Question about AEG Lavamat 74640 Front Load Washer
My model is slightly different (74520) but I found no way to submit a new model? My problem: The drum doesn't rotate freely, as it touches the bottom of the casing. When examining the front opening I see that the drum seems to have dropped about an inch. The edge of the drum is visible at the top of th opening, and absiout an inch below at the bottom. I only manage to lift the drum slightly, but that's all it takes to get rid of the noise. It still have to go up about one inch to be right, though. I suspect the problem came when a load of bedsheets turned into one big lump before the spin-cycle started, and it has somehow slammed itself out of position. Any instructions on how I can realign the drum would be appreciated, as things are starting to pile up. :)
I had a similar drum drop problem with my 13 year old AEG. We happened to be next to the machine when it dropped and turned it off straight away. The inner rubbers appear twisted - looks just like the picture above. I took the back off the machine and found the suspension springs had worn through the plastic mountings on the drum. The spring on one side had worn straight through the mount and the spring on the other side is nearly worn through its mounting too. I guess it is irreparable/too expensive to repair? Shame as all else was working well with it.
Posted on Jun 05, 2020
I've had the same problem. The drum is held in place by a spring attached to a hole which forms part of the drum. If the hole where the the spring was has broken off, you'll have to get a new drum!!!!! A bad design for a machine which was very expensive. Mine even shows a message if it's been overloaded! Complained to AEG, naturally, they didn't want to know.
Posted on Jan 25, 2016
Try these sites for spares:
RepairClinic.com (which is good)
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
I took the top cover off and discovered my drum had a crack in it toward the back where the drum is welded together. This caused the drum to weaken.
every time it it past the wheels it rides on it makes a noise that sounds like something has collected on a pully.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
I'm not familiar with this particular machine, but I would suggest you try lifting the inner drum to check if there is any movement between the inner and outer drums, also turn the drum and listen for any grinding or scraping sounds from the rear of the drum, chances are that the drum bearings have gone, and the prices some repairers charge these days for such a repair, that's if they will even take on the job, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new machine. Sorry to sound negative, but in my days of repairing washing machines I would put new bearings in, but only if they were in the early stages of wear, after that point the shaft starts to wear and then you need a complete inner drum. Tom.
Posted on Mar 09, 2007
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