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Slipped belt the belt has slipped from the drum and sems to short to place back onto the motor

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Look at the fixing on the motor you have to undo the bolt and it slides in to alow you to put the belt on then slide motor back and nip up the bolt

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Instructions on how to replace belt on WF000 1000 spin washing machine

Changing the belt is easy. The reason for changing the belt is the question. If the belt keeps coming off on an aquaruis then it's usually a sign the bearings in the drum are shot. These things hardly ever need a new belt. That aside, I hope you have good reason to change the belt and there is the (Easy) way to do it.


Take the lid off. On this model I think you will fins a screw, hidden behind a little plastic prise-off cover, on either side of the lid about 2 inches back from the front of the machine.

Unscrew (Torque screws!!! but you MAY get away with a flat screwdriver that fits across the points of the star holes).

With the heel of your hand, strike the top front edge of the lid to make it slip baccwards about a half inch, this releases the clips that hold the back of the lid in place.

At the rear of the machine, at the bottom, there is an oval pannel about a foot wide and six inches deep held on by about 5 or 6 screws. Unscrew and remove the pannel. You can now see the drive spindle on the end of the motor.
Drop the new belt in from the top and hook over the drive spindle (you can see the position the old one was in on the slotted spindle because that portion of the spindle will be cleaner and shinier than the rest.
Now, holding part of the belt, guide it onto the main drum drive wheel (that huge wheel about 2 feet wide.
By turning the drum by hand slowly, you will be able to guide the belt onto the large wheel as you rotate the drum.

Having someone spin the drum by opening the door and turning it for you slowly may help

ALWAYS start with the belt on the motor spindle and guide onto the drum wheel, not the other way. You will never get it on if you start with it on the big wheel.

Unless you know the reason for swapping the belt, start worrying.... Occasionally these belts snap. Usually there is an underlying cause if they just "slip off"

Jun 23, 2011 | Hotpoint Aquarius WF000 Front Load Washer

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I need a diagram on how to open up the back or front to install the dryer drum belt for my Frigidaire FLSE60RGS0. we bought the belt, and I did get a diagram on how to install belt, but doesn't show us...

Disconnect the water, vent duct, and electric connection to gain access to the rear of the machine. Be prepared to catch any water that comes out of the hoses.

On the rear of the dryer, remove the panel that's behind the dryer section (upper panel).

If the belt is intact, make a drawing of the belt's route.

If the belt is broken, remove and discard it.

Slide the new belt onto the drum to approximately where it belongs (lined up with the motor pulley). I think this model might have a groove for the belt where it rides on the drum.

With the slack portion of the belt, squeeze it to make a loop and push it through and onto the tensioner pulley on the bottom of the dryer.

Using the tensioner spring to relax the belt (pull it toward the motor pulley), slip the belt onto the motor pulley.

Check the belt by pulling on it to see if the drum, motor and tensioner are rotating freely (don't pinch your fingers!).

I am not the best at abstract description. I hope this helped.

Good luck from Detroit, MI.

Mar 09, 2011 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

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How do you fit belt around drum onto motor of tumble dryer the belt wont strech

The drum rides on two rubber rollers and felt strips on the front and back prevent the drum from rubbing against sheet metal. To replace the belt remove the front panel with the door attached so you can slip the belt around the drum. You may need to remove the top panel to access the screws to remove the front panel. It may be easier to lay the unit on its back if you have the space which I have done to make it easier to reassemble the unit and tighten the screws on the bottom. I would also check the two rubber rollers the drum rides on and make sure the center holes are not enlarged or have an oblong center. They should not have any play in the center, if they do save yourself some time and replace them when the unit is open. Once you have the belt around the drum you can assemble the front panel leaving the bottom panel off so you can put the belt around the tension rollers and the motor pulley.

Feb 09, 2011 | Washing Machines

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How do i go about replaceing my washing machine belt

If your machine is a front loader, then you will need to remove the rear panel, normally this is just a screwdriver requirement. make sure you take your old belt as the supplier will require the numbers from it to ensure you get the correct size. There are many different belts. Place the belt onto motor shaft and then onto drum pully wheel as far as it will go. You then need to rotate the drum by hand to feed the belt onto the wheel. After you have done this you may need to line the belt up by moving it across the grooves on the motor spindle. to do so again move the drum pully around and at same time move belt across the motor pully groves until belt runs central on drum pully. This may seem awkward but you will be suprised how easy it really is.Also it will save you a fortune by doing this yourself

Mar 13, 2010 | Washing Machines

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How to fit a belt for a indesit dryer ISL70c


Thanks for using FixYa. Please follow the step-by-step procedure---

1. Remove the front panel.
2. Reach underneath drum and behind motor to locate idler pulley. Push idler pulley to left to release drum belt tension. Remove the belt from the motor pulley.
3. Remove the drum and belt from the cabinet.

