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The wheel that holds the belt is broken away from the motor.

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Is the pulley actually broken or has the hex set screw that holds it on the motor gotten loose and it slid off the motor shaft

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The dryer turns on but the drum doesn't turn, it spins when I manually do it?? Could it be a broken belt?

No most likely your motor is starting to seize up if you can use your hand to spin the drum while holding the dryer switch down and pressing the start button and this causes your drum to spin then the windings on the inside of the motor have become weak and you would need to change the motor in the unit. And if you do order a motor for the unit you should also order a new blower wheel as well because the wheel is made out of plastic and usually when you try to remove the blower wheel from the motor from the rear of the machine 8 out of 10 times the wheel will break because it has been attached to the motor for so long. If you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks Rick
p.s on the other hand if you can hear the motor running but drum doesnt spin then yes this would be a broken belt issue with you unit

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Beko Tumble Dryier - Model DRVS 73 W the Belt 9PHW 1967 has broken. Is there a step by step guide on how to fit the replacement belt.

Very easy on all tumble dryers.


This is simply a case of:
Take the top off the machine (Usually a couple of screws holding the lid on at the back).
Or - Rempove the inspection panel from the back
Drop the new belt over the drive motor spindle
On some machines you may need to thread the belt around a tensioning wheel
Now take the belt and place it on the side main wheel that drives the drum and simply spin the drum wheel with your hand, guiding the new belt into place as you spin the wheel.
It should simply stretch a little and work its way onto the wheel as it is hand turned.

Note, once it is on, take a look at the drive motor and make sure that the belt is sitting in the same place as the old one. Most of these motors have a slotted spindle and you can see from the clean and shiny surface where on the spindle the belt used to sit. If it is a little out of place, once again just take hold of the belt and pull it toward you or push it away as you spin the main drum wheel in order to move it into the correct slot.

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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet Engine turns over but will not start

First determine if the engine timing belt is still good.

Pop off the clips holding the black plastic cover over the timing belt...and pull away so you can see the belt.( The end away from the transmission.)

Have someone watch the belt as you crank the motor.

Belt should smoothly run while cranking.

If have a broken set of teeth on the belt.

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My b/f has a 1990 Fleetwood Cadillac...He believes the fly wheel may be broken...Where is the fly wheel and are they easy to replace?

Flywheel is between the motor and transmission the starter actually runs the flywheel to start the motor. To change it you will have to pull the transmission away from the motor to get to the bolts that hold it to the motor. Not the easiest thing to replace by any means.

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The dryer turns on but the drum dose not turn. It

That is definitely a very good guess. There are other possibilities (bad motor, etc) but that is the most likely by far.

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Loud pop (sounded like a gunshot) during final spin cycle than heard constant noise. Does this sound like a busted bearing or belt? The tumble wheel is now very loose (easy to move and turn inside washing...

if the drum is very easy to turn with no resistance then the belt is likely broken and needs replacing. This is like changing the fan belt on a car where you loosen the bolts on the motor and hinge it towards the drum. Once the belt is in position, lever the motor back away from the drum to tension the belt and tighten the bolts.

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The Maytag washer doesn't spin and had a burning rubber smell. Motor operates, but the drum does not spin. Belts have slack, motor pulley show evidence of belt turning which caused the burning rubber...

You should have a tensioner pully (a small wheel on a piece of spring steel) that hold the belt tight.
If that spring steel is broken or weak, then you will have to take the broken one to your local appliance repair parts shop and obtain a new one.

That should keep the belt tight and keep the drum spinning.... -Jim

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How to install a belt on a Whirlpool dryer model LEW0050PQ?

The tech I paid to replace the belt opened the case from the top and the back, and pulled the drum back away from the front, keeping the drum attached to the back panel. This exposed the motor and the broken belt, which had been cut by the motor drive wheel, probably because the drum was too heavy. Don't you just love renters?

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Dryer belt broke and the wheel tying the belt to the motor somehow come loose and was laying on bottom of dryer when I went to replace the belt, need schematics to figure out how to put wheel back in...

Below the motor pulley is two sets of parallel slots and some notches running perpendicular to them. Look at the tensioner, the piece that is laying on its side. Notice opposite of the roller is a flat surface with flanges that line up to the holes below the motor pulley. Ok? Alright now we want to scoop the front into one of those notches and it will hold. Now the belt goes over this roller on the tensioner first pushing slightly away from the motor pulley causing enough slack to loop it around the motor pulley so it goes over then around. Have someone hold the drum and steady so you can reach in, ps make sure the dryer is unplugged.:)
Ok here is a site I use to get illustrated, Look it over and punch in your model so you can see roughly how to get er done. Notice item 53 this is on my dryer, use

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How do you change the belt on a Singer 7462?

By removing the top cover, or the turning wheel cover,
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If the belt is not broken, then try to adjust the belt tension,
by adjusting either the height of the motor, or the tension wheel.

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