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Hotpoint wma54 washing machine

Do you have any advice on how to change the bearings on my machine,any diagrams you have would be very useful. i have bearings for machine, but could do with hints and a diagram for attempting the repair. machine is only noisy during spin cycle. i'd like to see if the job is too difficult or something i can tackle myself. any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • scobie 1 Nov 20, 2007

    I have the same problem but for an Aquarius WF240.Do i need a bearing extraction kit and does the drum need to come out?

  • deffo Mar 08, 2008

    Hi the bearings are very very noisy on my WMA74 can and if so how do i change them? a diagram would be usefull.many thanks



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Being fairly mechanically adept - I tried this on my old Hotpoint WMA31 -- it took around 90 mins to get the drum out (virtually everything had to come out) and 1- mins to split it in two - then another 30 mins to knock the bearings out. I then ruined one new bearing trying to knock rather than pull it in and had to order a second set - then whatever I tried I could not get the drum fully back on the spindle (which was rather pitted) so ended up scrapping it !

As an aid to putting it back together I took 32 digital photos of different stages of getting the drum out so that is a measure of complexity...

Posted on Nov 25, 2007


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