They can be a pig but if you know whot you are doing you can do it in a few hrs just make sure you mark any wires that you take off it help when you put the washer back if you are not useing a press to put the new bearings in use your old ones to tap your new ones in place dont hit then to are or you can damage them hope this helps and good luck
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Hi, your probably right about the bearing its usually hard to tell untill they have compltely gone have you tried turning the drum by hand to see if it turns smoothly if it does then it could be the motor thats noisy both can be replaced but the drum bearing is a nighmare trust me you need pullers and its hard work. So try turning the drum by hand and see if you can feel any roughness or catching this would tell you if the drum bearing has gone. Let me know the outcome ok
Hi Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.Since you hear whining it means that the bearing is damaged and the seals on bearing are gone too so it rotates without lubricant. It might be possible to hear whining while you rotate empty drum manually... Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning. Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.Then replacing the bearing is suggested. Let us know if you want something more else accept the solution. Thanks for contacting fixya.com
when there is a noise in the spin cycle as you describe the drum bearing is failing. the bearings are fitted to the outer assembly of the drum.if the outer assembly is got to old then to replace the bearing u have to replace the outer tub assembly too.but this is a costly repair.only bearing replacement is not too costly but bearings with outer assembly replacement is a costly repairing.it requires proper tools to disassemble the washer unit and replace the parts.This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the
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If a washing machine is 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.
Remove the back of the machine to expose the inner drum pulley. Need to know if this pulley is rotating and if there is any side to side play.
The noise you are discribing does sound like a rear bearing that is mounted in the external tub housing. Depending on the age of the machine, this bearing is NOT replacable. The outer tub must be replaced because the bearing is molded into the drum.
im confused as to why you think no drum rotation would be caused by bearings. typically worn bearings would cause noisy spin. only if bearings were completely seized would that cause no drum rotation.
can you rotate drum by hand? if so bearings are not seized.
can you hear motor rotate when you select spin?
if not, then likely cause is motor brushes.
do these simple tests and get back to me if you want.
and bearings are quite difficult to replace on this machine