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Hotpoint first edition wma 11 drum bearings removal

I hope ya will be able to help me i have a hotpoint first edition wma 11 and the bearings need changing i have manged to get to them with minimal fuss and have removed the back bearings no problem. i have now come to removing the front ones and they have eroded completley and only the outer ring remains which is a bugger to get to as there is not enough to of a lip to be able to bray it out is there anything i can do to make it easier thanks for your time
kevin

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  • dusty1981p Jan 11, 2008

    thanks for your speedy reply but to be honest i maneged to get it out in the end with a little brute force and a lot of time LOL. but will remember your advice in the future.

    I am however now having another problem if you could help me.

    i put it all back together and switched it on but now its not working like it should it fills with a little water then starts to spin slowly then stops and spins the other way it does this for about a hour then starts to empty and the says program end but with out acctually washing anything i think it maybe something with the wiring but cant find no wiring diagrams anyware thanks in advance

    kevin

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Hey kevin that outer cone of the front bearing is a mission im telling ya...

But from experience ive found that by cleaning around it ( i use a metal brush on a drill ) and using wd40 and letting it soak in for a few hours its makes like a lot easier,,

I use a bolster with an end similar to a crow bar to just get inbetween the tiny gap and a very big lump hammer to know out the cone.... Best way knocking it from side to side ie bottom the turn the back half of the drum round and knock the top then the sides,,

hope this helps....

cheers mate..

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