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  • angham Feb 15, 2008

    Have a Frigidaire Gallery model #gltr1670aso. How do we get the drum apart? Our clothes are coming out of the wash with dark stains on them. Is it grease or scum buildup?

  • jonny crane Mar 02, 2008

    Fridigaire Front Load Washing Machine Model GLTF1670ASO.

    Problem: During high speed spin cycle, machine shakes, rattles and almost rolls. Also produces a loud fast paced clanging noise as if solid parts are hitting each other during the cycle. Opened the top and observed the function during fast spin and cant determine problem from this view. Doesnt appear that any parts are broken or worn, but havent removed back panel. Also how do you check that shocks are ok, they appear to be.

  • richinhove Jul 14, 2008

    hi i have an indesit WM12x and the rear bearings need replacing, how difficult is this part to replace / get at, I've found many sites offering the spare part is it just a case of swapping the old for the new?

  • Jeff Burgess Dec 07, 2008

    I need to know how to replace the bearing as at the moment as soon as the spin cycle kicks in the machine sounds like it is grinding itself to bits and getting ready to launch into space.

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    James Greene May 11, 2010

    Can you please tell me what type of washer it is on? I know this, on certian brands, like the Maytag Neptunes, are not removable, you have to replace the whole inner shell part, and is quite expensive and very time consuming (needing special tools, etc.). Let me know what type and model number, and can help you out a touch better. talk to you soon.


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The frigidaire gallery has a sealed bearing in it and you have to replace the tub half there are no special tools needed just time. it would be best to take it to a repair shop yes its a little costly but it is worth the money. it takes about 1 1/2 hours to fix it with parts on hand

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Bumping noise during spin cycle


Although a noisy washing machine is not typically a signthat something is broken, it definitely can be annoying. Usually the noise froma washing machine can be fixed fairly easily, but a few different fixes mayneed to be tried before it can be determined what the true culprit of the noisewas. INSTRUCTIONAND TOOLS NEEDED STATED BELOW Flashlight, Screwdriver, Drive belt 1 Check the drum bearings if the washing machine ismaking a rumbling noise. The noise may possibly stem from water getting intothe bearings. Take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If there is arumble, remove the bearings and replace them with new ones. 2 Check the spider at the back of the drum. The spideris the three-armed device that holds the drum in place. If there is one loudnoise on each revolution of the drum, there is a good chance the spider haspartially become loose. Tighten the bolts on the spider to silence the noise itcauses. 3 Check for coins. If the noise the washing machinemakes sounds like metal on metal, there is a good chance that some change hasslipped from a pocket and is now in the dryer. Take a flashlight and look inthe drum for coins, paper clips, and other small items. 4 Adjust the legs. Many washing machines make morenoise than they should because they have not been properly balanced. Re-adjustthe legs to make sure that they are all even. This will keep the washingmachine from moving and will ensure that the noise it creates while it moveswill go away. 5 Replace the drive belt. Often a high-pitched squeakynoise can come from a drive belt that has been worn down. Simply replacing theold belt with a new one will fix this problem.

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My washing is getting bits of dirt on it. How do I clean out the machine?


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If your washing machine begins making strange noises such asrumbling, banging or screeching, it is time to troubleshoot the problem and fixthe machine. A noisy washing machine that's ignored can become expensive lateras the problem worsens and leads to damage of more expensive parts.
1 Inspect inside the basket for loose items. Objects such as coins, pens andpaperclips can fall out of pockets and become lodged in the basket. Run themachine again to test for any further noise.
2 Remove the top panel bysliding a flat-head screwdriver under the panel and releasing the clips. Slidethe top off of the machine and shine a flashlight into the sides of the basketto check for loose items. Remove any items and run the machine again.
3 Place a level on top of themachine and verify that it is completely level. If the machine is at alluneven, adjust the bottom feet by turning them to the right or left. On mostmachines a turn to the right will raise the machine and a turn to the left willlower it. If the machine is level or still making noise after adjustments,continue trouble shooting.
4 Replace the drum bearings.Review your owner's manual to locate the drum bearings. Unplug the machine andturn off the water supply. Remove all necessary panels with a screwdriver.Remove the driver belt and manually spin the drum. If it makes a rumblingnoise, then unscrew the drum bearings and replace them.
5 Replace the drive belt as well if it isworn, cracked or loose. This will prevent the need to re-open the washingmachine if the noise continues after replacing the drum bearings.
6 Re-assemble the machine and run it again. If it isstill making noise, contact a repairman for a consultation.
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Sep 06, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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LG WM2032 HW making noise, drum moves to much, belive the bearings are shot, but it also leaked the water out of the drum when is shut down. Can just the bearing going bad cause this are is there an...

