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Smeg WDI 12C (Built-in) washing machine not spinning?

Hi there, my Washer/Dryer is not spinning and clothes are coming out soaked. It makes a noise like it is spinning but when I watch the drum is not turning. Here's the other problem, fixing it will be difficult as it is built into the kitchen units (was put in when house was built). Worktop cannot be taken off and panel about 4 inches from floor and door (which can be unscrewed).

Does anyone have an idea why it is not spinning and what I need to do?

Also any advice on how I can repair this machine without demoliting my kitchen? I guess they need to be repaired from top or back?

Julz
April 2008

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It's already been said. The pulley, which is made of softer metal than the spindle securing bolt becomes loose, wobbles and throws the drive belt. This is why you can hear the motor but the drum does not turn. Tightening the pulley bolt won't help as the hole that accommodates the spindle will have distorted. To check this is the problem you will need to remove the back cover of the machine with a Philips or pozi drive screwdriver. REMEMBER TO DISCONECT THE POWER FIRST.
Solution- buy a new pulley. When fitting add a couple of penny washers, available from most hardware stores. Take the bolt and place the provided washer onto it first. Then add the 2 bigger washers and tighten the retaining bolt as much as you can. The larger washers spread the load of the bolt at the pulley centre and will prevent reoccurrence. If you don't add the extra washers this fault will reoccur eventually.

Richard
January 2015
I've had this problem twice in the last 7 years from new, drum pulley wheel is indeed made from very soft metal, rubbish design really from a premium brand. Problem is easy to fix, if you can get access to rear of machine, and new pulley can be purchased for about £25. Or if your a bit handy you can do as I've done and just pack out the wear with a shim, and save your money.
Total job time about 20 mins from start, only a positive screwdriver and 13mm spanner required.

Michael Ireson
October 2011
My machine has this fault, which is due to the pulley wheel becoming unstable and wobbling so much that it casts off the drive belt. This appears due to the pulley wheel wearing where it fits onto the drum drive shaft, probably because of the soft nature of the pulley wheel casting material which easily wears. Replacement of the pulley wheel solves the problem but keeps reoccurring.

John
October 2010
The drive belt has come off. This connects the electric motor to the drum. It could be as simple as pushing it back on and it will work okay, but it could be that something else has made it come off. Either way you will need to get access to the back of the machine and remove the rear panel

Gav
September 2010
Julz,

Did you ever get a solution to this? What the problem in the end? i have the same problem. I have already tried clearing the drain pump and that doesn't help. I guess the drum has disconnected from the motor.
Any advice would be apprecaited.
Thanks

Gav
August 2010
Disconnect power. Unsrew bottem pannel. Remove hoze with valve. Drain into bucket etc. remove small round cover to left. unblock/make sure roter turning freely. if still not working drain pump (just unblocked) is probably broken.

Aloud
June 2008

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