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Noisy drum the drum seems really loose and makes a grinding noise; have took lid off to see if springs have gone but all anchor points are ok it sounds like a bearing is it posss to change them or are they a part of the drum

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  • abody Oct 19, 2007

    thanks 4 trying the drum was shot 2nd drum in 3 years my advice dont buy hotpoint washing machines

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    the drum sounds as if the barring have gone on the motor

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You are describing shot bearings.

It should be perfectly possible to replace the bearings if you are able to press them out of the spider.

The usual fix is to obtain a replacement spider, your local domestic appliance repair shop should be able to supply an exchange unit.

If you attempt the repair you should check that the drum has not damaged the water heaters as it may have been these that it was grinding on.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

  • Martin B
    Martin B Oct 19, 2007

    The drums are welded stainless and dont normally fall apart.



    I'm interested in this, any possibility you'd describe exactly where it failed.



    Thanks, Martin



     

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