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Zanussi wdj1054 has intermittent clanking/grinding when spinning and occassionally during wash. drive belt, main drum bearing and mountings seem ok with no play. disconnected drain hose from drum and looked into drum cavity for loose objects but unable to see anything. if i hold the main drive pulley on the rear of the drum firmly and try to wobble the drum from the front there is slight movement - is this normal or has something come adrift?

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  • petergreen Mar 10, 2008

    many thanks, this confirms what I thought.

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If there is any amount of movement even slighly on the drum then the bearings do need to be changed m8 to check the bearings u dont hold the drive pulley all u do is place your palm at the front of the washer and place your fingers at the bottom of the inner drum and pull your fingers towards your palm if there is any movement the bearings r on there way out m8

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Thanks for using FixYa. If your washer is a front load washer then check these things if it is making noise--
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