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Hotpoint few12p rear bearings worn


Can you tell me how much a fitter would charge to repair my washer.

sue x

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  • mommasuec Aug 03, 2008

    Thanks kj, thats roughly what I thought. Going to try to do it ourselves.. got the instructions online so hopefully do it tomo.



  • mommasuec Aug 04, 2008

    Thanks love.

    We had an AEG, which was easier to repair cos you went in the back. This thing is just like the Creda... (didnt realise when I bought it that its the same company!!!!! doh!

    and that one was a pain, but we did it in the end..

    I really appreciate your help and I will contact you if it starts to go haywire.. (praying as I write that it doesnt!)

    I think this one lasted about 5 years before the bearings have gone, the AEG went in 18 months, and 4 times in total over 6 years!

    sue x

  • mommasuec Aug 18, 2008

    Hi there, finally finished, wrong bearings were sent!

    Everything went really well, and no other parts were affected.

    Thanks for your help love.. much appreciated and your tips on what to look for (wear) were spot on.

    Cleaned all the drum and everything so it went together like a new machine...!

    Not always the wise thing to do, as reconditioned brooms usually fail in this house!

    Many thanks


  • mommasuec Aug 18, 2008

    Im afraid its a sign of the times, people would much rather moan than encourage. You are doing a great job on here, and saving folk a lot of hassle on the whole.

    My husband used to sell cookers a few years ago. He was called out on Christmas day. They were just cooking the turkey when the cooker went bang (not one of ours) so they looked in the paper and phoned to ask if we could possibly save their day and deliver a cooker. I sent hubby out, grumbling as he went, and told him "They will be so happy, it wont take you long"

    He arrived back an hour later, the couple did nothing but complain all the time he was fitting the cooker... cos they had to hand over their beer money they had allocated!

    That was the first and the last time we answered calls on Christmas morning.

    So you see, maybe your clients arent that bad... Having a machine repaired is always an unexpected expense, and you get the blame!! :o)

    Keep your chin up. At the end of the day its all about knowing your own worth. No one can detract from that.



  • mommasuec Aug 19, 2008

    You have to stand for what you know is right. Things are tight in business and companies have to diversify, but too often that means they loose their heart.

    My daughter works for a firm who have branched into photography and its sending the whole works into a tail spin, the managing director has already had a heart attack. The staff know it will come to an end cos its more hassle than the rest of the trade put together for less profit. Problem is that those closest to the control are usually in so deep they are the last to see it going ape!

    At the end of the day, when you leave and get another position all this will be history. You arent your job, you just do it to the best of your ability.

    All the very best for the future.

    Sue.. and I really appreciate the Cyber hug.... :oD



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these bearings come as a kit so the front, rear and the seal would all be replaced. as a rough guide the company i work for would charge roughly £70. thats if its just the bearings, sometimes you may need the shaft on the back of the drum replaced as well and possibly the heater depending on how badly they are gone.

hope this helps

please dont forget to rate the helpfulness of this reply thanks kj

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    kevin mcdowell Aug 03, 2008


    its not the easiest job in the world, it will test your patience big time. if i can help more dont hesitate to ask

    good luck


  • kevin mcdowell
    kevin mcdowell Aug 18, 2008


    glad it all worked out ok (big thumbs up).

    thanks for your kind words, really means alot. especially when i dont even get a thanks from the company i work for.

    but thats life i suppose, at the end of the day if the customers happy then so am i.

    any future probs please just ask as i can also do dryers, fridges and electric cookers.

    thanks again


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    kevin mcdowell Aug 19, 2008

    cheers sue

    that last comment makes doing this all worthwhile, this country needs more people like you in it, unfortunatly it's not the clients that are causing my problems (though i do get them lol), its bad management, trying to guide the company into territories it was never intended to be and cannot survive in (designed to help low income families have quality goods at low prices) instead they trying to compete with curry's and comet etc. so it's time to move on and find pastures new. (the joys of morals and beliefs, he he )

    anyhow i'm sending a big online hug to you and a big online pat on the back to your better half for fixing the washer lol.

    thanks again




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