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Drum on my wma62 won't turn

I have a hotpoint ultima extra wma62. The drum doesn't turn anymore - even manually.
I have tried taking it apart but cannot get access to the back to the drum - to check the spider and brushes. I have removed the belt and the motor turns very easily, so I can only assume its the drum/its axis.
I have removed the top panel, the front, the door - but cannot get the back off so that I can undo the nut that seems to be holding the drum together. It looks like its one wrap around panel-back and sides, and is welded to the actual frame.
can anyone offer any advice a to what the problem might be and how to get to the drum?
All other parts work fine (although it is very very noisy when it spins fast.)

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Hi.

The main drum bearigs have failed, you have to disconnect everything you can to enable you have to
remove the whole drum and container through the top of the m/c.
It is quite an involved repair, and could prove to be expensive. more so if the drum shaft is worn.
Good luck.
if you need any further info, let me know

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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