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Drum/motor belt How do I fit a new rubber drum/motor belt to this machine, as there appears to be no way of untesioning the electric motor?

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You dont need to untension it, firstly place the belt on the small pulley on the motor then feed onto the main drum pulley gently turning it as you go, it may feel as though it wont go but it will as long as you have the right belt that is.
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I recently had an E3 code appear on my Samsung B1445V washing machine. It appeared after I started a Quick Wash, it would fill with water then stop - the E3 code would later appear. Prior to it breaking down, it was making loud creaking noises for several months beforehand so it wasn't a surprise when it gave up on me.

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After much searching on the Internet, I found a new genuine Samsung 1270 J5 Drive Belt on eBay for £8.44. I had it shipped out by first class post and it arrived the next day.

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If you do try this yourself, here's a few pointers:

1) Drain the machine on 'Drain' cycle. Unplugged from the socket and remove all hoses at rear. With a bowl handy, at the bottom right front of the machine, twist and pull out the small drain hose and remove remaining water. Then twist and pull out the filter - more water may come out.

2) Carefully turn the washing machine upside down. On the bottom there is a white cardboard liner held on by 2 screws, remove these. The electric motor is now visible.

3) Visually inspect the motor spindle to make sure the old drive belt is not tangled around the spindle. Also check the electrical wires from the motor to make sure they're not damaged.

4) It's a confined space to work in so be careful not to scratch and cut yourself on sharp metal parts inside. Place the new belt over the motor spindle then half over the drum wheel. Rotate the drum wheel and the drive belt will slip on by itself. Once it is fully on, spin the drum several times by hand from the inside to make sure the belt remains attached.

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