not remove sump hose or element to find wants jamming the drum.

Sep 14, 2009 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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Drum does not turn


Hello,
Here are a few things to check. If you don't feel comfortable performing these check, please have a repair person come in and check it.

* Broken belt. Open dryer and see if belt is still wrapped around the drum. Pull on the belt to make sure it's not just hanging there. Inspect belt condition. Do not apply spray adhesive in this case: replace the belt. If belt is broken, look for contributing causes for failure such as worn drum rollers, damaged felt kit, or stiff idler roller.

* Motor burned out. Remove belt from motor pulley and start dryer. If motor runs but is noisy and motor is unable to turn the drum when the drum belt is threaded back on the motor pulley, then replace the motor.

* Thermal fuse is open. Run continuity test.

Hope this helps.


Sep 10, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer heats up but drum doesn't turn.


If the drum is very stiff to turn could be the drum bearings shot which would account for the broken belt, replace belt and it liable to break shortly after again. hover are known for there bad bearings and they cost a small fortune.

check it out have a look and see if there is nothing jaming the drum inside, i am certain your belt has gone and maybe down to the stiff drum making belt break, replace belt but bare in mind it may break again if the drum is too stiff.

choice is yours really. bearing kits cost more than 50 quid in general

Jul 10, 2009 | Hoover Dryers

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Front loader noisey


Hi.

If you remove the belt and turn drum by hand, it should revolve freely and without any noise.

If it is noisy or feels stiff, then you proabably have main drum bearing failure.

Could be expensive to put right

Nov 21, 2008 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

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Drum is stiff


The bearings for the drum have failed and I reccondmend that you either get someone to do it or get yourself another machine.

The bearings can be replaced if your mechanically minded.... however this sort of job is best left to the experts...

Nov 18, 2007 | Zanussi FLE1416W Front Load Washer

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Drum is stiff to turn


clothes caught between inner and outer Drum, you have to get it out !good luck eire.

Nov 18, 2007 | Zanussi FLE1416W Front Load Washer

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