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Washing machine the drum is shaky and makes a lot of rattling noise when washing

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It might be a bearing, or it might just be something inside the drum!
If the machine is not exceptionally old it shouldn't be a bearing.
It might be limescale!
You can access and inspect the drum from the outlet.
Heres what to do:

Disconnect the machine from the mains and the water supply and pull it into a clear area.
Put a thick cloth on the floor and gently lay the machine on its left hand side, looking from the rear,
Undo the small panel on the back and you will see the black rubber concertina hose, pressure chamber and pump, which are now all easily accessible from the rear and the botom of the machine.
Undo the circlips with a screwdriver and pull the hose away from the drum. You will now be able to see the element and the inside of the drum.
Check it for debris and limescale.
At the same time clean out the filter with its "ping pong ball" and plastic pressure chamber.

THis will clear out any loose items and let you check to see if the drum needs descaling.
Job should take about 20 minutes!

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • firesign Feb 29, 2008

    I forgot to say if the problem is a loose item you may need to stand
    the machine upright to let them out of the outlet hole before reitting
    the hose!

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