Question about Siemens WFXD8400UC Front Load Washer
Probable that the bearings have collapsed. remove back panel.undo wiring to heater and stats and make a note of where it goes. remove back plate of the tub assemby held by a clamp right round. drum andback plate then come out complete. take off pulley and put back bolt in shaft. tap bolt and you should be able to knock drum from backplate. you can then check bearings. you will need to replace bearings, lip seal and backplate seal.parts are not too expensive. check also condition of journal lip seal runs on. this must be in good condition.
Posted on May 07, 2007
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I'm sorry to say that tis
is potentially very bad news. the problem you describe is almost certainly
because the main bearing on the drum is worn out, allowing the inner drum to "flop about".
To test your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel inner drum up and down.
The outer drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to the outer drum. If the bearings are bad enough then symptoms will typically include:
A clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum rattling on its bearings and or hitting the outer drum)
You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins
The drum may feel like something is crunching or stopping you turning it when you spin it by hand with the door open
A leak from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is the result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear
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