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Is it possible to replace the drum bearings on an INDESIT IWE81281KECO WASHING MACHINE as im told its a sealed drum and so cant be replaced.

The drum bearings have gone on my machine and I have replaced bearings before but in a really old machine. This machines warranty has ended and it's not insured (yeah I know should have). I thought it would be easy to do like the old washer but I'm told it will be a welded drum and impossible to get in to. Anyone know if that's right? Has my washer had it?

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Take drum out uve nothing to lose

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

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The F002 error codes relates to a motor problem. Do you know if the motor spins ?

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most lg front loaders have the plastic outer drums which have about 16 h/duty screws holding the two halves together. extreemly tricky to strip to gain access to inner bearing and seal. Th/stat, motor, piping and other items have to be removed and dissassembled to enable drum to be removed. that repair i suggest for a service repair.

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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To complete this repair correctly and to prevent problem re occuring within months you must change the inner drum spider at the same time as the bearing kit, otherwise you are wasting your time, to complete the repair if you have not done one before will take you aprox 1 to 3 hours depending on space available and practicle ability, here goes, remove lid and outer case from machine to do this remove bolts on lower back and two side bolts (under small white covers) remove bolts along top edges both sides on top of macnine, remove cabinet, remove motor, remove hoses, remove heater and thermostat wires, noting location for refitting, remove suspension leg pins and lift outer drum assembly complete fron lower frame, split two halves of outer drum by removing bolts around centre seem, split drum in two, remove drum pully, refit pully bolt and drift inner drum out having put nut back on drum spider thread to avoid flaring shaft, using hammer knock shaft through bearings, then using a chisel or similer object knock out bearings and seal, reverse process refitting new bearins and spider, make sure to replace centre outer drum seal, as these are prone tro leaking I suggest you also seal with a layer of clear silicon, and problems contact me again, not really a job for a novice. Good Luck you will need it. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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SOURCE: indesit wash machine drum bearing

Some models like the WE12 have sealed drums where the bearings can't be changed. You have to buy a complete unit for about £120.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: im needing to know how to install the replacement

Candie, The tub gasket (door seal) is part number #WH08X10022 with a new substitution part #WH08X10036. However, since each model can be slightly different, depending on the serial number which denotes when it was manufactured, you might want to confirm that the above gasket is the correct one for your particular washer.

I'd suggest you call the folks at Sears Parts Direct at 1-800-252-1698 and give them your complete model number AND serial number before you start in on the repair, so you can be sure you have the correct substitution bellows gasket.

It's a relatively easy repair, all you need to do is remove the spring retaining wire around the outer edge of the bellows gasket, just peel it back at the edge to see it. Now locate the locking loop by going around the rim. Once you find the locking loop, you can remove it using a couple pairs of small needle nose pliers as they make it easier to get off.

Once you've done that, you'll see the locking plate that holds the back side of the bellows gasket onto the outer washer tub. Remove those fasteners and you can get the bellows off and start in on putting the new bellows onto the washer, just reversing the order you used in the removal process.

Here's a line drawing that shows the exploded view of the tub section, with the gasket (item #306). Just take your time removing the old gasket so you remember what you're doing and when installing the new gasket so as not to rip or tear it in the process. I'd also suggest you let the gasket relax for a good 4-5 hours (to get the kinks and folds out of it from the packing box) before you do the installation.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=WBVH6240F0WW&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=0432&modelName=WASHER&diagramPageId=00004&componentDescription=TUB%20&%20MOTOR&documentId=G6090504&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list

Here's another link to one of my other solutions for installing a bellows gasket on a GE front loading washer that you can also review for more installation tips, etc.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t2730376-need_help_in_installing_door_bellow_ge

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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