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Replacement of bearings?

One of the suspension springs recently snapped on our machine causing a very violent stoppage of the drum. Replaced spring but now machine runs very noisily suggesting a bearings issue. Can I replace bearings myself?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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remove rear pulley and pull like crazy ..usually have to change rear shell bearing and seal are pressed in be sure to ck spindle on basket for scoring before reassembly if scored replace basket

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: the drum bangs on the spin

Two possibles for this are aloose balance block or cracked drum spider.The front block is most prone to coming loose.
To check spider rotate drum little by little and pull towards you to check for movement.
Post back if further help needed.
Thankyou

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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Bearings can be replaced without replacing the drum.
this is a major job,So,I would not recommend trying this yourself




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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Noisy spin on hotpoint aquarius WF530 6kg washing machine. Suspect bearing how do I replace them.

If you spin the drum by hand, and it is niosy and rumbling then the main drum bearings have failed.
If under 5 years old, then you should be able to get it repaired under Hotpoint 5 year guarantee, You just pay for labour and call out, cheapest option, it is not really a D.I.Y job, as it is quite involved, and entails a lot of work.
Please rate my advice.
Thanks.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: hotpoint wf740 aquarius 1400 v noisy banging during spin = dust

It could be a broken drum restraint spring, or a worn or broken. or loose shock absorber.
To check the springs, remove the top cover, and you will see the springs.
Another possibility is the concrete weight could be broken or loose.
You need to remove the lower rear panel of washer to check the shockers and concrete weight.
Please rate my solution.
Thankyou.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. In the end it was the front balance weight that had been gradually coming looser and looser and needed fixing pack into place."

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