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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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  • TC H Jan 05, 2008

    Thank You so much for you solution. There was a sock suck in the wall. I cannot seem to find anthing else in there. When I move the tub counter clockwise it seems to move just fine but when I move it clock wise it sticks and is hard to turn, and if is turn counterclockwise again it moves freely. Any solutions for this matter would greatly be appreciated. Again THANK YOU for all you help.

  • TC H Jan 05, 2008

    Oh you asked if the tub was draining ok and it is. The model # is SLW33oraw on motor it iss68pxmcm-1069 Thank You!

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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.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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