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You'll need a cable tie for this method.
Cable tie the belt to the large pulley.
Loop the belt around the motor shaft.
Turn the drum and get the belt on as far as possible to the large pulley ensuring it is also on the motor shaft.
When you've got to this stage, the drum will be hard to turn but turn it till the belt snaps onto the pulley.
Either snap the cable tie or cut it.
Give it a try, it does work and no cut hands.
Hope this helps
Let me know how it goes.
Thanks for replying to me on this. Sorry communications are a bit slow but I don't have an internet connection at the house where the washing machine is. Could you give me a little more detail about how to attach the drive belt to the large pulley on the back of the drum? Afraid I can't quite get my head around what I attach the cable tie to on the pulley.
Thanks Rob and Fred. As I say, I don't have an internet connection at my house where the washing machine is located but when I get home this evening I will try out this method and hopefully get the thing working again.
Hi Fred & Rob,
Thanks very much for your help with this problem. The cable-tie trick worked a treat.