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Drum bearings i need to remove the drum bearings the machine is making a lot noise have looked at the drum bearings and they look shoot what tool do i need

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As per soultion 2 this is a hard drawn out job involving a lot work and there is no guarantee the bearings will not shatter when trying to knock them out. better get someone in!

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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Bearing kit about 20 pounds you have to take outer drum from machine and knock out old bearings . large nut holds drive wheel on then unscrew it from inner drum spindle.

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Would be very hard just call someone

Posted on May 13, 2007

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