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Hotpoint drum wobbling

Drum wobbling after fitting bearing kit

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SOURCE: Hotpoint WMA32 drum problem

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I am happy to be of assistance!

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Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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ebay sell all kinds of bearing kits. about £10 usually.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace drum bearings on hotpoint aquarius wf000g

You really don't want to know how but here it is. The bearing is located in the rear shell and is not removable the rear shell has to be replaced which means removing the tub assembly from the machine and completely disassembling. With 30 years of appliance repair the last one I did took about 3 hours.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: My hotpoint tumble dryer drum is not turning.It is

there is a belt that runs around the drum,it is either worn or broken. Pressure from belt keeps the drum tight

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Access to drum on a hotpoint WMM39A

Here are a series of free videos to help you with your bearing problems and how to fix them
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For all your parts visit our site

This first video shows you how to diagnose the problem

The next Hotpoint video is on how to take the drum out

This Hotpoint video will show you how to change the bearings in the drum tub

the last one will show you how to change the spider or drum support as they are known

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My partner's Hotpoint WT960 makes very loud grinding sound when spinning. I suspect the drum bearings are gazacked. Do I need to change the drum support and bearings & seal or just the bearings? Is it...

Hi Joe.
A lot depends on construction of drum.
Remove the top cover and look at the plastic outer container, if it is a one piece consonstruction, then unfortunately you cannot fit new bearings, as it it comes supplied as a complete unit.
However, if you can see the 2 drum halves held together with screws, then you can fit new bearings.
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It is an involved repair as it entails removing the whole container from the cabinet, and do not fit any other bearings than the genuine ones.
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Make sure that you have fitted the spacing washer provided with the bearing kit on the drum shaft, and that it is sitting between the rear of the drum and the rear bearing, double check that you have got the front of the drum sitting on all the plastic bearings at the front.
If it still catches, then fit another washer on the drum shaft to space it off from the rear of the cabinet.

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You are referring to the rear drum bearing that has worn away..
It means replacing the rear bearing and drum shaft.
It comes in a repair kit which you can obtain from Hotpoint.
It comes complete with fitting instructions.
Go the Hotpoint web site, and you should be able to order the parts on line.


In the menu click on>>>>Spare parts and accessories, and follow instructions.
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This could be the bearings.

If it is you have two options:
1 - Buy another washing machine
2 - DIY possible for about £30 with all the RIGHT TOOLS, £100 if doing it properly. And even with the right tools this will take you about 3 hours, probably more.

To replace the bearings you NEED to have:
1) The parts - The replacement bearing kit (£30) and hotpoint recommend a new spider (£65) as well.
2) A tool to push the drum shaft from the casing.
3) A tool to remove the beaings. It is possible to buy a new rear casing with the bearings already fitted for about £70.
4) Patience and a supply of tea!

1 - disconnect everything and I mean everything see number 2.
2 - remove the drum casing from the chasis
3 - take off the pulley wheel
4 - open the casing
5 - remove the drum from the casing. DO NOT USE A HAMMER as the shaft deforms very easily (good job I've a new "spider"!)
6 - fit new "spider" if using. Here is where you find the bolts are rusted completely solid from spider to drum and require drilling out.
7 - remove bearings from casing (hence the need for the bearing removal tool)
8 - fit new bearings and rebuild machine (hence the need for the bearing fitting tool)

However I stopped at number 7 due to not having the right tools and I have no idea how much the right tools cost.

Trust me, take option one! £100 is a third of a new machine!

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I have a hotpoint first edition 800 wm 51 can you tell me is it east to change the bearing in the drum

It is a fairly straight forward repair to do, if you know what you are doing.
The bearing comes as a bearing kit, consisting of 2 bearings and a shaft seal, yuo will also need a new container front seal, and depending on how badly the bearings are worn, you may need to fit a new drum shaft as well.
Again depending on how badly the bearings are worn, they can cause wear in the bearing housing, this being the case, then you would have to fit a new outer tub.assy complete,
This then puts it beyond economical repair.
Obviously , you will not know what is req'd until it is stripped down.
Plz rate my comments towards providing a solution to your problem.

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No lubricant is req'd..The rear drum bearing is already impregnated with lubricant.

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It is very likely that the bearings have failed. I have had a hotpoint wma33 fail at 23 months and had hotpoint fix it...

This is not an easy task to undertake on your own I spent a while looking into this.

If you have warranty (machine is less than 1 year old) or paid for extended cover then call hotpoint to replace... (They will do the whole drum its quicker). This should be free.

If you don't have warranty (your machine is older than 1 year) then still call Hotpoint - you will be charged £90 callout but parts are free for machines less than 5 years old. This is what I recommend.

or - do it yourself ( NOT RECOMMENDED)

I know two people who have purchased the bearings and spider kits - and wasted about 3 days because these things are really awkward to remove and refit. They both swear that £90 is a bargin after buying the spider and bearing see:
This spider costs 61.25 + delivery - ouch.

As hotpoint will fit half a drum or full drum (Depending on what is on the van for £90) the actual cost of a half drum is 75.99 + delivery see:

and a full drum costs 176.96 + delivery

They take away all the rubbish at the end also!

I hope this helps

Please dont forget to rate me as a fixya.

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