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Hotpoint WMA32 drum problem

The bearings on the drum are damaged and I think the drum spider is damaged as well. Is this a relative straight forward job to repair myself if I buy Drum rear half with bearing kit already fitted or is it beyond ecomonical repair. Machine 5 years old.

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DEAR FRIEND,
ngfam1 here for you!
I am happy to be of assistance!

This machine in three years ago in the UK cost 280 pounds
You probably can buy it today for half the money from then!

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Your looking at around 3 hours to fix and it aint easy whole machine has to come to bits then split the drum then £12 for drum bareing kit and as long as nothing is to badly worn it costs you £12 just doing one as we speak ,no im not a repair man im a joiner just like to fix washing machines/tumble dryers hate to see the old folk getting ripped of

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