1-- Prepare for replacing the dryer belt by lifting the lint-screen cover on the top of the dryer. Then remove the lint screen. Skip this step if your lint screen is inside the door. Remove the 2 Phillips screws inside the door instead.
2-- After removing the lint screen, lift the cover and remove the screws that hold the lint-screen housing to the dryer top.
3-- Slide a putty knife between the front panel and the top near a corner. Lift the corner and repeat on the other side.
4-- To remove the lower panel, insert the putty knife between the panel and each side. Then twist to release clip.
5-- Place a few wood blocks under the drum. These support the drum when the front panel is moved away from the sides.
6-- Loosen the screws that secure the bottom of the front panel to the dryer sides. Do not completely remove the screws.
7-- Remove the screws that secure the front panel to the dryer sides at the top. These are accessed from the inside of the cabinet.
8-- Lean the front panel away from the sides and slip the new dryer belt over the drum. Then re-secure the front panel.
9-- Check that the lip on the back of the dryer drum fits properly against the seal on the rear bulkhead of the dryer.
10-- Locate the original position of the old belt, and slip the new belt in place. Keep the grooved side of the belt down.
11-- Push the idler pulley toward the motor and loop the doubled-up belt around the idler pulley. Slip belt around motor pulley.
12-- Rotate the drum counterclockwise a few turns to check belt tracking. Then replace remaining components and test run.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Feb 20, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Lg front loader makes squeaking sound and struggles to spin

The drum is powered by a small motor and pulley, inside the unit and under the drum. A large belt wraps around the drum and pulley, and a spring "thing" provides tension so that the belt won't slip. The squeaking sound indicates that something is slipping, and the sluggish drum says that it's the drive belt. Take off the back, locate the motor/pulley/spring thing, and check the belt tension by observing the belt with unit operating. At that point you should easily locate the noise, at the motor (noisy bearing, lube or replace), belt warn (replace) or possibly the felt pads located at the top of the drum worn (not as likely but they do fail causing the drum to resist being spun by the motor to the point that the belt starts to slip. Hope this helps!

Jan 08, 2010 | LG WM1812C Front Load Washer

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Replacing the drum belt

Ensure power is disconnevcted first!
  1. Locate the lid. On both left and right front of the lid you will find a cover. Remove covers and this will gain access to screws (probably will be star shaped heads so a normal philips screw driver wont work.) B&Q will sell them.
  2. slide top backwards. It might need a slight tap as its often tight. Push lid backwards and it should lift off.
  3. Now the drum spindle will be located at the back of the appliance. If the belt is still intact then you have a fault somewhere else. If belt has come off then you will need replacement belt, part number, 1603287
  4. Remove bottom plate, located at back of appliance. here you will see the motor spindle.
  5. This is now the tricky part. The belt is a stretch type so it will appear to be too short but the best way to do this is to put the belt around the motor spindle first. then place around one side of the drum spindle (normally black). If you have a extra pair of hands then as you stretch the belt over the spindle someone else can SLOWLY rotate the drum (by placing their hands inside the drum and holding on to the paddles) and you can then "thread" the belt round. You may need to do this a few times as sometimes the belt slips off.
Good luck.


Nov 18, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

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WFF 1401. The drum is not turning during wash or spin cycles. But fills and empties okay?

99% probability that the drive belt has come off. Can you hear the motor whizzing when it should be turning the drum, but the drum doesn't move? If so then it will certainly be the belt off.... If you can't hear the motor then the motor its self may be shot. Most machines allow you to remove the back. If the belt IS off, then fit it to the MOTOR first, then slip it over the edge of the large wheel on the back of the drum and turn the wheel by hand to ease the belt back onto the wheel.

Now the question: Why did it come off? Your happiest hope is that you had a very heavy and uneven load in when it came off and that the load shook the machine so violently that it caused the belt to come off. This is good, don't overload the machine and it won't happen again. If this isn't the case, and it happens again, hope the belt is worn out and stretched (Hate to say it, but this is quite unlikely. Take it to the place where you can buy a new belt, measure your belt against a new one to find out). LAstly, sadly most likely and most expensive is the possibility that the belt came off because the rear bearing in the drum is worn out and allowed the drum to run out of line so the belt fell off. To test for this, open the front loading door of the machine and slip your fingers onto the drum while your thumb rests on the outer casing of the machine. Lift and squeeze the drum with your fingers, pulling it towards your thumb. The drum should rock back and forth on its springs, this is normal. If you hear a little clunk and you can see the inner drum moving while the outer drum (where the rubber gasket is fixed to the drum) stays stationary in relation to the inner drum moving up and down, you probably have a shot rear bearing. For most machines, this fault is not an ameture fix and its time to call in the repair man. Be prepared for the news that (more than 50% of the time) this problem is more expensive to fix that the machine is worth if it is getting on in years. If this is the case, weigh up the cost of the repair to an old out of warranty machine, against putting the cash toward a new machine that will give you the peace of mind of a warranty if thisgs go wrong

Oct 09, 2009 | Bosch Washing Machines

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My washer wont agitate or spin

If this machine is a drum type and NOT A TOP LOADER (There was no mention of the model) then the overload has possibly caused the drive belt to either break or jump off the drum pulley.


If the belt has slipped off or has broken, it can be replaced by fitting the (new) belt around the motor drive pulley (small end) and refitting around the drum pulley, you can do this by feeding the belt around the drum pulley, by holding the belt in place and feeding onto the pulley (IT IS EASY TO GET YOUR FINGERS NIPPED BETWEEN THE BELT AND LARGE DRUM PULLEY WHEN ATTEMPTING TO FIT BELTS BACK - SO BE VERY CAREFUL)

Best of Luck!!

Jul 04, 2009 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

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The easyest way to fit these belts is to locate it on the motor pulley and as far onto the right hand side of the main pulley (viewed from the front of the machine) as possible. Hold it on the main pulley with a cable tie and rotate the drum anti clockwise by turning it from inside. The belt will be drawn onto the pulley and the cable tie will snap as it rotates. (Easy)

Jun 17, 2009 | Hotpoint WF430 Front Load Washer

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