You are probably correct. If the inner drum is loose and sloppy you probably have collapsed bearings and seals.
What can also happen is that the inner drum can make contact with the outer drum and wear through it. This could be the reason for the leak.
Unplug the machine at the wall. Remove the 2 screws under the rear of the top. 'Bump' the top to the rear to unclip it, and remove.
Remove the back panel to inspect the rear of the drum. This will expose the outer drum.
If the bearings and seals have failed, you have quite a large job ahead of you.
A holed tank is another level of expense. It may be cheaper to replace the machine...Get quotes.
Good luck....Nomess

Sep 06, 2010 | LG WM-2032H Front Load Washer

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Drum is stuck and does not move after a noiny spin. pls advice.thanks

Sounds like possibly the main drum bearings have seized.
To check, remove the rear panel of washer, remove the drum belt, and try to turn the drum by hand, if it is noisy or rumbling, or not turning at all, then likely the the drum bearings have seized.
This is a major repair, and could be expensive!!!

Mar 17, 2010 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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Hi there i have an indesit washing machine and the drum has just stopped turning even by hand thanks craig

If you cannot turn the drum by hand, then there are a couple of possibilities that come to mind.
1- it is possible the drum bearings have siezed up,, remove lower rear panel of washer, and remove the belt the drum should be free to turn.
If it does not, then it is either the main bearings, or there is something fast between the inner and outer drum..
2- if the drum is free to turn, then it could be the moior bearings seized up.

Mar 13, 2010 | Washing Machines

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your drum bearings and tub lip seal are defective,it requires you to remove the rear access panel and the inner drum,then remove bad seal and bearings

Mar 09, 2010 | Washing Machines

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The drum is very noisy when it turns and spins? There is no rattle but it sounds very raspy.

Sounds like the main drum bearings have failed.
Remove rear panel, and remove the drive belt.
From the front open the door ,and spin the drum by hand,
If it feels rough, or is rumbling at all, then the main drum bearings have failed.
If no obvious noise, then it could be the motor bearings that are noisy.
Hope this helps.

Dec 09, 2009 | Bosch Washing Machines

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Aquarius 1100 wm63 very noisy spinning

Remove rear cover of washer.
Remove drive belt.
From inside the drum, spin the drum by hand, if it is noisy or feels rough, then main drum bearings have failed.
If no noise, then possibly motor bearings noisy.
Hope this helps Thankyou.

Nov 27, 2009 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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How to I remove the drum from a Hotpoint WM64 washing machine? I need to change the bearings.

Remove top cover and rear panel.
Remove belt and drum drive pulley.Remove clamp that secures door seal
Remove top control console panel.
Remove door lock.
Remove screws top and bottom holding front panel, remove front panel.
Remove spring clips holding plastic drum front, lift to one side plastic drum front cover.
Tap drum shaft to remove drum from container, remove bearings.
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Sep 04, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

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Bearing noise on Indesit WDG1295

you will have to open the machine lid to see if its a plastic drum or metal.
the metal drum is easier as it has a 'spider asssembly'. remove this after taking off the pulley by taking out the bolts that hold it and bang it off being carefull of the heater element. remove the bearings and seal and refit in reverse order you took it off.
i would not advise replacing plastic drum bearings as they are a pain, removal of the rear of a plastic drum easy but not putting it back !

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