Question about Washing Machines
Get a belt a little larger and make up, or have somebody make up an adjustable idler wheel on an arm that you can use as a tensioner for the belt. If there is a belt just a little smaller, you could try work out a method of moving the motor closer to the drum to compensate for the shorter belt.
For the time being, forget the dryer and enjoy the cricket - do you think India will win? Our boys arrived home over the weekend, they were not very popular.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
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your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting
pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel
inner drum up and down.
drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it
should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to
the outer drum. There should be ABSOLUTELY NO PLAY between the 2 drums, even
the tiniest amount will mean the bearings have failed.
bearings are bad enough then other symptoms will typically include:
clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum
rattling on its bearings and/or hitting the outer drum)
have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly
even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins.
may feel like something is crunching or stopping you turning it when you spin
it by hand with the door open.
from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of
the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is a result of the
failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear.
is NOT a job for the uninitiated DIY enthusiast as it will mean stripping the machine
and removing the drum from the chassis, splitting it, removing pressed in
bearings and then sourcing and re-fitting new bearings.
be frank, the cost of a bearing set (if they are replaceable, and most are)
will be about £20 ($30) or so. But it's a long and horrible job if you haven't
done it before. I know professionals who claim they can do a bearing change in
under an hour, I've done a few and it takes me about 2 hours by the time I've
ripped the machine apart and reassembled it after the bearing swap. A local
repairer will probably attend and swap out your defective drum for a
refurbished one and then take yours away so he can refurbish it and put it back
in his stock. Sadly, this will take the price up to the point where you need to
question if the expense is worth it or do you get a new machine instead.
Aug 25, 2011 | Hotpoint Washing Machines
Loud noises coming from a Washing Machines are most often caused by loose objects inside the unit or by a broken dryer belt. The Washing Machines belt allows the dryer's motor to run smoothly. Continuous wear and dry conditions may cause the belt to dry out, eventually Washing Machines cracking and then snapping. This will cause a loud noise within the unit. Repair and fix the dryer belt of a Washing Machines to get rid of loud noises.
Instructions And Things You'll Needed to solve the problem.
Screwdriver ,Replacement Washing Machines belt
1 Stop the Washing Machines and look inside the dryer's drum for any loose objects such as coins, pens or anything else that may have been in a pocket of clothing. Remove the object and restart the dyer to determine if the noise has stopped.
2 Unplug the Washing Machines from the wall outlet to disconnect all power to the unit.
3 Remove the lint trap from the lint compartment on the top of the dryer.
4 Remove the screws that hold the top panel in place. Pull the panel off to access the
5 Tilt the dryer forward and lift the dryer drum to remove the belt. Check the Washing Machines belt. A belt that is worn, cracked, split or broken will cause loud noises.
6 Slide the old belt off of the drum and pull it out to remove it. Take note on how it is positioned over the drum.
7 Install the new belt. Lean the front panel away from the Washing Machines and slip the new belt over the drum. Locate the position of the old belt and slip the new belt following the old belt's position ensuring the grooved side of the belt faces down. Push the idler pulley towards the motor to allow you to slip and loop the belt around the motor pulley.
8 Place the top panel on the Washing Machines and screw it in place.
9 Open the Washing Machines door and use your hand to rotate the drum counterclockwise a few turns to ensure the belt is secured.
10 Plug the Washing Machines into the wall unit and begin use .
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