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Id be very appreciative of any advice.

My Zanussi machine has stopped. The drum appeared to have dropped and did kind of lift back into place but the drum wouldnt turn from the inside, or it would but very stiff.

I took the back off to find a snapped rubber belt on the floor. So obviously I need a new belt but will this fix the stiff drum problem?

Many thanks

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If the drum is stiff to turn that's what caused the belt to come off. Possible suspects are some obstruction jamming it, the drum broken somewhere or drum bearings collapsed. A broken belt cannot affect the drum in any way other than to make it feel freer to turn (because it's no longer also turning the motor) or to make it stiffer or jammed to turn (if the belt has tangled up with the pulley). A belt coming off won't affect the position of the drum. If the washer has been noisy it could be a problem with the bearings or the drum itself.

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