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?
I cannot check anything right now as I am not at home...can I defer contacting you until later this evening or tomorrow morning?
No problem, just post when you can.
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?
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?
Hold on I am going to check again
You are right...there is a seam down each side of the casing but it looks like mine field to take it apart
Thanks for that.
I also asked some questions about the drum. Can you advise please?
Sorry....The drum wont turn by hand...it seems to be stuck in one position
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
Looks like it is beyond my capabilities.....Thanks anyway
Sorry to hear that.
Good luck with a repairer or a new machine, whichever you choose.