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Can I replace the drum drive belt on a Zanussi F1046 W

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Can I replace the drum drive belt on a Zanussi F1046 W
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

Have you checked the belt yet?

What is the problem you are having with the machine?

Does your machine have a removable panel on the rear or does it have 2 seams going down the centre each side?

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi


I cannot check anything right now as I am not at home...can I defer contacting you until later this evening or tomorrow morning?

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

No problem, just post when you can.

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi,


I am back.


I have taken the top off the machine and the drive belt does not seem to be in view.


The machine has been running unevenly for a few days and today the drum is not turning at all.


The machine does not have a removal back panel neither does it have sems down the sides.


It is a Zanussi (electrolux) F1045 W Elecrolux ref XXXXXXXXX


Can you help?


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

Look again.

It has to have either a panel on the rear or the seams down the centre each side.

 

It's not a sealed unit.

Either a panel comes off or the rear half of the casing does.

 

Is the inner drum a little loose.

Is it rough when you turn it by hand?

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hold on I am going to check again

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


You are right...there is a seam down each side of the casing but it looks like mine field to take it apart

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

Thanks for that.

 

I also asked some questions about the drum. Can you advise please?

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Sorry....The drum wont turn by hand...it seems to be stuck in one position

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

OK, thanks for that.

 

That's why the belt has come off or snapped.

The drum should spin freely but something has gone between the drum and outer tub, jamming it solid (most likely).

Alternatively, catastrophic failure of the bearings could cause this.

 

It's a strip down job (big job) to remove whatever is jamming the drum.

 

From your earlier post regarding taking the rear half of the cabinet off, I would think that the work may be too much for you.

 

Basically, you have to take the rear half of the cabinet off.

Then, take the heater out of the tub so you can look inside.

If possible, remove the debris there.

If not, the whole tub assembly has to come out and be taken apart.

 

If you think you can do the work, try it and get back to me if you get stuck.

If you think it's beyond you, you'll need to get someone in to do the work for you.

 

Hope this helps

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks


Looks like it is beyond my capabilities.....Thanks anyway

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,

Sorry to hear that.

 

Good luck with a repairer or a new machine, whichever you choose.

 

Thanks

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