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Zanussi ZJ1217 loud rumble on spin

I believe a drum bearing has gone on my ZJ1217. I am looking for a diagram to help with disassembly and to see if special tools are required to replace it.

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Hiya m8 u need to take the lid off undue the first 2bolts on each side undue the bolts at the back and finally pull the plugs out off each side base and there will be a bolt undnerneath the plug now the complete back will come away letting u into the washer inners now u will have to undue the door seal from the front panel.Now there is a spring on each side at the top where u took the bolts from when u took the top off u will need a flat screw-driver to pop these out undue the electrical plugs from the motor,pump and anything else because u need to lift the drum completely out now undue all the bolts that go around the drum releasing both sides of the drum.Pull them apart now u need to undue the big bolt that holds the spider wheel on the back side of the drum place both hands on either side of this wheel and pull side to side until it pops off now u can pull the inner metal drum out u might need to hammer it a little with a rubber mallet once uve pulled it out u can get to the bearings one is behind a rubber seal these will need to be chiseled out this will be a hard job but sometimes u get lucky and they come out easy now to re-place them u will need some debor glue witch u can get from ebay and some metal red glue cant remember what its called at this time but u will get were u get the debor glue from put the metal glue around the outside of the bearings and make sure u do not get it on the inner bearing this will mess the bearings up now once the bearing kit is in u will need to put the debor glue all around the black rubber seal on both sides off this seal and place the inner drum back in tighten the spider back up and put both sides off the outer drum together again now tighten the bolts up again which go all the way around to fix outer drum together but 1st bolt should be then followed by the opposite bolt dont do the bolts up right next to each other because this will worp the drum slightly and it will leak now just put it all back together dont use for at least 3hours let all the glue that u have used go off this will stop it leaking at all this should take u at most 3hours to do an engineer will do it in half-hour this is the longest advice ive given ever so hope it goes well and happy fixing m8 let me know how u go on print this of it will be easier to follow next to u m8 peter

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