Question about Washing Machines

Open Question




Posted by on

3 Suggested Answers

  • 5911 Answers

SOURCE: Hotpoint WD640

My experience has been that if the drum does not spin freely, or "sticks", there is either something stuck between the inner and outer tubs, or your rear bearing is going bad. This could also be the cause of your belt coming off. If the drive motor is still turning and the drum suddenly stops, the motor could be pulling the belt off the drive pulley. I have found items like zip ties, bra straps, shoe strings, etc. in between the two tubs, wrapped around the bearing shaft. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to get to it without removing the wash tub and disassembling. If you notice a brownish colored spray pattern inside the casing of the machine then you know your bearing is probably shot. These same stains can also be found on your clothes. The bearing can sometimes leak when it goes bad. Now, the draining issue sounds like something else. There should be an electric drain pump that removes water from the wash tub. Is the drain pump coming on? If so, you may have something clogged in the drain line just prior to the pump. If you can access the inside of the washer, look for the drain pump. First, unplug the washer. The pump is a small electric motor (white, black or gray in color) towards the front of the machine with a drain line going to it from the bottom of the wash tub. Give the drain hose a squeeze. There should not be anything inside the line, except maybe some residual water. In some models there may be a plastic strainer that is used to catch coins and small objects, but nothing else. Wash cloths and underwear are notorious for getting between the two wash tubs and getting stuck in the drain line. If you find something caught in the drain line, suck the water from the wash tub with a wet/dry shop vac, first (if you have one). This will minimize the amount of water that comes out the drain line. Disconnect the drain line and clean out the drain line. If your pump is equipped with a screw on trap, remove it and check for debris as well. You could also have something caught in the trap, restricting the movement of the pump impeller. Now, if the you don't hear the pump running at all the pump may be bad. If you can give me some more info, I may be able to give more guidance. let me know.

Posted on Jun 23, 2007

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Neptune MAH3000AWW Pullys dont line up

Found that the rear bearing was bad, did not want to spend big money on very old machine so just replaced it.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • 24 Answers

SOURCE: hi i have a hotpoint

old belt may be streched replace it and it should be ok first make sure there in no water or oil leaking onto the pulley wheel thankyou

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi, got a new belt for my candy CM1 166/1 washing machine but it keeps coming off , its the correct belt , the pulley wheel does not have any play and hardly any on motor wheel either ,belt keeps going...

If the belt is coming off the pullies my be out of line .you need to put a straight edge across the two pullies to make sure they are level . And check there's enough tension on the belt .

Nov 07, 2014 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

The belt was broken we replaced it now the drum vibrates when it spins. washer is a front loading washer Model GBVH5200J3WW

It sounds like the first belt broke due to overloading the drum. You may have caused it to become mis -aligned. Try running it with a few items and see if it still vibrates as a washer throws the clothing to the outside of a drum to spin.

Aug 26, 2013 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

My Magtag Neptune TL 6800 started making a horrible squealing noise then smoke started coming out of the washer. What do you the problem may be?

You need to replace the belt needed to spin the drum. It sounds to me like you may have been overloading the drum, putting too much stress on the belt. Over time, it has begun to " burn rubber" as it spins, causing smoke, or worst case scenario, the motor that turns the belt is locking up as the drum spins causing friction on the belt.

Aug 17, 2011 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

The belt has come off when i refit it it comes off again is there a adjuster or something

Ther is no means af adjustment provided as the belt is self tensioning, if the belt keeps coming off, then it could be worn or the drum is running out of true due to bearing or main drum shaft wear.
With belt removed spin the drum by hand and listen for any noise from drum, it should be perfecly quite

Oct 17, 2010 | Creda W120VW Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Drum Banging When Spinning

Bearing problems normally cause rumbling noises as the drum spins which gradually get louder.The bearing are located between the inner drum and the outer case.It might have got misaligned due to overloading.Repairing these is very involved and requires removing and stripping the drum.

Apr 05, 2010 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have a Neff integrated washing machine, approx 9 years old. It is still taking in and draining water, although nothing else seems to be happening. The drum is not being moved (although I can move it...

A couple of possibilities here.
The drum belt could have off, or the motor is not working, possibly due to worn brushes in the motor.
Either way, it means the washer has to come out of the cabinet for you to check these things.
Please rate my solution .

Jan 13, 2010 | Neff Washing Machines

1 Answer

Whirlpool Duet Front Loader won't get up to spin speed

Careful of overloading the front-loading washers. Too much of this will result in the bearings in the drum to go bad. When this happens, the rpms on the drum slow down due to belt slack. You can only see this with the back off of the unit and in the middle of the cycle. They do not sell replacement'll have to buy the whole drum (bearings pressed inside) and for 1/2 the cost of a new washer. I hate front-loaders. I'll never buy one again.

May 20, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Neptune MAH3000AWW Pullys dont line up

Found that the rear bearing was bad, did not want to spend big money on very old machine so just replaced it.

Feb 27, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

1 Answer


There is no adjustment provided for lining up the pulleys.
If it comes off then there are a couple of reasons that come to mind,the belt is too slack, the belt is worn,the drum is out of alignment with the motor pulley, caused by worn drum bearings, the motor is loose, a loose drum pulley, or you are not lining the belt up properly, overloading can also throw the belt off.
Hope this helps.
Plz leave feedback.

Dec 09, 2008 | Hotpoint Aquarius WF000 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Zanussi aquacycle 1000 washing machine spin problem

this is possible due to a bearing collapse or bearing spider broken. this causes drum pulley to be out of line and the belt comes off

May 29, 2008 | Zanussi FJS1225W Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides