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The drum has started making a noise an appears to be free-er than usual

I suspect that the drum bearing is faulty - would you agree? . If it is the bearing, would I be able to replace it myself (I am fairly handy) or it it a task for the experts? If you think a DIY job is possible where is the best place to get a drum bearing from? The machine is a washer dryer - Zanussi/Electrolux ZWD1470W. Many Thanks in advance for your help.
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Remove top cover and look at outer drum, if it is plastic, then it is a complete stripdown of m/c, not recommended unless you really know what you are doing.
If it is a metal outer drum, then it can be done from rear of washer, without too much hassle.
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Generally though, if a washing machine is rumbling, and noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings have probably gone.

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At low revs its difficult to ascertain if a beraings faulty or not.. turn the drum by hand and try listen to & compare for noises.

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