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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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Dryer won't turn

Okay, approach the dryer and first unplug it from power. Now very carefully take a flat blade screw driver and push the blade into the right or left front corners of the dryer box exterior between the mani box housing and the top. Carefully pry upward trying not to scar the porcelain paint finish. You will hear apop as the lid hold down spring detaches and releases. repeat on the other side. Place a hand on each of the lid corners and lift. the top will rise a angle upwards and to the back, use something to prop up the lid. Now looking down you will see the drum and a large narrow band running around the drums circumference . This is the drum belt if it is tight with no play. It is in
a proper position if it is about 4 to 6 inches from the back of the drum.
If it is displaced or hanging off the back see if it will move back up onto the drum. If when you do this it is loose or not tensioned tightly the belt will need adjusting down near the motor. To do this you must remove the back of the dryer, please be careful not break or disconnect the wires unless you mark them with tape to show where they were attached. Now this step works for both broken and displaced ,or improperly tensioned belts. at the motor near the bottom of the dryer you will see a pulleythat the belt attaches to on the motor right above the motor pulley you will see a tensioning bar or a pulley .this tensions the belt so it will tightly grip the drum of the dryer and the motor pulley.
Loosen the bracket position the belt and then retighten making sure the belt tension is tight on the drum. Now hand rotate the drum and see if the tension of the belt turns with the motor and does not slip.
IF it slips retension and recheck. If everything turns the way it should
Put the dryer back together, but do not entirely close the lid.Plug the dryer in, Set a dryer preset such as air dry and turn it on. if the
drum turns and doesn't squeal every thing is a okay . Turn it off and close the lid. Make sure the lid holddown catches lock the lid down.
Pop in a mid size load of clothes or Towels turn the unit on. If it squels it needs re tensioning. Now worst case scenario, the belt wont tension because it is stressed, frayed or stretched, go through the replacement procedure again. Proper Tension of the belt is key to peak operation. Good Luck if you are a stickler for proper belt deflection, a
technical term used forhow tight a belt can be before a belt is too tight, go to the dryer company's website and look for drum belt deflection measurements. I always used the belt rotation slip or no slip test. Have fun !!

Apr 05, 2014 | Maytag Dryers

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Placing drum belt onto motor pulley

pulley on motor has grooves that must have the belt grooves in them. Make sure that the belt is not kinked but is smooth around drum. Spring tensioner with smooth pulley must take up the slack and keep the drum belt tight. sometimes back access panel is easier than reaching from in front.

Oct 22, 2013 | Dryers

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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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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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Trying to change the belt do you have a diagram on how to do this

put belt around drum,then onto motor pulley, then idler pulley next to motor move idler so as to slip belt over pulley and release and this will tension belt,then manually rotate drum to align belt then re-install cover

Sep 05, 2009 | Dryers

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Installing belt on a hotpoint eletric dyer

Envision the belt as putting a chain on a bicycle. Put the belt in place on the drum. There will probably be a groove to put it in and then start it on the pulley of the motor. Once you have it in place, simply turn the drum by hand a little bit and it should slip all the way onto the pulley. If there is a block or something in the way of you putting it on, you will have to loosen it first. Normally there is not.

Jan 27, 2009 | Hotpoint NBXR463EBWW Electric Dryer

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