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Belt has broken down and is not able to rotate the drum of machine. New belt of that size is not available in the market nor at any samsung centre in India.

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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.

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Replacing the belt on your machine is pretty easy. You will first need to take the top off. Depending on the model of your machine, there are either 2 screws at the rear of the machine that hold the lid on, or there is a screw at either side of the lid, about 3 inches back from the front, hidden under a couple of oval plastic covers about the size of your little finger nail (Note, these are torque "star" screws). Remove the screws and give the lid a sharp tap backwards with the heel of your hand to unclip it from its fixings. The lid will now lift off. Now go to the back of the machine and remove the lower oval cover (about dinner plate sized) that is held on by about 6 screws. This reveals the empty pump and the end of the motor drive shaft.

From the top of the machine, dangle the belt down and lasso the drive shaft of the motor, move the belt to the centre of the slotted shaft (you should see where the original belt was, because that section of the pulley will be shiny.

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Replacing the belt on your machine is pretty easy. You will first need to take the top off. Depending on the model of your machine, there are either 2 screws at the rear of the machine that hold the lid on, or there is a screw at either side of the lid, about 3 inches back from the front, hidden under a couple of oval plastic covers about the size of your little finger nail (Note, these are torque "star" screws). Remove the screws and give the lid a sharp tap backwards with the heel of your hand to unclip it from its fixings. The lid will now lift off. Now go to the back of the machine and remove the lower oval cover (about dinner plate sized) that is held on by about 6 screws. This reveals the empty pump and the end of the motor drive shaft.

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