Bosch Exxcel 8 washing machine bearings compatibility.

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The drum bearings on my old Bosch washing machine are shot. I've looked up the model number, WAQ24461GB/12, on a few spares websites but no one has the appropriate part. As a bearing set with seal and screws costs north of £50 and takes an age to fit (according to YouTube), I don't want to get the wrong set.

Does anyone know if they are the same as other models? If so, which ones?
 
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Call Bosch to check 0344 892 8979 you can probably get the part from them also. There will be different versions and probablt not anything like another manufacturer will use. Siemens are part of Bosch and may but check will be best for you to avoid getting incorrect item
 
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Bosch say that it needs a whole new drum assy., 00714311, at over £200! There is no replacement bearing kit... :evil:
 
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Can you see ID numbers on the individual bearings, if so you should be able to google those numbers for alternatives. The other way is to ask a bearing supplier for bearings with the same dimensions. Having said that the old ones may not be removable if Bosch do not supply new ones.
 
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Many modern drums have the bearing as an integral part of the drum, so are just not replaceable. If the bearings are gone, it is either new drum time, or probably cheaper/ more sensible to just buy a new machine.
 
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Many modern drums have the bearing as an integral part of the drum, so are just not replaceable. If the bearings are gone, it is either new drum time, or probably cheaper/ more sensible to just buy a new machine.

My first port of call for any bearings or seals, is not the manufacturer of anything, but a bearing specialist, to see if I can find a match. Much cheaper than a manufacturers item and most are standard items.
 
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Have you looked at espares?
Try a google search for "WAQ24461GB/12 bearing" and select shopping and see wha the hits get you.

I'm seeing bearing kits at £10-20
 
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It's a plastic welded outer tub, you can't open it up.
That's what I thought. I guess we'll just buy whatever cheap machine is on special offer... I don't fancy spending a couple of hours disassembling a eight year old, gunge filled machine on the off chance that I can find a way of bodging in some new bearings! Thank you all for your time.
 
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I have just taken a look and there is a genuine bearing kit cost to us is £155.93 and is a special order meaning it may not even be around any more.
There are no links to any non genuine or other compatible kits, i think you may be in a bit of a mess i'm afraid.
 
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