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How do i remove and replace drub bearings

I have a hotpoint first edtion few10 front loader and need to change drum bearings witch is the easest way to get at them

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I also have this problem. The bearings have gone and the drum turns with a grinding crunch noise! During spin cycles the machine became very very noisy. The motor fighting against this has pulled the belt off the wheel at the back of the drum and cut into the drum housing.

    I'll have to strip the whole machine and replace the bearings and the belt. Surprisingly, the motor has very little carbon brush dust and is very very clean (apart from a little bit of mouse poop!)

    A true testament to British build quality! I'll repair and clean the machine and probably get another ten years out of it!!


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There is no no easy way to get to them, as it involves a complete strip down af washer.
Briefly, you have to remove top and front panels, disconnect all electric wiring, and remove the whole of the inside drum assy from the cabinet, then you have to split the inner drum, before you can get to the bearings, not a repair to be undertaken lightly unless you know what you are doing.

Good luck anyway.
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Thanks.

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