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Indesit WD 10 wachine machine : how to loose the drum

I just had a second hand (working perfectly) wachine machine fitted in my kitchen and I am having problem has it doesn'tdo the rinse and spinning properly. hwen i questioned the person that gave the washing machine they told me that the drum has been tighten to avoid damage durin g the transport and that I should simply loosen the drum.Is it something I can do? I don't have the money to pay for a plumber to come and was wondering if I could fix the problem...
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There is usually a bolt on the bottom that holds the drum stable during shipping and who ever put it back on a used washer is goofy!
turn it over and you should see a big bolt

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Disconnect the machine from the power and water supply and open the access panel on the back. You'll see a drive belt engaging onto a large wheel which is bolted to the drum. Turn the machine by hand (watch your fingers!) and check for loose parts.

If that's all OK then the the drum bearings have likely failed. The parts are relatively cheap, but unless you are an experienced mechanic it's definitely not a DIY job. Even for a pro it's a bit of a pig, as the old bearing does not come out easily and removing or refitting can ruin the outer drum. If the shaft seal is damaged the machine will leak, and whilst repairing the machine it's easy to break the cast alloy drum spider.

Customers tend not to be pleased when the job goes wrong or entails extra work for reasons beyond the control of the repairer, and professional repairers have a high chance of a non-paying recall if the machine leaks afterwards or if the new bearing didn't go in perfectly squarely. Officially the answer is to fit a complete new drum assembly which is not cheap.

On Merloni Group appliances like yours, the bearings tend to only just last the expected 5 year maximum design lifespan (4 years or less for 1200 spin speed models), and when they fail you can usually expect many other components to be worn out and waiting to fail. Replacement bearings don't last anywhere near as long, typically about 9 months to 2 years at best.

Your machine is likely about 7 years old now, so the best option is to chuck it away and buy another. Preferably not Merloni Group (Hotpoint, Cannon, Indesit, Creda) as they're all unreliable. German machines are generally very good, as are Samsung, although in recent years Bosch are no longer anywhere near as reliable as they once were, although the closely-related Siemens machines which use most of the same parts are still good as are AEG and Miele.

Merloni might be relatively cheap, but you end up buying them twice as often as machines which don't cost twice as much.

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