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Machine won' spin

I have a Zanussi and it won't spin. (It got very noisy first) The drum appears to be loose when I turn it.

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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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thanks and a merry xmas.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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I have a similar problem

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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