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Hi, I have a Zanussi ZWF1210W which the drainage pump has gone. I know that I can oder a new pump for about 40 pounds. However I cannot get the old pump out! It looks like a special triangulated key should be used to release the plastic housing that appears to fix the pump onto the base of the machine. Also there does not seem to be away to take the back off the machine so we had to lay it on its side which we then found was against advise. Is it possible for me to do this repair which looks quite staight forward for other makes of machine or do I HAVE to get an engineer to do this?? Help, many thanks. Judith.

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if water leaks in the tub your water valve need to replace. and thelower bearing. i can let you know how much the parts are.and valve is not hard to replace but bearing is

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There are 2 tabs that stick out on the release, they fit in slots, so from the top look down and you can see them, using a flatblade screwdriver that will fit in there, push the side in to release it, which isn't easy, but it can be done. When you get the old one out, then the new one, push down on it until it locks into place.

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Hi Hettyboddy,

I found this how to (below) on drum bearing replacement for your specific Zanussi washer and edited it to just reflect the drum removal part.

Power off, remove covers. Disconnect drive belt, remove drive pulley. Remove heater, thermostat and pressure switch. Check if drum splits at front, rear or the middle. If at front or middle, drum will prob. need removal from machine. This involves dismantling the suspension and damping system and removal of door seal and concrete weights. Undo the drum fixing system - either a clamping ring or a series of peripheral bolts and split the drum.If the drum splits at the rear, removal from machine probably not required. Remove the clamping system and pull off the rear plate. Seal and bearings will come away with the plate. Refitting is, as they say, a reversal of the above process. You do need to have significant mechanical skills. If you're the type of guy/gal who works on their car, it would be no problem, if you're a novice, I'd pass.

I wouldn't think that the offending object would make it to the pump, but would probably want it out myself as that is a very nice washer (highly rated). and the idea of having something rattling around in it would be annoying to say the least.

I hope this helps and Good luck.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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Jan, if your pump needs to be replaced, I haven't seen a step by step instruction on it so far, so I hope this will do. First Unplug the machine and remove the remaining water from inside of it.(even after the spin cycle, water remains inside the bottom of the tub, the pump and the drain hose) The easiest way to do this is using a wet /dry vac, attaching it to the end of the drain hose that goes into the wall and sucking the remaining water out. Next pull the unit forward and tilt the top of it back about 45 degrees. (when you have it tipped back far enough, the top will rest against the wall behind the machine instead of tipping forward) Remove the belt from the pulleys underneath the machine. Remove the 3 bolts holding the pump to the base of the machine. Use a pair or pliers or channel locks to remove the clamps on the hoses attached to the pump. Install the replacment pump you've purchased from a local appliance parts sttore or bought from the manufactures web site on line by reversing the process. Run a quick fill/ spinto make sure you have no leaks.

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