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How do you fix a seized up bearing?

If the reason my WD1000 is not spinning the cloths out is because the bearing in the back has seized up - how do you fix that?

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Hi are you sure bearing is the problem ?? if your machine is working ok ie running /completing the wash cycle and also draining the used water/rinsing cycle ? but when on spin cycle the clothes are still wet ? if this is the case ? may i suggest that you inspect/check the actual motor brushes ?? as if the brushes x 2 are worne very low they will drive the wash cycle for a time but when spin cycle activates the revs req'd of the motor are lost ie worn brushes will not provide extra power now to change brushes is easy diy and here in uk a pack of 2 new brushes cost approx £5 and if you remove rear cover of machine you will see what looks like auto alternator//this is the motor which is held and adjustable to drive belt in the same way as alternator on a car the elec connection is a master plug so no problem to remove? hope this helps and inspires you ? come back if you get stuck ? or req more info best wishes for a merry xmas

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