How to change the drive belt on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the drive belt on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA60P
  2. Safety FirstRemove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required: T15 torx screwdriver
    T15 Torx
  4. Using the T15 torx remove the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3
  5. Lower back panel removed
    Lower back panel removed
  6. Remove 2 screw cover caps on either side of the appliance
    WMA 60 lid 1
  7. Using the T15 torx screwdriver remove 2 screws retaining the lid
    WMA 60 lid 2
  8. Lift the lid a small amount
    WMA 60 lid 3
  9. Push the lid backwards a small amount and remove it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  10. Lid removed
    WMA 60 lid removed
  11. From the top locate the drive belt at the rear of the appliance
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  12. Grip the drive belt at the same time rotate the drum pulley to remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  13. Now remove the drive belt from the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  14. With the belt released from the drum pulley and drive shaft remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  15. Take the new drive belt from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance

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    WMA 60 Drive Belt Poly Vee
  16. From the top feed the new belt down past the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  17. Position the drive belt over the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  18. Position the drive belt over the drum pulley while  rotating the drum pulley 
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  19. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  20. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drive shaft
    Lower back panel removed
  21. Replace the lid
    WMA 60 lid 4
  22. Using the T15 torx screwdriver replace 2 screws retaining the lid
    WMA 60 lid 2
  23. Replace 2 screw cover caps on either side of the appliance
    WMA 60 lid 1
  24. Using the T15 torx screwdriver replace the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3
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Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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