Tumble dryer's drive belt snapped? Don't want to shell out the money for a whole new appliance? No problem, thanks to eSpares, now you don't have to! This genuine spare belt could be just the part to get your old dryer working like new again. Once fitted, you'll be enjoying conveniently dry and comfortable clothes once again.
Please note this is a 3 ribbed belt it is not interchangeable with a 4 rib belt and can only be used on a machine with a 3 ribbed drum pulley
Genuine spare part suitable for select models of White Knight and Zanussi tumble dryers.
Please check the list of suitable models to ensure that this spare part will fit your appliance.
How to replace a tumble dryer belt
This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.
Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.
I followed hectorsden instructions, but couldn't get enough room to get the belt in by easing the door back, so I took half the screws out of one side of the backplate and eased that back - this gave me enough room to get the belt in. Getting the belt over the drive pulley was tough - in the end I used a gardening thing like a tiny rake with three metal prongs on it - I hooked the belt and managed to pull it over the pulley. Took me an hour to do it, but all working great now!
By fareye- North Yorks.
- 14 December 2013
I used the instructions above by hectorden and got the belt fitted pretty quickly.
All I can add is that when I put it all back together there was a scraping noise where the fins at the back were rubbing against the metal back cover. The solutio was ultimately quite easy. You simply bend the fins back a bit. They are made of soft metal and bend back very easily. Mine had gone out of shape as I had tried to the propeller at the back off to get the belt on.
PS I was very unimpressed with eSpares over this. I ordered on Sunday and it wasnt even despatched till the following Thursday. Very poor indeed and completely unable to provide an explanation, just a "its sent now" response by email.
- 24 October 2010
Not easy but with a bit of perseverance it can be done. I removed the top and back panel then eased the drum back from the door to be able to get the belt round the drum. Top tip when the belt is round the drum tape it in the centre with electrical tape to stop it moving around. I then turned the dryer upside down and removed the small inspection cover from the bottom and with a little bit of effort pulled the belt over the drive pulley. Put all the screws back in removed the electrical tape and job done.
My white knight tumbe dryer is model number WK447 the part number of the belt is different from this one but I just need to know the length to know if it will fit.
By dtfixitman- london
- 02 May 2009
Hi again Dtfixitman, I've done quite an exhaustive search with the info you've given me, and it's been pretty fruitless! I've gone through our supplier programs, sent emails, even just blind Googled! I'm afraid I can't find any matches for you whatsoever, and I wouldn't want to recommend you a belt that you might have to return. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
- 12 May 2009
Hi Rory, its a fairly old machine but the model no. is definately WK447. The part no. of the belt is 4213 078 50862 and it's around 6ft long (182cm)
By dtfixitman- london
- 08 May 2009
Hi Dtfixitman, I'm afraid I can't match the model number you've given me in our database of White Knight machines. Would it be possible to double check? For help, use our guide: http://www.espares.co.uk/findingmodelnumbers.aspx#a7