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Hi i had my washing machine repaired last week as the bearings had gone and it needed a new drum (luckily it is under warranty). Now 6 days later there is water coming from the bottom and the washing machine is getting "stuck" mid cycle and i have to turn it on and off again to get it going again. They wont come out to look at it until 23rd Dec so im going to be without a washing machine again which is a nightmare as i use it so much - i have a Hotpoint Aquarius WF000G - I was wondering if the filter was blocked which could be causing the leak - but cant find it ! any ideas ?

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To find the leak take your lid off + the access panel on the back now turn it on if u still cant find the leak tip it backwards and have another look but it could be a fault theyve done by not sealing the 2 halves of the outer drum if thats the case they should come out to it straight away or get in touch with the trading standards because it has only just been done and it must be something theyve done if it wasnt leaking before

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Bearing replacement is often impossible as the outer drum inevitably cracks when the old bearing is driven out or when the new one is installed. Indesit do not normally even offer the bearing as a spare part, but if you do get the old one out a replacement can usually be supplied by a bearing shop if you take the old one along for comparison. If you then buy a new bearing and then crack the outer drum whilst trying to install it you won't be able to get a refund.

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1. replace the entire drum assembly;
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