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irene humphreys Posted on May 07, 2007
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Dropped drum i have a servis m3006 making terrible noise like something trapped between inner & outer drums. inner drum seems to have dropped, is it worth fixing its only two years old. many thanks

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Probable that the bearings have collapsed. remove back panel.undo wiring to heater and stats and make a note of where it goes. remove back plate of the tub assemby held by a clamp right round. drum andback plate then come out complete. take off pulley and put back bolt in shaft. tap bolt and you should be able to knock drum from backplate. you can then check bearings. you will need to replace bearings, lip seal and backplate seal.parts are not too expensive. check also condition of journal lip seal runs on. this must be in good condition.

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