Bearing replacement on Creda IWD 12drum DIY or not?
My Creda IWD12 has recently become very noisy when spinning.
I whipped the top/back off and removed the drive belt and it looks like the bearings in the drum are shot.
Is this a DIY repair (i have no manual) or if not what should new bearings cost to be fitted.
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Well, the only time the washer (speedqueen) is noisy on spin is if one or both the bearings are faulty. Normally when you get a leak, it means the hub/flange and seal kit need replacement and this also includes the top bearing because when soap suds leak past the seal assembly it drips directly onto the bearing. The acidic properties in the soap suds eats the grease in the bearing which ends up becoming defective. One can also get an anoying squeek if a bottom base gasket is worn or removed. This would be audible even on wash cycle.Conclusion, check the bearing on top of gearbox.
time to replace the belt , might need a tub bearing too / tentioner pully might have froze . remove the back panel with the washer unpluged look to see if the tentioner is at its fullest possition if so replace the belt .
It sounds like your drum bearings are about to go. I am not familiar with this model, but I would assume it is pretty much like all other front-loaders. Bearing kits can be purchased for all models but there is a great variance in cost eg. in europe €25-€75. It is also quite a difficult job to undertake for the sunday diy enthusiast as it involves stripping down the machine and removing the drum. If you are going to repair the machine as opposed to replacing it I would strongly advise doing it asap and continued use will cause the bearings to collapse rendering the machine irrepairable. Hope this helps.
As far as I remember it goes like this.
take the filter in your hand and turn the knob counter clock wise intill it almost comes off. Then gently shuff it into the filter hole. Push it in as far as you can and than tighten it again.
Click on your model number above, (below FIXYA) on this site, & search. You will get a shortlist; click on your model, below the page u will get Manual/Guides. Click on the blue, you have your manual on line. If available that is.