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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
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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