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Hotpoint washing machine belt come off

Hi, ive a hotpoint jetstream washing machine and it wont' spin. ive opened the small panel at the back and the belt is hanging down but i don't know how to get in there to fix it as it seems to be all one unit. can you help?

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U need to take the lid off and keep the small panel off now 2 ways u can do it 1)undue the botls on the motor just enough so u can move the motor now put the belt around the pulley wheel by placing your hand through the small panel once done put the belt around the motor wheel now last thing pull motor so it tightens the belt and tighten the bolts on the motor 2)place the belt around the wheel on the motor now with your other hand put the belt on 1 side of the big pulley wheel and hold it in place as u turn the pulley wheel it will slide on but with tension once on spin the pulley wheel and it will line up the belt

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