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Machine (LG wm1280 7kg)works fine except drum wont roatae

Machine (LG wm1280 7kg)works fine except drum wont rotate during cycle or spin only program - drum just slightly rocks side to side. made a very loud banging noise during spin cycle before problem occurred. can rotate drum by hand from rear of machine. is it a bearing, brushes or motor fault and worth fixing? been brilliant machine for last 5 years, still looks like new and cost about £400.

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You can repair it, but it really needs to be done by a qualified technician. What has very possibly happened, is the spider assembly has snapped that connects to the drum (that's the noise you heard).. The drum has now collapsed. Different machines open differently. The later ones have plastic outer frames, and when the "spider arm"collapses, it eats large chunks out of the drum internally. It in my opinion is not then worth the repair. For the older ones, one needs to remove drive belt and pulley then strip front of machine to enable you to open it up. This will let you then remove the inner drum. Inspect spider assy. and see if actually broken. (I'm sure it is.) Phone agents for replacement parts which will be 2 bearings and a seal and the spider assembly.Install and reassemble.

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