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Noisy when spinning

When the machine is in the spin mode it emits a noise, sounds as if a bearing is on its way out, can this be repaired at home? We live in the country and servicemen tend to become extremely expensive.

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!

When you say "noise like a bearing" do you mean a shreeking/squealing sound? What is more common on that model than a bearing is the water pump will wear out and emit a LOUD "shreeeeeeeeeeek" sound.
If you look under the control panel on your IWL12 there should be a "tech sheet" that will tell you how to put the machine in "diagnostic mode". (I'm 99% sure on that model you hold down the water temperature DOWN button while pressing the power button and it will go into diagnostics) Run the water pump in diagnostics mode and that will tell you if it's the pump making the noise, as the pump can be run by itself in diagnostic mode.
If it turns out to be the pump it is a part number 430235P and you can order one here:

http://fisherpaykelparts.net/index.php?categoryid=111&productid=3

That site also has service manuals for that model.
Good luck and I hope this is helpful to you.



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