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Loud noise as drum turns,gets louder as speed increases.

Very loud noise as speed increases and when empty if turn drum there is a rumbling noise as though a bearing is gone

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There is no doubt that the drum bearings have failed from your description.
The normal procedure is to replace the whole drum and tub assy as a complete unit, this makes it a fairly straight forward repair, though relatively expensive.
To strip it down and replace worn bearings, is a very involved repair, and not one I would recommenend.
If the washer is less than 5 years old, then you can get it done under the Hotpoint 5 year part guarantee, but you would have to contact Hotpoint about this.

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1 Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.
  • Step 2 Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. (When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning.)
  • Step 3 Look for obvious dents and creases in the drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.
  • Step 4 Clear the water pumpmag-glass_10x10.gif from obstructions like coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is emptying water.
  • Step 5 Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.
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    Sounds like main drum bearing noise, try turning the drum by hand, if it feels rough or you can hear it grinding or rumbling, then it is the the main bearings that have failed..
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