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Washing machine the drum in my washing machine is loose and when spinning it bangs around and rubs against the door seal causing smoke to come out when i open the door,can i fix it myself or is a new washer the only answer?

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You can try and fix it your self, it sounds like to me the main drum bearing at the back of the drum has gone bad, it all depends if the parts are available and you are up to tearing the unit down to fix it.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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As it spins very slowly back and forth it also makes the grinding squeeking noise.


Hi Robert.
What you describe sound like a distorted drum and/or collapsed bearings. The grinding noise is typical of bearings which are worn out, and the squeaking can come from the drum rubbing on the door seal.
Check if the inner drum is loose and flops up and down. Also spin the drum by hand and see if it's touching the rubber door seal anywhere. If it spins freely but make a growling noise your bearings need to be replaced..
Neither of these situations are good. A serviceman is probably required to know for sure.
Good luck.
Nomess


Check that drum (2nd below) is not rubbing on this door seal
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Drum should rotate quietly and smoothly

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sounds like your bearings are excessively worn, open the machine door and hold the drum (stainless steel bit) try to lift this up if it moves freely without the tub moving (outer bit usually plastic or steel without holes) your bearings are gone. or the drum has broken off the wields that hold it to the shaft.
its sometimes cheaper to buy a new machine than repair the bearings and if the drum is loose it will eventually break something inside.

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Switch it off before you burn your house down

The drum support sounds to have either cracked or come loose allowing the drum to run on the door gasket

The friction will cause the rubber to melt and burn hence the smoke.

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