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I need to replace the drum bearing/s on my Defy 365 Auto maid washing machine. how do i do this?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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BIKER T
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SOURCE: suspect drum bearings

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: Zanussi FJS 1197W washing machine main bearing

sorry you will need to remove drum

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint WF640 very noisey drum bearings.

that is the bearing and it is not feasible to fix it is about a 2 hr job for a technician so it wouldnt be something you want to tackle I guess I am saying out with the old and in with the new sorry for the giver of bad news

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: How to I remove the drum from a Hotpoint WM64

Remove top cover and rear panel.
Remove belt and drum drive pulley.Remove clamp that secures door seal
Remove top control console panel.
Remove door lock.
Remove screws top and bottom holding front panel, remove front panel.
Remove spring clips holding plastic drum front, lift to one side plastic drum front cover.
Tap drum shaft to remove drum from container, remove bearings.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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