Hoover & Candy Tumble Dryer Belt Replacing | Tumble Dryer Not Turning

How to Replace the Belt on Hoover & Candy Tumble Dryers?

Is your tumble dryer drum not turning or rotating despite the motor running on Hoover & Candy tumble dryers?

In this guide, we will show you how to replace the belt on a Hoover or Candy tumble dryer. If your tumble dryer's drum isn't rotating, even though you can hear the motor running when you push the start button, it's likely that the belt may have slipped off the pulley wheel or snapped.

Please remember, there are two different belts fitted on this model and on some others 1956 H7 or 7PH 1985.


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Safety First!

  • Unplug your tumble dryer before starting work.
  • Organize screws and parts meticulously to avoid confusion during reassembly.


Tools You'll Need:

  • Screwdrivers (various sizes) or chargeable drill with correct extensions (if you have one).



Removing the Tumble Dryer Lid and Panels

First, remove the lid by unscrewing the three screws holding it in place. The lids on these machines can be challenging to remove because the wood can swell and cause it to stick. Once you've removed the screws, tap the lid, and it should slide backwards. However, due to the wood's swelling, it may stick to the machine.

Next, you'll see that the belt is no longer on the drum, indicating that the belt has snapped and fallen into the bottom of the machine. The old belt will often have numbers written on it, which you'll need when purchasing a replacement. This machine had two different types of belts fitted during its production run, so you'll either need your full model number or the belt number to obtain the correct belt for your machine.



Removing the Facial & Side Panels

The next step is to remove the facial panel, which contains the control board. There are several plastic clips along the bottom and sides that you'll need to release to remove this panel. You can then place the panel on top of the machine, without needing to fully remove it.

Remove the screws on the side panels on both sides and the front. For condenser dryers, remove the plate at the bottom of the machine by unscrewing a couple of screws.



Fitting the New Belt to the Motor

To fit the new belt, release the two clips on the bars at the front. Take your new belt, place it over the drum, move the panel forward, and slide the belt down, ensuring you clear the wheels at the bottom. Position the belt in the center of the drum, then move the drum backward, ensuring it lines up correctly.

To fit the belt over the motor shaft, slide it onto the back pulley. Then, use the spring tension to position the front pulley on the belt correctly. Once the belt is on, use your finger to center the belt on the pulley wheel as you rotate it a few times.



Reassembling Hoover & Candy Tumble Dryer

Now, you can reassemble the two panels, ensuring that you place all the screws in their correct locations and of the correct size. Also, make sure not to trap any wires when refitting the facial panel.

You've successfully replaced the belt on your tumble dryer, and it should be working perfectly again.

Remember to use your full model number from the identification plate when obtaining parts for your tumble dryer from our website.



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Related Video:

Complete Playlist on All Hoover & Candy Tumble Dryer Repairs:

1. How to Replace the Belt on Hoover & Candy

2. Removing the Tumble Dryer Lid & Panels

3. Identifying the Broken Tumble Dryer Belt

4. Fitting the New Belt to the Motor

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