Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WF000 Front Load Washer
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 ?)
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..
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
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.
Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.
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.)
Look for obvious dents and creases in the
drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the
drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.
Clear the water pump from obstructions like
coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is
Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires
if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can
also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the
drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.
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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