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WF440 drum locked solid

I have a WF440 1400 spin.
It started making a noise a few days ago (possible bearing on the way out) but now it has stopped totally.
The drum is solid and cannot be turned by hand. There is power as all the lights come on.
I cannot take the back panel off as it looks as though the case is in 1 piece that makes up the back and both sides.
How can I open up the machine to check belts, bearings ?
Could it be something jammed between inner and outer drums. (anti fluff ball ?)

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Easy check is to remove the little panel at the back and look for dirt marks on the bottom and running down the back of the drum...

from experience if your machine was noisy before when it was running then yes your bearing has gone..

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If its rattling check the drum for anything caught in it.Washing machine noise is not only annoying, it can also be a sign of serious damage. When armed with a few tips, you can determine what problem may be causing your washing machine to rattle, and what you can do to stop it.
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Clear the water pump from obstructions like coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is emptying water.

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Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.

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Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning.
Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.Then replacing the bearing is suggested.
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