Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer
My Hotpoint Aquarius 1100 (washer dryer) has started to making quite a loud grinding noise when the drum is turning. This noise occurs whether you are using the washer or the dryer. Any ideas what it could be? The machine is about four years old Thanks Claire
This sounds like the min bearings have gone, open the door and see if there is any play up and down on the drum. if so its the bearing if not it could be something that has fallen from a pocket and got stuck between the metal clothes drum and the oute drum casing. a take apart job i am afraid for both issues.
Posted on Feb 18, 2007
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It is so common that the washer /dryer machines can create terrible noise in many ways and is a common fault. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that machine is vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.
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