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Hotpoint Aquarius 1100 - Grinding Noise From Drum

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

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Re: Hotpoint Aquarius 1100 - Grinding Noise From Drum

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.

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