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Hotpoint Ultima WMA 61 has started being very noisy when spinning. Can turn drum manually but has metallic sound. Is it a bearing problem and can I fix it ?

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It will be the main drum bearings that have failed.
It can be repaired, but it is an involved job as it involves a complete strip down, not a job to undertake lightly, if it is more than 5 years old, I would recommend you replace the washer.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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