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Belt keeps coming off

Help belt came off mid spin on my 2 year old mashine. I went and bought a new belt (genuin).I managed to get it on but new one is coming off after about 1 min spinning. Could it be something other than the belt?

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Re: belt keeps coming off - Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer Washing Machines

It could be the drum bearings

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The drive belt (or belts) of a washing machine may become worn or damaged, causing noisy operation or stopping the washer entirely. A damaged drive belt is easy to replace. Remove the back panel of the washer to gain access to the belt. To remove the belt:

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