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Re: machine won' spin
It sounds as though the main drum bearings have failed.
If you turn the drum by hand and it feels rough or you can feel it grating or rumbling, then the main bearings have gone.
Quite a major and expensive job to put right, you may find it more econonomical to purchase a new one.
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My drum on my ZWD14270W has stuck solid half way through a wash. i have checked the belt and that was off and hanging on the drive motor but the drum would not budge manually its like the bearings have seized up but there is no leakage of grease from the bearing cage and the bearings look fine to me but i could be wrong. can anyone help me?
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I'm just hazarding a guess here, but it sounds like the bearings have gone (if you try to turn the drum by hand and it sounds noisy and grinding/crunchy then I think it would be the bearings). I'm certainly no expert though.
The knocking is the drum running out of balance due to the drum shaft being worn or corroded, or a worn bearing, a bearing can fail even though it may not sound noisy
Either way it is assoiated with the drum and entails a complete strip down, trust me on this, I do know what I am talking about.
Sounds like the main drum bearings have failed.
Spin the drum by hand from the front of the washer, if it feels rough, or is noisy or rumbling, then the the main bearings have failed.
A major repair!!!.
The most common cause of this is the main drum bearing seal has failed and water has washed all the grease out of the drum bearing and knackered it. You will hear a loud roaring noise on the fast spin when this has happened. As it's certainly not a 5-minute-job, it's not economic to have this fault repaired on an older machine if you are paying for the repairs yourself. Get a new machine.
It is fairly unusual for balance weights to come loose as they are usually held tight by locking nuts. I've seen it happen but not very often. Sometimes they break off the drum completely. Symptoms of this are loud knocking noises, the machine attempting to leave the building while on a fast spin and a heavy piece of metal/concrete on the floor under the machine!
If a washing machine is very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) 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 may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
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 can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. 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 if water has got into the bearings.
Remove drum drive belt, and spin drum by hand, if there is any resistance,. or it feels rough or noisy, the the main bearigs have probably failed.
If it is o/k then check motor for worn or noisy bearings,
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Hello your problem is the the drum.. To be more precise its the drum bearing.. theses wear out and can be replaced on the zanussi id suggest that you get an engineer out.. its about £100 to get it done