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Like many others I have having problems in fitting a new belt to a Simpson Sirocco 350. Who ever designed this machine did not want it repaired. I fix a lot of appliances over the years but this one has me beat. I have found that by turning the back cover 90 deg I can get into the motor and pully but can't get the tension for the drum to turn . I feel I have not fed the Motor /pully combination correctly . Have you a diagram to follow.Thanks Harry

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  • cramer441 Aug 24, 2010

    Well I fixed the problem myself. This is how to do it .Remove the covers and fan belt on the back . Place the unit so the motor is on the bottom left hand corner. the back cover can now be moved 90 deg to the left and remove the wire from the 2 clips holding the cable . Now remove the spring that goes from the motor to the rib on the drier case. The motor can now be swung down. With the drum belt around the drum making sure the groved side of the belt against the drum towards the back. Feed the belt around the pullykeeping to the right of it and then onto the motor drive. Replace the spring . Now replace the cover to the correct position replacing the cable in their clips and open the front and guide the rim of the drum into its position. now put some screws in the back cover. Check that the drum is driven when the motor is turned by hand. Place the drier on its face and finish the job . Hope this helps. Harry

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Thanks Harry. This problem was driving me to a state of profane fury! Without your advice, my driver would have been added to landfill. Cheers. Alan

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