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  • luisa_sgro May 30, 2010

    hi now just a couple of questions.do you hear the grinding when it first starts the spin ? this is when the pump starts to drain the water. or do you hear the grinding when the bowl starts to rotate? please reply 4 further help.

  • anchorplumbi May 31, 2010

    Thanks for your interest and reply.
    My expertise is in the Plumbing and Gasfitting area but I have repaired various items over thge years.
    Anyway now to answer your question. The grinding noise is while its spinning.
    Im sure its the tub bearing, but just wanted to be sure.
    Have you any idea of where I can download a free parts manuel for those machienes.
    Regards
    Anchorplumbi

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Sounds like a worn pump or the tub bearings are worn.see if the sound is there before the bowl actually starts to spin,if so then it's the pump.(the pump runs for a while before the bowl actually starts to spin) a good way to tell wether its pump or tub bearings.

Posted on May 30, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks thats very helpful. It sounds like I should be able to handle it without too much trouble, but as you know that with these things sometimes there is always something that crops up and bites ya in the ***. Thanks again I'le let you know how it went when I finnish it. Regards anchorplumbi "

  • chrizzoclark May 31, 2010

    Hi again.I don't know about downloading a parts manual but the replacment of the 2 bearings + 1 tub seal shouldn't be much of a problem for someone with your knowledge.Just a matter of removing the bowl..Then removing the motor from bottom..there is a single shaft running thru the centre with a big nut at the bottom.the shaft slides out the top then knock the bearings out.I think you'll get the jist once you get started.Goodluck,let me know how you go if you can.

  • chrizzoclark Jun 01, 2010

    If you do happen to get stuck along the way just come back to this post & i'll help you thru it.Cheers mate!

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