Washing machine spring snapped but how do i attach it to the drum
The spring inside my washing machine snapped, that is attached the the washing machine and the drum, i have bought a new one, clipped it in place on the washing machine, but there is no way i can pull it to clip on to the drum, HELP.
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(a) Open wide the front loading door. Ensure the drum is totally empty
(b) Remove the top of the washing machine and check that the Damper springs either side of the drum are attached and not broken or loose. Push down on the top of the drum to ensure they are both in good working order!. If they are broken, replace them.
(c) put both hands inside, and hold the top of the drum and try to lift the drum in a 'up and downwards' motion.
(d) If there is any movement in the drum this means the drum bearings have worn or disintigrated and need replacing.
(e) Remove the back panel from the washing machine and you will see a large wheel affixed to the drum. The bearings are behind it.
(f) Should you wish to replace the bearings or springs yourself to save money, they can be purchased at trade price from espares tel: 0844 375 3375 by giving them the make and model number of your washing machine. They also sell at a very reasonable price 'How to' video's so thast you can do it yourself and save pounds.
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You might want to use a small mirror (and flashlight) to see where the the spring assembly fits. Turn the rod facing towards you with the flat side up. It attaches at the rear, top left corner, near a small opening on the back wall (shaped liked the assembly). Fits into the "grooves". Apply enough pressure and you will feel it snap into place.
The tub springs are attached to the slot on the base of the washer just under the rear edge of the tub while the other ends are attached in a V-position to the slots on the flange at the bottom edge of the tub. Attach the springs upsidedown to avoid the possibility of rubbing each other and result in a noisy operation of the washer.
If they have come off, it is because they are worn or broken.You need to fit 3 new ones
They are referred to as drum or clothes lifters, thier purpose being to move the clothes around.
Do not use the washer until you have got them fitted.
They usually slide and click into the slots in the drum.
There are two or three springs that hold the drum upright and level. They are attached to the motor and the drum base or sides. You have a broken spring. From being overloaded or turning during a last spin cycle it was out of balance and broke a spring. The machine will have to be taken apart to expose the springs. They are about 4-6" long. If the mounts are Ok replace all springs.
Washing machines usualy have springs on the front and back which can sometimes snap or come loose. you can usualy see these by looking at it from beneath.
Also they have a ballast which is usualy a small piece of concrete attached to the bottom of the drum. This is to stop it from bouncing around as well. these also have a tendancy to either snap their fixings (Bolts) or split and fall off.
In either sutuation it should be fairly easy to repair. I have had both of these situations on a BEKO. got the parts from the NET.
Unplug the machine first! Open the door and look around th edge of the seal. You will see a plastic clip, where the two ends engage (like crocodile teeth), prise it out toward you with a flatbladed screwdriver. Unpeel the seal frm around the door. Hold the top of the seal inside where it is attached to the drum and lift it slightly, then just pull it off. You will see it is held on with a big circular spring. Getting the new seal on is a pain. It must lip onto the plastic outer drum and will take patience to feed it on, not to say sore fingers! Once on, fold it intowards the drum and then you have to stretch the spring back onto the seal...more sore fingers. Maybe someone can hold it while you feed it aound (make sure also you have fitted the seal the right way up!). Finally, attach the outer lip onto the lip of the machine and reattach the outer plastic clip. Good luck!!!!!!!!
Yes it does make sense , these springs are a pain , the only way I have been able to complete this is by hooking the spring in the bottom first [the tub] , then getting a pair of vise grips to lock onto the spring and pulling it up into the top lock. some models are different though so let me know how this works out for you.