Machine has been making a bit of noise lately when spinning. I took the back of today to have a look and the drive belt going around the wheel with the spokes seems to be slipping towards the drum side of the wheel and cutting into the plastic. The motor wheel - the one with grooves has the belt set to the extreme outside to try and prevent this. There does not seem to be much slack in the belt itself but appears to be more of a misalignment. Any ideas ?
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Re: drive belt out of alignment
Check pulley is fully bolted home.
also fault could be due to the bearing spider (on the drum) being broken or cracked on one leg. if this was so, would expect spin with clothes to be very noisy. get gack to me if you want.
the belt is a stretchy belt ie no adjustment for tightness
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i would say you have a warped main pulley, run the machine in spin,watch it early to detect any wobling in the belt should be no sideway movement. also check main pulley is tight with no lateral wobling.
It should be the machine that has died. If you're unsure you can do it, call your appliance store's technician. Do not open it esp. if it's covered by a service warranty. It will become void if you do. I had the same experience before and the technician really took out the machine and brought it back to their branch office.
Hi, THe shaving are from th ecoupler. THis connects the transmission to the motor. Does the noise accur in both spin and agitate? The coupler wil need changed.
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Hello, could be a possible bad pump. I would lean the washer back so you can see the belt. take the belt off and spin all of the pulleys. the pump pulley has a s leave that sometimes makes a grinding noise.
your drum shaft is broken this is making the pulley wobble causing the belt to come off and it will also explain the noise. This is a very expensive job sometimes requiring the complete tub to be changed might be time for a new machine