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How do I replace front & rear bearings on my Indesit W123 washing machine

I can see the bolts holding the spider in place and can remover the belt wheel but can't tell if the rear of the outer drum is removable - can anyone tell me if I have to go in through the front or if I can prize the back of the outer drum off and access the front bearing this way??

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  • remi1111remi May 05, 2008

    i have taken the whole drum out of the shell as i call it. How do i change the bearings? I am excellent at diy and there isnt much i cannot eventually figure out but this is baffling me. I have the drum on my floor with the spider on it, i have taken the screws off that are attached to the spider but it doesnt budge. aslo in the centre of the spider is a 3 spoked wheel with a t40 star whole, does this need to be removed first? it is very stiff and has already snapped 2... yes 2 star sockets.... please advise

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    ok does anyone know if it is left handed or right handed thread and the t40 bolt?

  • GazinNZ May 13, 2008

    Hi, yeah my bearings collapsed on this machine as well. Been sounding like a jet engine for a while now.

    I snapped my one and only T40 can't work out if it's a left or right hand thread. Would appreciate it if anyone who manages to get the spider off the drum can tell me which thread it is. Going to try some heat next :)

  • scaffmac Jul 22, 2008

    carn,t get the central bolt out im the same as everyone else snapped two allready..

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