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My WD440 has trown its drive belt and something

My WD440 has thrown its drive belt and something seems to be sticking in between the drum and its casing. Ive emptied the filter and that wasnt the problem. I can manually rotate the drum and it randomly sticks or makes a noise like theres a sock or something stuck in there. Its not a screeching noise. Any ideas ?

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  • rebelbuttmun Aug 05, 2009

    Great tip. I took off the paddles and stuck some electrical flex into the gap and gave it a few spins. A lot of fluff started to show and there is definitely some cloth stuck there. Its spinning freely now, although I didnt remove anything, only probably dislodged it to a 'better' place. Im tempted to put on the machine to see if it makes its way down to the filter.



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it sounds like there is a sock or something simular stuck between the drum and tank,the paddle is removable which may help you hook out the item,if you grab the drum paddle from the rear and pull it towards you it will then lift up,once you have removed the offending item,you just line up the slots on the drum with the pegs on the paddle and push towards the rear of the machine and you will here a click,this means the paddle is secure.

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