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Changing Bearings Hiya, My washing machine makes a rumbling noise on spin and I self-diagnosed the bearings, I bought a bearings kit and now want to fit it myself, I have tools and some electrical/DIY know how and don't want to pay the £75.00 call out charge for an expert and so I'm surfing the net for any instructions or tips to enable me to do this properly and not mess up the machine completely, can anyone help?? Thanks very much - Shellsbells

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    Shelley Graveling Apr 03, 2007

    Hiya,
    I have already tried this - thanks for the tip though! Cheers Shellsbells

  • rics Dec 18, 2007

    have same problem , but not tried to fix it yet. looking for advice. or where i ca nget a repair manual.

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The good news.for a service engineer this can be done quickly and easily.the bad news ..no service engineer worth his salt would change just the bearings on this model..best bet is to buy the whole back 1/2 tub containing the bearings.for more info contact me on dazzie@blueyonder.co.uk

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Before starting with the your repair just try adjusting the washing machine's leg or reduce the load.

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