Hotpoint WM31P Washer Wont Spin, belt's snapped but also..


14 Jun 2011
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United Kingdom
Ok so I've got a hotpoint WM31P washing machine and a couple of days ago it decided it didn't want to spin, i heard a fast whirring noise so I assumed it was just the belt. Took the top off and the belt was broken, great, just buy a new belt, easy fix.

Well this morning my belt arrived and i've tried to put it on with great difficulty, but i've only just realised that if i try to spin the drum by hand, it isn't easy! It wont continue to spin once i've let go, so would i be right in assuming the bearings have gone? (which then caused the belt to snap)
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Is the drum stiff to move. Was it noisy you may have a sock jammed in the drum.

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