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shedi123

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:55 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:51 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:01 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_lol.gif
Thanks forthe advise cakeman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:29 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_cool.gif

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

slowly but surely is where my successes are icon_wink.gif

if you a sparky then i not in your league - mornings work for you i'd guess icon_razz.gif
one thing i found very helpful icon_idea.gif
cling film new seal & bearings individually & tightly
freeze for 24 hours icon_eek.gif
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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:00 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:14 pm Reply with quote

found this on tinternet which has a picture

http://www.espares.co.uk/part/washing-machines/zanussi/wjs1397w/p/1085/332/0/1005379/103724/drum-spider.html

by the time you finish tomorrow you'll be an expert
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:25 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:50 pm Reply with quote

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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