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Change Bearings Have had bearings changed recently and machine still screaming, took back cover off, the bearing shields have been damaged whilst being fitted by the looks.Warrenty has expired on repair and wish to fix it myself buit not sure how to remove the bearings.

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Re: Change Bearings

I will need the brand of washer as well as the model number.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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