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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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