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How do I change the drum bearings?

Do I have to split the drum in order to get the bearings out?

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  • werzel Nov 22, 2008

    The same has just happened with mine,

    I have fond you need to strip out the drum assembley (the bit hanging off the springs)

    Next you need to split the drum casing by undoing loads of 8mm bolts

    then you need to knock out the drum from the end where the belt pully was,

    the bearings are inside the half that you knock the drum out of.

    Ive paid 29.99 for the whole kit.

    Hope this helps

    I havent got it back on yet I cant figure out how to push it in :(


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The only 100% solution is to replace the whole rear tub half complete with bearings, you may also need to replace the drum shaft as well, because any slight wear on it will lead to premature falure of the bearings.

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Its easier just to buy the drum comes all together, otherwise its about a 4 hour project and very stressful . and no you do not split the drum

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