I've just spent an hour taking mine to bits. On the back there are 2 x 9mm silver nuts at the bottom, below the star head screws you removed to get the top off. Then there are two more sneaky ones at the bottom of each side panel, just next to the gap about half way along on both sides., with a plastic cover hiding them from view. Make sure you release the mains cable holder from the top of the back by pressing the plastic clips down, then the whole shebang should slide off easily.
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If there is no removeable rear panel then it can be done from the top, it is not easy, but I have done it in the past.
If you tilt the washer towards you, it gives more room to get your hands and arms in to fit the belt.
Otherwise it means removing the rear half of the cabinet.
Hope this helps.
HI. you may have a defective idler pulley. excessive bearing clearance can cause the belt to slip off at times. A worn belt will slip off as well. i suggest gaining access to the belt to inspect for damage. you can start by pressing in the middle of the longest straight run. It should deflect no more that one inch. also inspect the belt for cracks, frayed edges or other signs of excessive wear. if any damage or excessive looseness is found, replace asap. It could also be stretched.
((You can check the pulley by removing the belt and physically rotating the pulley, if the pulley has excessive wobbling or shifting, replace it))
You need to pull the machine out from the wall and remove the back panel. This will give you access to the belt drives. It sounds as if the belt has either snapped or slipped off the pulleys. Be aware you may also have a bearing problem on the motor which has caused the belt to come off in the first place.
The transmission is belt driven so carbon brushes cannot be the issue. most likely it is a slipping or loose belt remove lower rear panel and check belt tension also check condition of the belt. In order to shift into spin there is a solonoid that activates the transmission you should be able to hear it click. if it just hums it may need replacment.
You should not need to remove anything to check and clean pump filter.
Open the filter door at the bottom right front of washer, there you will see the pump filter cover, unscrew the filter anti-clockwise, and remove the filter, and clean same.
With the filter out, you will see the filter housing, which is fastened directly on to the pump, have a good look inside the housing, and see if anything is stuck in there.
Refit filter, and test.
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If there is no rear access panel, then it is normally a cabinet off job, but it can be done from the top,
Lean the m/c towards you and with a bit of manipulation, you can actually fit the belt this way, it is awkward, but can be done.