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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.

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Bearing kits for your washer can be found here: http://www.ciao.co.uk/sr/q-hotpoint+wma

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

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