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Fitting a drive belt to an indesit WG1130TGT washing machine. how do I release the tension to fit the belt round the motor and pulley?

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  • caleyboy106 Jul 05, 2008

    Thanks for the info. I have a feeling that I've been sold the wrong size of belt as try as one might, it doesn't fit round both pulley and wheel. Trying to achieve the impossible on Saturday afternoon! Thanks again for your help :)



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I don't have the exact same model as yours, but on my WE16 I just place the belt over the motor pulley and partly round the big wheell attached to the drum, and then turning the big wheel by hand the belt gradually goes on completely. No adjustment to the spacing is necessary, unlike, say, the alternator belt on a car.
Hope this helps ya :-) D

Remember to have the machine disconnected from the power supply when working inside it!

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  • Richard Raynor Jul 05, 2008

    I have just checked my WE16UK and the belt has a code on - EL 1046 H8, and elsewhere on the belt there is 05 and 306. Thinking the 1046 might be the length of the belt I passed a tape measure round the outside of it, and that gave a reading of 1067mm! Close, but not very.

    You might try measuring the >inside< length of the belt you need by passing a tape around the motor pulley and drum wheel and comparing that with any numbers on the belt you have bought. You could also try entering your machine / model number on some of the Ebay vendors websites to see if you get any matches or conflicts.

    Hope this helps a bit. D



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