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Belt keeps popping off when its spinning

I have replaced belt on this frontloading washing machine but now i think the problem is something else b/c when the cycle begins to spin it can not make a full rotation w/o the belt popping off again

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  • darlingangel Jan 21, 2008

    i do believe it is tight ...takes 2 just to pull it on (and even then it is no small feat). when the drum begins to spin it seems it cant go even half the rotation with out the belt popping off. the belt also keeps popping off the same spot. i can not afford the sears mechanic to come. is there anything else i may not be doing right?

  • darlingangel Jan 21, 2008

    i do not see any guides...the machine is only 3 1/2 years old ..warrenty up. i am certain it is the right belt. now i am just not certain the belt is the cause.i attached the belt which has ridges on 1 side and flat on the other to the bottom half cylinder which seems to come out from a motor?. this cylinder also has ridges and spins to fix the belt to. then i attached the belt to the metal round piece which is attached to the drum ridges side up.

  • darlingangel Jan 22, 2008

    any other solutions????

  • Gcjhart Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, but my machine did make noise like it was off balance then the belt came off.. Got a new belt and I know it;s the right one, but even if you turn the puller by hand the belt comes off.. Any answeres please e-mail me at Gcjhart@zoominternet.net..

  • newegg Oct 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I ordered a new belt, and that even pops off. I spent an hour trying to make sure when I hand-crank the drum that the belt wasn't drifting forward or bak off the drum wheel. Worked fine until I actually loaded it and then the belt popped off again. I feel as though I'm missing something.

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You have to make sure that the tensioner and belt are tight, see if you can slide the housing back some more to give it tighter fit

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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    are u sure u have the right belt?, plus how old is the machine? and is everything aligned? meaning machine parts where belt go doesnt look slanted or off track? ,,,do you see any guides to keep belt on track?

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