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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace drum bearing
To complete this repair correctly and to prevent problem re occuring within months you must change the inner drum spider at the same time as the bearing kit, otherwise you are wasting your time, to complete the repair if you have not done one before will take you aprox 1 to 3 hours depending on space available and practicle ability, here goes, remove lid and outer case from machine to do this remove bolts on lower back and two side bolts (under small white covers) remove bolts along top edges both sides on top of macnine, remove cabinet, remove motor, remove hoses, remove heater and thermostat wires, noting location for refitting, remove suspension leg pins and lift outer drum assembly complete fron lower frame, split two halves of outer drum by removing bolts around centre seem, split drum in two, remove drum pully, refit pully bolt and drift inner drum out having put nut back on drum spider thread to avoid flaring shaft, using hammer knock shaft through bearings, then using a chisel or similer object knock out bearings and seal, reverse process refitting new bearins and spider, make sure to replace centre outer drum seal, as these are prone tro leaking I suggest you also seal with a layer of clear silicon, and problems contact me again, not really a job for a novice. Good Luck you will need it. Regards Advisor
Posted on Aug 30, 2007
To clean filter, remove the lower plastic panel at front of washer.
Unscrew the pump filter cover anti-clockwise to remove and clean.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Remove top cover and rear panel.
Remove belt and drum drive pulley.Remove clamp that secures door seal
Remove top control console panel.
Remove door lock.
Remove screws top and bottom holding front panel, remove front panel.
Remove spring clips holding plastic drum front, lift to one side plastic drum front cover.
Tap drum shaft to remove drum from container, remove bearings.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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SOURCE: how to change drum bearings
Right - all washing machines are pretty similar except between manufacturers such as Dyson, who use such things as three seperate drums.
The average washing machine is simply a motor attached by a belt to a drum, with a programming unit that connects to a door sensor and heating element, and a seal that goes around the drum.
Since we are dealing with Hotpoint, the first thing to do is take off all panels from the front, the top, and the back.
From the front: You will be able to see your drum, and should be able to undo the seal. Basically at this point, unscrew everything attached to whatever I describe - remembering where they go. Now the front seal is sometimes attached to the case that surrounds the drum - usually with a heating element attached to it on some models.
From the back: You will see the belt attached to a flywheel that turns the drum. Rotate the drum to check that the rumbling / banging noise is still occurring. Check that the drive belt isn't damaged or worn as this can cause problems. Unscrew the huge bolt that holds the flywheel on to the drum (rotate anti-clockwise). This will usually take a lot of force and is better to use a large spanner, lock it in place, and turn the actual drum with your hands if you can't undo it. Now when this comes off, you will be able to pull the drum free. Move it around until it comes away. The bearings may drop off the drum's shaft so retrieve them. Check to see if they fall apart as this indicates the bearing's seal has gone totally. This is the part to replace. Buy a replacement the exact same size for your model of washing machine and reassemble - ensuring that all screws go back in the right place.
Hope this helps. Remember that it is just a case of unscrewing things in the right order. You learn best by just doing - so if you are mechanically minded - this sort of thing will be a doddle. If you get stuck and can't remember how to reassemble it - call out a repair man and watch how he fixes it as this will of course allow you to try it if it goes bad again ( a common problem I've been told with Hotpoint and Zanussi models since they are manufactured using cheaper parts than others. )
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
You really don't want to know how but here it is. The bearing is located in the rear shell and is not removable the rear shell has to be replaced which means removing the tub assembly from the machine and completely disassembling. With 30 years of appliance repair the last one I did took about 3 hours.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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