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by BrianFWombat » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:37 pm

Our LT5500 is pretty old but I'm quite attached to it and I have recently fixed it by replacing a thermostat so I'm keen to keep it going...

... the belt has just gone and I'm hoping that this is co-incidental to the thermostat (i.e. hoping it didn't overheat) and is just a sign of age.

Anyway... I have ordered a spare belt but was wondering how to fit it.

Should I disassemble the machine from the rear or from the front? i.e. to get access to the drum.

I assume that in order to get the belt around the drive shaft I need to disconnect the fan at the other end of the motor; can that be done in-situ?

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by BrianFWombat » Mon May 02, 2011 6:07 pm

It was going so well..

I took the back off and eventually got the belt around the drum and refitted all the rear seals etc. I then disassembled the front fan (slightly splitting the spindle but it seems to hold together) and threaded the belt around the spindle and pulley and reassembled.

My only outstanding issue is the microswitch for the water drawer. The lever has become detached from the microswitch and I can't for the life of me work out which way it is meant to go!

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by BrianFWombat » Mon May 02, 2011 6:58 pm

The Microswitch... and tab of drawer in background....

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Lever...

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by BrianFWombat » Mon May 02, 2011 10:45 pm

I think I worked it out... the microswitch should be near vertical and the lever fits in the hole within the microswitch.

I bodged it for now but really need to replace the microswitch/lever assembly....

.. does anyone have a schematic and a part# for the water reservoir microswitch/lever assembly?

TIA,
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by Martin » Tue May 03, 2011 7:40 am

BrianFWombat wrote:.. does anyone have a schematic and a part# for the water reservoir microswitch/lever assembly?


What is the PNC number of the machine?
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by BrianFWombat » Wed May 04, 2011 6:21 am

The label says

Lavatherm 5500 Micro
E 916 014 002
F 037/025741

Looks like I must have bent the microswitch/lever assembly by not noticing it as I disassembled the drum; it must have been crushed in the process.

Although I managed to get it to fit I think I will replace it if I can find the part.

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by Martin » Wed May 04, 2011 7:25 am

BrianFWombat wrote:I will replace it if I can find the part.


Microswitch part number = 8996470940009
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by kwatt » Wed May 04, 2011 7:48 pm

It's no longer available I'm afraid, not even a final price on it.

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by BrianFWombat » Wed May 04, 2011 7:58 pm

Thanks for finding the part#.

I did manage to bodge it temporarily and probably with some careful bending I could make it even better.

At least the Tumble Dryer is back in action, temporarily at least.

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by BrianFWombat » Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 pm

I think I found it here...

http://partsforhome.securearea.eu/Webwinkel-Product-3629429/AEG-microschakelaar.html

... I just need to learn dutch now!

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by kwatt » Thu May 05, 2011 9:36 pm

If they have one. ;)

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