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Washing machines are lo-tech and a doddle to fix - but not necessarily inexpensive.
Many failures are main bearing due to persistent overloading (could that be your beloved?). Get a replacement bearing for a few pounds from simplybearings.co.uk. Improvised bearing extraction is another subject, but if it's knackered then something about a piece of wood+hammer or a car jack+attachments (steel wire or steel brackets). Clean the shaft, use a silicone or ptfe spray to ease on the new one - job done. If the bearing rotates on shaft peen it fixed with a couple of sharp knocks with a centre punch.
Broken belts - no further advice needed.
Motors : may be cheaper to replace machine unless you can locate a rewind facility - these may still exist in developing nations but not Blighty. Local amenity tip may have one?
Controller: Replacement with new - see 'motor' - or eBay for a used one. Solid state controllers - you need a triac/SCR/MOSFET/w.h.y. Manufacturers conveniently grind off the type number, so you'll need a mate who works for one of the multinational semiconductor manufacturers.
Other bits and bobs like rubber seals, door hinge, etc are trivial and widely available from third party suppliers as well as s/h sources.
Posted on May 15, 2014
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