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The stainless steel drum has broken away inside my creda excel 1200

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This means that the drum support has collapsed due to corrosion.
It entails a complete strip down of washer, and replacing the drum shaft,and possibly new drum bearings and shaft seal also.
It is quite an involved repair, and not to be undertaken lightly.
If the washer is more than 5 years old, it would be more eonomical to replace it with a new washer.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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The machine had to be just about totally stripped to get at the drum.
Before starting beware of sharp edges on just about any part of the machine
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