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Bosch model WFF1401 : Noise like a Boeing 747 @ top speed @ the end of the spin cycle otherwise all noises sound normal and no effect on washing performance. Main drum bearing failure??? Easy to mend ? Very competent DIY Noel Fay

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  • mingi31 Aug 29, 2008

    hi

    i have a bosch waa 24160gb/1. and this is like a jet taking off, i think its the drum bearing, what re they like to do, is there 1 or 2 in there,

    cheers

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This usually indicates that there is an issue with the motor or rear bearing. This can be isolated by first removing the power from the machine the removing the inner rear panel from the machine. You should be able to see the belt and motor. You can spin the belt off easily then reapply power and place the machine in a spin. Keep clear of the motor as is spins around 18000 rpm. Let the motor stop and remove power from the machine. You can spin the inner tub by spinning the large pulley by hand, if there is a excessive noise or grinding feel then the bearing will need replacing. The belt can be spun back on and the machine run with the rear cover off but again be very mindful as this cover is there for a reason.

In most of the cases the moise is from the motor itself. There are rebuild kits available but they are mostly a waste of money. The motor if worn should be replaced. They should carry a multi-year warranty, check your manual.

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