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Irregular banging during cycle

(Not sure machine is W 123 but is an Indesit front-loader only a few years old) During its cycle and spin, there's a sporadic banging coming from within the tub. It sounds like something loose between the inner metal and outer plastic casing. It's a metallic irregular banging and it may be the bearings. When the machine is off I can manually spin the tub; the banging still occurs even then. Anyone know how to even get to it, and hopefully replace it? Thanks in advance.

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  • David Zoidberg May 22, 2007

    Thanks tresilla, I may not attempt fixing it if I'm likely to make it worse (or not the right tools), but I did remove to back: Whilst twisting the tub from the back (and from inside)it seems to spin smoothly, but then punctuated with lighter/heavier metallic knocking. It's not a whirring sound nor rattling, but like a resonant thud. The bolt, I've seen is, from the back, in the center of the tub. Should I unscrew this? Where is the heater? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm inexperienced and not at home and can't view it right now to check. Again, thanks for your time and attention.



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These washers are a swine to dis-assemble and i would not recommend it unless you are experienced. on most indesit, the bearings are in a spider bolted to the outside of the tub. take the back off and see if you can localise the noise to the bearings worthwhile also taking the heater out (one nut in the middle), peer in and check no foreign object causing the noise

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Just had my machine to bits last night ( wa105) what a job to disassamble found that the spider had broken off the 3 legs drum also cut a hole thru water caseing total right off ordered new washer-cant grumble though lasted 7 year with out a problem -cant get that model any more maybe down to this bad spider problem shame though got complete parts for this model apart from drum etc- Richie

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I had a similar problem to find that the spider supporting the drum was cracked in two places

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