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I have a hoover vision tech washing machine and the belt keeps slipping off.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but 99% of "Belt coming off" problems are a result of the main bearings goingin the drum. I'll take a guess that the spin has become substantially noisier recently (As the bearings fail). When this happens the drum, and therefore the pulley on the back of the drum shaft, starts to rotate off true and as a result, the belt gets out of line and falls off. Price to do bearings is usually pretty much an uneconomical repair at about £140

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When it spins, the washer makes a loud noise. it rattles. Also when it is doing the rinse cycle I can hear a vibration/rattling noise.


I'm sorry to say that tis is potentially very bad news. the problem you describe is almost certainly because the main bearing on the drum is worn out, allowing the inner drum to "flop about".
To test your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel inner drum up and down.
The outer drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to the outer drum. If the bearings are bad enough then symptoms will typically include:
A clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum rattling on its bearings and or hitting the outer drum)
You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins
The drum may feel like something is crunching or stopping you turning it when you spin it by hand with the door open
A leak from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is the result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear

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if the bearings are rusted or seized u need to change main seal near bearings. was it noisy b4 you looked at bearings?could be broken spider that holds bowl.please reply if u need more help

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The drum is very noisy when it turns and spins? There is no rattle but it sounds very raspy.


Sounds like the main drum bearings have failed.
Remove rear panel, and remove the drive belt.
From the front open the door ,and spin the drum by hand,
If it feels rough, or is rumbling at all, then the main drum bearings have failed.
If no obvious noise, then it could be the motor bearings that are noisy.
Hope this helps.

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its all down to the water seal in the bearing housing if this is gone the machine is scrap as you can not get them.. The bearings can be got from any good auto (car) bearing supplyers.they need to patten mach them for size.this is the main steel bearing that the hole drum spins on there is also a small brass bearing thats part of the two way drive system but this needs a puller to get to it..bottem line is if the drum does not turn both ways in side its scrap..if you take the back off and theres rusty/gressey water dripping off the back off the drum..scrap it

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  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
  • Loud noises when turning the drum by hand can also be caused if the drum itself splits, or the spider at the back of the drum has come away from the drum, is corroded or even broken. This would normally be a loud noise on each revolution of the drum whereas the noise when drum bearings have gone is constant all the time the drum is turning. Lifting the drum checking for excessive play can often reveal a broken or loose drum spider which sometimes only occurs at certain points round the drum (the spider has three arms and is bolted to the drum at three points)
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