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05-04-2020, 17:33   #1
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Zannusi tumble drier belt snapped

Looking for some advice really....

We have a zannusi drier condenser and its 14 years old and it's been worked like a bitch all this time.... 3 kids and 2 dogs.... ( no we didnt wash dogs in it .... their beds ) I just saw belt has snapped and I have no problem fixing ....

My question is .... is it worth fixing or would we be better just buying a new one ....

How long have you had your drier or washing machine.... competition time...
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05-04-2020, 17:40   #2
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You could potentially do it yourself, part about €25. I wouldn't think it possible for someone to come out and fix it for less than €100 including part so from that point of view it's not worth fixing if you have to stick €100 in to it.

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You could potentially do it yourself, part about €25. I wouldn't think it possible for someone to come out and fix it for less than €100 including part so from that point of view it's not worth fixing if you have to stick €100 in to it.

Yea, not the biggest job, but a bit of knuckle peeling fun all the same, more awkward than technically challenging.
Espares is a good source for these type of bits.
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It’s 14 years old. Get a new one
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It’s 14 years old. Get a new one
Why?

New belt is 25 quid. Take the back off, give it a good clean then stick on the new belt and potentially you're looking at another few years of service.

My washing machine stopped before Christmas. Ordinarily we would have bought a new one, but with a bit of internet searching I traced the problem to bushes. It was a fecker of a job but I got the motor out and replaced the brushes. It's now going as good as ever it was.

Total cost = €16.
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It’s 14 years old. Get a new one
why?
for the sake of a €25 belt, it's worth at least attempting a fix. Unlikely you'll get something newer to last as long unless you spend reasonable money.
Wear a pair of fitters gloves - dishwashers, washing machines and dryers are all sharp edges designed to strip the skin off your knuckles.


in 30 years I've had 2 washing machines (replaced brushes), 2 dryers and 1 dishwasher (replaced pump).

If you're in Galway, George Conboy is the man to talk to. He sells new stuff but equally dispenses advice and spare parts (new and second hand)

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Thanks a lot for advice

I actually fixed our oven a few times... element twice and thermostat once,,,

a few months ago I fixed dishwasher , mrs wanted to get a new one but I got up early next morning and thought I had nothing to lose and guess what I found .... one of her gold thin bracelet tangled up which was stopping release of water ...

So yeh I watched videos and its defo doable just wanted someone elses opinion

We had our house 2006 new build and I've found things have lasted well ...... we have only replaced a fridge and a washing machine so far .... the only reason we replaced fridge was it needed a new circuit board and it was going to take nearly a month .....looking back I wish I had waited ... loved that fridge
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Go for it.

I did the belt on our Zanussi not so long ago. A vented drier but I guess can't be too different.

Belt was about 20 quid. It was handy enough job in fairness.

Ours is around 14 years old aswell, sure we will hopefully get a few more years out of it for the sake of €20 and a couple of hours work.
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Go for it.

I did the belt on our Zanussi not so long ago. A vented drier but I guess can't be too different.

Belt was about 20 quid. It was handy enough job in fairness.

Ours is around 14 years old aswell, sure we will hopefully get a few more years out of it for the sake of €20 and a couple of hours work.

Thanks lad

Where did you get belt .... I've used e spares I think for oven parts before but would be handy to know other places....

The one thing I would say to anyone else reading this that's tempted to fix white goods they do seem very basic inside .... I take loads of pictures with phone , especially wiring ... but its defo worth trying , just make sure you disconnect from mains .
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MasterCare in Killester can be good if you need something that's in stock there and then...
http://www.mastercare.ie/
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I've an old Whirlpool drier here. Bought it just after buying the house, 17 years ago!

Belt went in it 7/8 years ago. Fixed it myself & it's still going strong.

I'd always have a go at fixing appliances like this.

My biggest dread would be to scrap a machine over something simple like a loose wire, blocked pipe, etc...
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Just an update....

I got a chance to repair my drier today..

Got belt from Expertise for €14.99 delivered and I found a YouTube video which was pretty much my machine ..

There was more to repair than I thought but was straight forward enough .

I did cock up the way the belt went around pulley and it was a bit slack but fixed it ok even if it was la bit tricky.

Works perfect anyway . Hope to get a few more years out of my 14 year old drier.
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