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When the machine is involved in its cycle, any movement of the drum produces a rusty scrape noise, almost electric buzz like.However when the machine is switched off and the drum turned by hand no noise is apparent. Any idea, cheers

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  • richikennedy Oct 09, 2008

    thanks for the suggestion, problem is i'm a bloke who doesn't wear a bra, i checked the carbon brushes and i think theyre the cause.

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Maybe a bra wire stuck between tub and drum

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Hi, there i a knocking noise during the spin cycle on my hotpoint aquarius 6kg wma56 washing machine?? How do i fix it?


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I think that the drum bearings have gone on the machine..
To open the door and spin the empty drum quickly by hand and you should hear the noise or say a less amplifed one.. Also another way to check is to move the inner durm up and down to see if there is any play in it
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However Unplug the appliance and take the top off.
Check the weight on the top to see if it's slack.
Open the door and with your palm upward put it on the edge of the drum.
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Press down on the inner drum and swing it side to side, does it sound/feel rough?
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To sort this out you would need to strip the appliance down and remove the inner drum to try and change the bearings and the inner drum support.
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