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A sock has escaped and siezed up the drum

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Hi

to get it out you need to remove sump hose and hopefully you should be able to get at it if not remove heater and try that way . if that fails then its drum out job.

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Does the inner drum move? If not the drum bearings have probably siezed and will need replacing.

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There is a tiny possibility that the motor has seized. To test this possibility, remove the top of the machine and take the drive belt off. If the drum now spins easily but you can't turn the motor spindle by hand then the motor has siezed, if the drum is still stiff but you can turn the spindle of the motor by hand then the drum is siezed. A replacenemt motor will probably set you back around £100 ($170) this may make the machine a write off. Worst still, and I'm sorry to say, far more likely is that the main bearings in the drum have broken down and siezed. The smell is from the motor buring out as it tries, and fails to turn the siezed drum (or siezed motor bearings).

Under normal circumstances, 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. There should be ABSOLUTELY NO PLAY between the 2 drums, even the tiniest amount will mean the bearings have failed. Having said this, if your bearings have siezed, there may be no play in the drum because they are jammed solid.


If the bearings have siezed, then other symptoms that have been leading up to the failure 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), but as I say, with siezed bearings, this may not be the case.

You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins.

When you turn the stiff drum by hand, it may not only be stiff, but you may be aware of a grinding crunching noise that you can also feel transmitting through the drum as you turn it at the same time (the broken bearing catching up on smashed bits as you turn the drum)


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 a result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear.

If it is the main bearing (and I can't imagine any other cause other than the motor its self seizing) then this is NOT a job for the uninitiated DIY enthusiast as it will mean stripping the machine and removing the drum from the chassis, splitting it, removing pressed in bearings and then sourcing and re-fitting new bearings.

To be frank, the cost of a bearing set (if they are replaceable, and most are) will be about £20 ($30) or so. But it's a long and horrible job if you haven't done it before. I know professionals who claim they can do a bearing change in under an hour, I've done a few and it takes me about 2 hours by the time I

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if you are unable to turn the drum by hand it may have ceased due to a sock or item of clothing jammed in it behind the drum this in turn may have snapped the belt

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Ian

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The only chance you have got is to remove the large sump hose from the pump to the bottom of the drum, this will allow you to get your fingers into the bottom of the drum, and hopsfully retrieve the sock.

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If you cannot turn the machine by hand then it may be an idea to see if the drive belt has snagged around the back end some how take a peep with a torch thru. top.if the belt looks ok it may be that something has got stuck inside the drum.Sometimes socks get stuck between the front of the drum casing and the drum shine a torch around the front by the door seal and see if you can see any objects jutting out if you can be careful and try with a vice grips to pull out if no joy it sounds as if it will have to be a tub out job.Sometimes objects like coins can be fished out thru the back where the heater sits but still a lot of work to get down there.Body of machine has to be split for access.

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It could also be a siezed tub back bearing..
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Tracy
The bearing may have siezed or you have something jammed between the drum and outercasing



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