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Belt Hello, we have a Speed Queen wash machine. We saw smoke coming from washer we unpluged and took apart to find belt on floor. We replaced the belt and the belt wont turn. the motor seems to work find. There is not any extra slack in the belt and the tub moves it is a little tough to move because it hase water in it. any sollutions would be great. THank You

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Re: Belt

We'll assume no problems with the belt installation - the tensioned idler pulley is pressing against the belt etc.
You didn't say whether it drained out OK or specify what model but it sounds like the brake is stuck or there's something caught in the basket. Try turning the main drive pulley (the one in the middle) Even with it full of water it should turn freely. Take the tub top off and check for foriegn obects stuck between the basket and outer tub. A wire coat hanger works well fro this.

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