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DETATCHED DRIVE BELT

Hey, I have a worn drive belt off the drum on a Zanussi W1242. How do I get at the back of the drum..? Thanking you ,Harry. ( They forced me to take the Chonk handle )

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This is a split cabinet and you have to remove the rear section of the cabinet. take top of undo all bolts holding rear cabinet plus one bolt each side at bottom underneath a blank and two bolts at rear bottom of machine. sounds difficult but in fact is easy

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