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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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Re: noisy drum

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.

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Here's a general guide though -
  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
  • Loud noises when turning the drum by hand can also be caused if the drum itself splits, or the spider at the back of the drum has come away from the drum, is corroded or even broken. This would normally be a loud noise on each revolution of the drum whereas the noise when drum bearings have gone is constant all the time the drum is turning. Lifting the drum checking for excessive play can often reveal a broken or loose drum spider which sometimes only occurs at certain points round the drum (the spider has three arms and is bolted to the drum at three points)
  • Coins or other obstructions trapped inside the tub under the drum can make horrendous noises as they get tossed about on spin. They often don't make the noise unless laundry is in though. Look out for obvious dints and creases in the drum itself as evidence of a coin or similar stuck inside although be aware that it only shows there's been an obstruction in at some point and the coin could have fallen into the sump hose or filter and not actually be the cause of the noise at this time
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The drum is held in place by 2 springs at the top of the drum,
Sometimes these can break
At the bottom end, the drum is fastened to the base of the washer by 2 shock absorbers, these can break loose or wear.
These can all be replaced with out removing the interior drum assy.
The other possibility is that the drum bearings have failed, this would also make it very noisy.

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Hope this helps!
If it doesn't, please hold off the rating button and add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

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