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My partner's Hotpoint WT960 makes very loud grinding sound when spinning. I suspect the drum bearings are gazacked. Do I need to change the drum support and bearings & seal or just the bearings? Is it a difficult job? Can I get better quality bearings from somehwere like Wyko or similar? Fuinny thing is - I have an identical macjine and so does my daughter and they are great. May be problems ahead for all three. Your help would be much appreciated. Joe.

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Hi Joe.
A lot depends on construction of drum.
Remove the top cover and look at the plastic outer container, if it is a one piece consonstruction, then unfortunately you cannot fit new bearings, as it it comes supplied as a complete unit.
However, if you can see the 2 drum halves held together with screws, then you can fit new bearings.
You will not know if the spider or drum shaft needs to be replaced until the it is stipped down, a fifty- fifty chance
It is an involved repair as it entails removing the whole container from the cabinet, and do not fit any other bearings than the genuine ones.
It comes as a bearing and seal kit from Hotpoint.

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Easy fix. Pick up new rollers, and replace old. Sounds like you already have it apart

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