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Hi, I had a squeaky Zanussi TC482W. Had it apart (easy to do) by taking the back off. Cleaned out fluff from around the drum and greased the rear bearing. Reduced the amount of squeak but still there. Took it apart again and almost by accident discovered that the bearing that the shaft at the rear of the drum sits in is actually in two parts. The actual bearing is shaped like the olive you get in plumbing compression joints and should be free to swivvle in the housing to allow some flexibility in drum rotation. A squirt of WD40 and some gentle wiggling with a piece of dowel soon had it free and its now flexible enough to take up the slight movement of the drum about its axis . Problem solved.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
I have the TC481W which must be very similar - was squeaking a bit for a while then belt broke and after replacing belt it squeaked big time when going in one direction but not the other. This pointed to the bearing being 'stuck' at the wrong angle, so applied the solution above and now squeak free.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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