Zanussi electrolux making noise when spinning

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  1. shedi123

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    I have a Zanussi electrolux washing machine thats about 3 years old. Its started making a grainy noise when spinning ( noisier the bigger the load). Is this the bearings going? It doesn't make this noise when its washing. Is this repairable? Any advise would be great. Thanks
     
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    from your description it would seem your diagnosis is spot on
    change the bearings now with a new seal, then you be back on track

    but 1st just check the belt isn't rubbing or something amiss there
     
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    That was a spot of luck. I'll check the belt!! If thats ok are the bearings cheap and simple job to do my self. I'm a spark anyway so i got some kinda skill :LOL:
    Thanks forthe advise cakeman
     
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    buy a bearings & seal kit - under £25 easily

    liberal amount of sealant on drum seal when fiting
    check the spider isn't skuffed - if you earlier as you described you'll be ok there :cool:

    take photos of everything before you touch or remove - can take time but 10% of the time if you get it wrong ;)

    slowly but surely is where my successes are ;)

    if you a sparky then i not in your league - mornings work for you i'd guess :p
    one thing i found very helpful :idea:
    cling film new seal & bearings individually & tightly
    freeze for 24 hours :eek:
    then when you fit them on heat the spider , drive them on with the old bearings as the shield and they'll tap on easy

    good luck
     
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    I may be a spark but that all sounds very confusing. Whats the spider? I'll take it apart tomorrow i think and sus it out.
     
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    The spider is not available by itself fot some Zanussi models & you have to buy the complete inner drum assy. which makes it an uneconomical repair. Ensure you can get the spider before you waste your time stripping the machine.
     
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    Before condeming a machine with a rumble as being drum bearings (most likely though) take the belt off and try rotating the drum seperately and the motor as well (bearings can go in either)
     

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