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Bearings gone are bearing fixable and are they costly? am i better off getting a new machine? indesit wdg1905w

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If the bearing are gone, that is a good indicator of overall wear and tear, thus, I would recommend that you indeed cut your future losses and get a nice new unit with a warranty.

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Indesit w1xe127 how to remove the drum ,so as to renew the bearings


on this machine u cannot change the bearings. the entire drum has to be replaced. if the machine is under 5 years go through the 5year parts warenty, will cost you aprox £100. otherwise the machine is not worth repair.

Jul 11, 2011 | Indesit Washing Machines

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When spinning the drum makes a vibrating/grinding noise/feel to it, would this be bearings gone in the drum "any ideas"


Yes, that's a classic sign of a failed drum bearing. It wi;ll continue to get noisier and may eventually cause a leak from the machine which may cause more expensive repairs if the water and highly corrosive washing solution damages other parts.

The bearing itself is available and can be replaced, but your machine is not designed with bearing replacements in mind. Replacing the bearing involves a near complete strip-down of the machine to completely remove the drum assembly. The outer polypropylene drum will often crack when the old bearing is removed or the new one is refitted and the job is very labour intensive.

The bearing is designed to last the life of the machine, and the machine is only expected to last about four to five years before other parts start to fail as well. If the bearing fails during the warranty then the usual fix is to replace the entire inner and outer drum assembly.

I can't give you a step by step guide, but drum replacement is not cost effective if you have to pay for the repair, and bearing replacement may be worth trying if you know an experienced DIY mechanic and appreciate the risks. The part is relatively cheap, but if the repair fails you've blown money which could have gone towards a new machine. Dismantling to replace the bearing is fairly straightforward and commensense, but on some models the spot welds on the rear of the casing need to be drilled out and they can be replaced with pop-rivets afterwards. A short length of scaffold pole or a large socket can be used to drift out the old bearing and press in the new one. It's also necessary to replace the drive-belt as well, but you can leave that extra cost until you're sure that the bearing replacement has been a success.

Haynes publish a washing machine repair manual; you can either buy it or will often find that it's available at your local public library and it's invaluable if you lack confidence with jobs like these.

If you need to buy another machine, then try to avoid Merloni Group products such as Hotpoint, Indesit, Candy, Ariston. They may be cheap, but they don't last. Brands like LG, Miele, Siemens and AEG don't cost twice as much but they do typically last more than twice as long. Bosch for some reason, definitely aren't as good lately, despite being part of the same group as Siemens. A good quality basic machine will usually serve you far better than a feature-packed Merloni piece of tat.

Jul 08, 2011 | Hotpoint Aquarius WF000 Front Load Washer

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AWOD 6727 washing machine 2 years old this month. bearings gone. told need new drum because unable to get to bearings in this model. not even used every day! will cost more than the machine did new. very...


Try and see if the bearings can be washed and the dirt removed so that it moves freely. However if the drum is wobbling then the bearings have to be changed and if this cost as near to the cost of a new machine , I suggest that you scrap or exchange for scrap value and go for a different make with extended warranty.

May 12, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Water leaking from bearing at back of drum


you better get at this soon,the lip-seal is gone from the outer tub and now water has penetrated the bearings behind this lip-seal,the longer you wait the harder it will be to remove these bearings and if its a plastic outer tub you can destroy this tub when removing the old bearings,the inner tub needs to be removed,the rear access needs to be open the motor pulley removed,the c-clip that secures the outer bearing needs removing then the inner tub can come out the front to access these bearings for replacement

Mar 24, 2011 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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The bearing has gone, how hard is it to fix??


If you mean the Drum bearings its quite a big job parts around £75 for full kit depending on the model.If more than 5 years old perhaps think new machine........

Jan 02, 2011 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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Bearings gone


All Indesit washing machines are aimed at the budget end of the market; as such the outer drum assembly is polypropylene instead of steel. This type of construction is common to almost all cheaper brands which are really designed to simply be thrown away when major parts fail.

Bearing replacement is often impossible as the outer drum inevitably cracks when the old bearing is driven out or when the new one is installed. Indesit do not normally even offer the bearing as a spare part, but if you do get the old one out a replacement can usually be supplied by a bearing shop if you take the old one along for comparison. If you then buy a new bearing and then crack the outer drum whilst trying to install it you won't be able to get a refund.

Your only realistic options are as follows:-

1. replace the entire drum assembly;
2. replace the outer drum complete with the bearing;
3. replace the entire machine.

The first option is not usually cost effective, the second option isn't always possible as it's not always available as a spare part (you didn't state which exact model you have).

The third option may be your only practical solution if you cannot put up with the noise or if the faulty bearing is causing other issues. You also need to consider that if your Indesit is used every day, then it will typically last only around three years from new before major parts start to wear out, so you might repair your machine only to find that it soon needs a new pump or has a sensor, switch or circuit board failure. Better quality (but more expensive) brands will typically last in excess of six years.

Avoid any used washing machines unless you get them for free and they just need a cheap fix like a new pump (or even better when they just need that errant sock pulled out of the tube leading to the pump: many perfectly good machines are thrown away with simple fixes like those). A bargain used machine is only a bargain if it lasts at least a year or two, and professionally "refurbished" machines normally only come with a less than reassuring ninety day warranty.

Mar 01, 2010 | Indesit Washing Machines

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How do i change the bearings on my indesit we12s macine


Sorry but you can't.

Your model has a polypropylene outer drum and the bearings cannot be removed without breaking it. The only fix is to either replace the entire drum assembly or just the outer drum which is supplied with bearings ready-fitted. If you do go ahead with the repair it's a good idea to replace the drive belt at the same time unless it's absolutely perfect.

As Indesits are super-low priced machines to start with the repair is rarely economically worthwhile as a machine with worn bearings will usually have many other worn parts as well just waiting to fail. Noisy bearings make a horrible noise but usually continue working for quite a while, so it may be better to grit your teeth and put the likely repair costs into the savings towards a new machine.

Feb 15, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Bearings hve gone and washer is just 3 years old is it worth having them fixed or should i get a new washer costing under £200 its a zanussi zwf1432w


Replacing drum bearings is very costly, average cost around £130 so you would do better to replace it.

Jul 29, 2009 | Washing Machines

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My indesit washing machine rattels loudly at high spin not sure if its the bearings on ther way out or wether it's the springs or shockers can any1 help b4 i buy wrong parts thanx


Your bearing is Shot. This means you need a whole new rear drum with bearing attached. This will cost about $430. You can get just the bearings for about $75 and install yourself but have not heard if this works yet.

Apr 02, 2009 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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