Question about Hotpoint WMA48 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Worn Barings on drum.

There is up and dowm movement in the drum and the noise when spinning is excessive to say the least.

What parts do I need to replace the barings? and are there any specialised tools required?

In my past life I did repair domestic appliances and I am a qualified electrician, so the task shouldn't be beyond me.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 778 Answers

Bearing kits for your washer can be found here:

And as far as I can tell, there are no specialized tools required.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Auto washing machine drum vibrates makes loud noise

When machine is empty use fingers to try and move drum side to side. Is there excessive movement? 2 to 3 mm is ok. If drum moves to much it will be the drum bearings. Easy fix for an engineer or competent diyer. Millions of how to videos on utube.

Oct 04, 2015 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

It is makeing a lot of noise

Hello. You didn't provide a brand/model number or the type of noise the unit is making. If the dryer is making a screeching noise, it's probably the idler pulley(spring-loaded tensioner pulley that keeps the drum belt tight so the electric motor can turn the drum properly) being worn out or binding up due to lint build-up in the dryer. However, if the dryer is "thumping" loudly, most likely it's a worn out support roller either on the front or rear bulkhead. They're made of hard rubber and can become malformed due to wear/age causing a rough movement of the drum as it spins.

Aug 18, 2015 | Dryers

1 Answer

Excessive drum movement and noise

hi nick, it will be the bearing on the drum that's at the back of the machine.

Apr 26, 2015 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

When the machine goes to top speed it's banging x

There are three reasons for a spinning washing machine drum to knock:
  1. It is out of balance owing to an unevenly balanced clothing load, with possibly a belt buckle, button, or other hard object knocking from within the drum.
  2. A drum suspension support has worked itself loose and needs re-tightening
  3. A worn or partially split drive belt or possible crack in the pulley wheel

A solution to number 1. is simply to distribute the wash load evenly.

Solution no. 2. will require removal of the rear carcass cover to access the drum suspension connections. Sheet metal screws are the usual fasteners for this cover. First unplug the electrical supply. Get someone to roughly force the drum to move laterally side to side and up-down, from the front of the machine, while you look and listen from the rear, for signs of looseness at suspension joints. A perished rubber bushing may have partially disintegrated so look for signs of black rubber dust or debris. Another rare possibility may be excessive play in the bearings which support the drum. Excessive play in the bearings---if severe---may be felt again through very gentle lateral drum movement, but first proving no play exists in the suspension joints beforehand, otherwise confusion will result.

Solution No. 3. requires inspection of both drive belt and drum pulley wheel for any signs of wear or cracking. First have someone rotate the drum by hand from the front of the machine while you check out the belt and pulley---mind your fingers! If you still haven't located the source of the noise, try running the machine empty of water through its spin cycle while you observe from the rear. Keep your hands well clear of moving parts while doing so.

Jan 05, 2013 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

When the washer spins on it makes a loud noise. It seems to be off balance

Open the door and see if there is excessive movement on the stainless drum. Ca you move it forwards and backwards, up and down? If so then the most likely cause is the drum bearings. You need a tradsemas to chage these using special pullers.

Aug 30, 2010 | GE WSM2700W Unitized Spacemaker Washer and...

1 Answer

Washing machine is jumping around on the spin cycle

A few possibilities here.
Make sure the washer is level, both back to front, and side to side.
Do not over load, and make sure that there is more than 1 article in it, otherwise you will get an out of balance load.
Make sure the water is drainlng away properly.
Check the drum for excess movement, this would indicate a broken spring or worn drum bearings or worn or broken drum shaft.
Check the concrete wieghts at the top and bottom are not loose or broken.
Check the suspensions for excessive wear.
Hope this helps

Mar 31, 2010 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

3 Answers

Loud banging noise during washing cycle. Sounds like agitator is slipping,then banging. No noise during spinning cycles.

Grab the agitator at the base and attempt to rotate it clockwise and counter clock wise. It should remain firmly in place. If there is movement the agitator spline is worn.

This is your Agitator:

It does not come with the fabric dispenser. It has to be ordered seperately. You should be able to transfer you old one to the new one if you do have to replace the agitator.

Besides the agitator the drive bell can also be the source of the noise. It is located under the agitator.

This part is the most likely cause of the noise.

Thanks for using FixYa.


Mar 07, 2010 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Washer drum shakes excessively during fast spin

y shaped piece that contains the spindle that attatches to the basket and allows it to spin is corroded and cracking. you can't buy just the spindle bracket, you must buy the basket too. you'll be buying the front part of the drum too, if you wait to long.

Feb 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machine is very Noisy when spin

if it make noise like a train coming in on track,,,bad tub bearing,,,do you see any water leaks back there ..on the back tub or on the base of unit...if so seal damage,,

Dec 31, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Very loud banging noise when spinning

sounds like a balance problem may be when the drum was replaced they didn't fit the new drum in the correct spot the other thing that would cause load banging and excessive vibrations in the machine is if the shockers are worn out,
believe it our not even washing machines have shockers to dampen the movement of the drum spinning

Dec 19, 2008 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint WMA48 Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Washing Machines Experts


Level 3 Expert

1211 Answers

Todd Arndt
Todd Arndt

Level 3 Expert

2044 Answers


Level 1 Expert

48 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides