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Noise from drum when spinning.

My washing machine makes a noise when spinning. Turning the drum by hand I can hear a noise of metal scratching on metal at two points in one revolution. The drum is split into 3 sections or vanes. There is a slight scratch of metal on metal at 120degrees and 240degrees. After a spin one item in the washing comes out with oily spots (4 or 5) in a line separated by the distance between the holes in the drum. It looks like the piece of washing is picking up the debris from the obstruction during spin. The noise appears to be coming from the right hand centre where the outer drum is suspended on the shock absorber spring. I suspect the inner drum has a snag at two points. The bearing appears to be OK since I cannot manipulate the drum by hand to get rid of the scratching noise

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Can u move the drum up and down if so the bearings have gone

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  1. Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
  2. check out this following options one by one to locate the fault in your machine.
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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..
You will probably need to call an engineer.

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