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Indesit WA105 - drum is loose and fails to spin

The drum will not spin, the motor and belt are fine, it seems as though the drum has deattached itself from the spindle, if I turn the drum by hand its very loose and the drivewheel at the rear of the machine does not turn. Is this fixable?

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Re: Indesit WA105 - drum is loose and fails to spin

Hi Jezzer69 It is repairable but will take about 3 -4 hours (if you know what your doing) and the parts will cost about 65% of what a new machine will cost. You need to weigh up how old the machine is and or if its "beyond economical repair" Regards

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