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Re: how do you change bearings on a indescit wil133...
You will have to remove the rear panel and drum pulley to access the drum . shaft and bearing housing.
Then depending on the set up, you will have remove whatever screws there are to remove the bearing housing.
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Check the motor bearings
If your washing machine is making a high-pitched whine or squealing noise while running, the main culprit is usually worn motor bearings. To check the motor bearings, remove the belt and run the motor by itself, listening for the noise. If it makes the noise, than the problem is most likely the result of worn motor bearings and has nothing to do with issues in the rest of the washer.
Check for Obstructions
Sometimes coins, bra underwires and other metal objects come loose in the wash and become stuck between the tub and the drum. Using a flashlight, take a good look inside the washing machine. If you see dents, scratches or dings, that's a sign that there either are or have been items bouncing around in there that can make a horrible racket.
Check for Grease Spatter
A high-pitched squealing can be caused when the grease thins around the bearing that's located under the tub. Open up the washing machine and check the interior for grease spatters or spots. That could mean that the grease has thinned out around the bearing and it's making the noise because of rubbing.
Check the Drum for Irregularities
Spin the drum by hand, listening for the noise. If it makes the noise in the same spot with each rotation, the problem could be with the washing machine drum itself. Parts of the drum can corrode over time, leaving it vulnerable to cracks or rust.
It's very difficult to advise on a noisy washing machine because you can't describe noises accurately enough. People often describe the same noises quite differently.
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.
Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in
the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from
the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing
failure is a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down
the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt
goes) There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings
where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and
it's usually stained with grease and rust.
Other causes of a noisy washing machine are coins and other obstructions
inside the water pump. This will cause noise when the washing machine
is emptying the water. Coins or other obstructions can get trapped
between the outer tub and the inner drum. This would produce a lot of
noise on spin as they coins get tossed around inside. Usually, spinning
the drum by hand will not reproduce the noise in the case of coins as
the coins drop to the bottom of the tub when the washing machine isn't
A light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand is usually a bra wire trapped between the tub and drum.
A high pitched squealing or harsh noise can be motor bearing wear. This
can also be checked for by taking the belt off and running the motor
A knocking noise can be a loose tub weight. This would be worse with
heavy loads and would not be present on spin with no washing in. This is
because the knocking noise is caused when the tub (or outer drum)
shakes about on spin. Without washing inside the drum the tub doesn't
move. Another symptom of a loose tub weight is grey concrete dust under
the washing machine.
It's very tempting to ignore noises while the washing machine is still
otherwise working. Some noises can be ignored as they will not develop
into serious faults. Other noises, if left, will cause extensive damage
and can end up costing considerably more than if tackled early or these
days writing the washing machine off. Of course the problem is that you
can't tell which of the categories a noise falls into - so ignore them
at your own risk.
It can be tempting to ignore washing machine noises, especially if the machine is still working.
But washing machine noise is not only annoying, it can also be a sign of serious damage.
When armed with a few tips, you can determine what problem may be causing your washing
machine to rattle, and what you can do to stop it.
1)Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.
2)Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. (When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning.)
3)Look for obvious dents and creases in the drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.
4)Clear the water pump from obstructions like coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is emptying water.
5)Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.
6)Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.
There are three reasons for such awful noise during spinning. Either the drum or the bearing turning the drum. Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.