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Hotpoint WMA37 - drum not turning at all

My drum is not turning, even by hand. I know that this is a common problem, but what is the most common cause............I can then work my way through them

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first take of the top lid two screws either side and it comes off by lifting thefront end of the top and a slight push back and off ...

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the remove the rear panel..

Then undue the weights as it will make the job eaiser..

Then remove detach the rubber pipe leading int o the drum from the bottom of the soap draw..

then detach the wire from the solinoids at the back and unlip the little tube that is attache to the pressure switch don not remove the wires from the pressure swtich..

then at the rear of the machine behind a balck cover are the heater wires remove the cover and the wires. you will see at teh bottom of the machine that he wire are held to the drum via tie-clips remove cut all the clips as you will have to replace them after wards..

then remove the wires from the motor ..

then remove the pegs that hold the legs in place which connect to the drum..

then you know the metal panel which the control panel was connected to undue that now. and throw it ove complet with the wiring loom and pressure switch to the right hand side of the machine,,

now unclip the little white things on the top at the sides where thesprings sit and take out the drum...

detach the motor from the drum and remove the springs

The drum has 16 screws around it undue all theses they are star T-10 i think. undue all of them and split the drum open ...

undue the fly wheel and remove the inner drum ...

get your hammer out and knock out the bearing you might need some kind of small bolster or punch.. to remove these and if your bearings are damaged badly then your your probably end up with the outer cone stuck to the bearing shaft,,, be paitient clean it wd40 it and eventually is should come out.. now if you need anymore help then let me know

cheers vaccs../..

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