Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load Washer/Dryer
How to remove locked bearing
On every front-loading washing machine which I've replaced the main bearing on, it's normally removed and refitted using a suitable sized drift and a club hammer. Most of the time i find a trusty one foot length of scaffold tube which is in my toolbox does the trick.
If the washing machine has a polypropylene outer drum rather than a steel one then it's rare that the drum doesn't break whilst attempting the repair. On these types I've usually fitted a used drum from a scrapped machine, or more frequently just replaced the entire machine with another used machine which has been thrown away with a silly little problem like a blocked or broken pump.
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a flat screwdriver to unseat the tabs that hold the front top cover
in place. This will expose the flywheel and pedal arm connection
points. Rotate the flywheel by hand and determine whether lubrication
will accomplish the repairs. If the bearings are exposed, use a
grease gun with an extension nozzle and lubricate both bearings with
lithium grease. If the bearings are damaged or sealed, proceed to the
the front and side covers on the main frame. Hold the flywheel with
one hand and use a box wrench to loosen the bolts that secure the
pedal arms at each side of the flywheel. Pull the arms away from the
flywheel and remove the bearings from each side.
Test the bearings as before. Lubricate exposed bearings with lithium grease and reinstall them. Sealed bearings must be replaced. Reattach the pedal arms to the flywheel. Replace the main frame covers and front top cover to complete the repairs.
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