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Hi my washing machine is an indesit WIB111 but the belt snapped

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Hi my washing machine is an indesit WIB111 but the belt snapped so I bought a new belt at a spare parts shop and it says on pack to fit Indesit washing machine POL103..but I tried to fit this belt on but it just seems to small and there is no give to allow me to put the belt back on..have I bought the wrong belt??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.

Hiya,
It's very likely the correct belt. (both have the same size of belt).
The belts are stretch belts and fairly difficult to put on.
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Cable tie the belt to the rear pulley.
Turn the drum so the belt begins to wind itself onto the pulley, ensuring the loop goes around the motor shaft.
When you get to the tight spot, check the belt is sitting in the correct position at the motor and on the pulley.
Once it is, turn the drum some more.
The belt will stretch and "jump" onto the pulley.
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Try it out, see how you get on and get back to me if you need more help.
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Hope this helps
Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


what do u mean by the rear pulley ..there is just the drum and one small pulley at the bottom right hand corner of the drum ..btw am i being charged 25euro for every question i ask you??

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
I mean the large pulley that turns the drum.
It's in the centre of the tub.

The small pulley is attached to the motor.

Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


but the belt won't fit onto both pulleys its just too short and won't stretch

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


but the belt won't fit onto both pulleys its just too short and won't stretch

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
sorry, I've been out on a job.

What is the part number of the belt you received?
It should begin with C00

Thanks
Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
I'm still waiting on the part number of the belt so I can check for you.

thanks