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How to change drum bearings on hotpoint first edition washing machine model wma22

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    drum has dropped on left side of wasting machine causing flex pipe to come undone.


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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. )

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