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Repair of drum bearing

Sounds like my drum bearing is on the way out and i wondered if the job of replacing it was quite straight forwards or not,the machine is only about 2 years old so i was hoping to keep it going for a bit as it doesn't do a lot for just me and the wife?

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  • Dave Abson Nov 09, 2014

    the machine is Indesit IWD7145,online no recognition of this model is shown on Indesit website?????



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Drum bearings can be a little tricky, depending on the your of machine. One thing I can tell you is you have to dismantle any machine to get to them.

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