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Bearing gone Hi can you tell me how to get the bearing off the drum can't get the shaft to move ( do i pull the shaft out or push the shaft out) Thanks Andy

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  • windy10 Feb 16, 2008

    sorry it's a hotpoint ultima WMA64

    Thanks

    Andy

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    Sorry this is a UK model not USA dont have any info on it

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    PLZ Post you complete model # from the machine

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Remove the top and bottom panel,
remove the front digital panel
remove the front tub access panel
now you can pull the unit out

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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The whole outer shell and basket come out to do this repair....what bad bearing and rusted shaft looked like...
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Picture1 ( boot pushed inside ) Help page1 - Help page2

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