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Offline RAH52

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belt broken
« on: July 07, 2009, 07:19:42 PM »
Went on a call today on an epic Z front load washer just over a year old that was making a terrible racket . I found the belt had shreaded and stringy bits of it had wrapped around the motor pulley making it slap the cabinet . The tub turns freely and the grooves on the motor pulley look fine . I can't figure out what would break the belt so quickly . Overloading maybe ? Any input would be appreciated .

Model MHWZ400TQ

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Re: belt broken
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:36:57 PM »
One of the pulleys might have a burr on it.
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Re: belt broken
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 06:02:30 AM »
There were vendor issues with some of the Neptune belts. Replace it and hopefully the problem is resolved. And yes, gross overloading would have contributed.
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Re: belt broken
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 06:52:52 PM »
I went back and changed the belt today ..I think just as repair-man said it was just a bad belt . The drum pulley was as smooth as a babies butt, I was able to turn the pulley with no resistance at all,and the motor pulley had no burrs whatsoever. One thing I can say though ...I hate working on those blasted things when they're stacked and in a closet ...looks real pretty but when it breaks be prepared to pay the big bucks . I needed a second man to get the thing moved . Gettin to old for this sh#* .

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Re: belt broken
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 07:14:13 PM »
Thank you for your input.
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Re: belt broken
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 08:04:42 PM »
thank you JW for your help ... This forum is the best around ..its great to have techs that will help each other ...even their Canadian cousins LOL

 

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