Washing machine broken "spider" can it be fixed

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My washing machine was banging so I assumed it was the bearing, I spent 2 hours getting into the guts of it so now it's just an empty metal box and bits, I think I remember where everything goes, it wasnt the bearings, the "spider " at the back cracked, the picture looks like it's really rusty but it's not, the metal is clean, it's just washing powder sludge, I was going to get a new part but they are £80, ( I've looked that's the best price) I've tried to weld it but can't even get a spark, it seems to be some sort of cast metal, I've read on line that these can be fixed very successfully with jb weld, has anyone had any experience of this, any advice would be helpful, I've also thought about making a few metal plates and screwing them in. Either Side of the gap
 

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Can you contact local scrap yards to see if they have the same make/model as you in?
 
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Buy new machine as above. I'm all for fixing but that's not worth trying
 
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That looks very old, too old to possible find parts for it in a scrap yard.
 
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If you replace it, there is a big chance it's screwed on with an opposite handed thread to the fixing nut.
 
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Realistically, it's time for a new machine.
That looks very old, too old to possible find parts for it in a scrap yard.
Do we actually know how old this machine is?

A few years back, my penultimate washing machine developed a broken 'spider' (or whatever it's called) within its 1-year warranty period.

Kind Regards, John
 
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It's only 2 1/2 years old, however it's made by montpellier and it's a pain to get bits for, the photo looks as If it's all rusted but it isn't, it's just residue from washing powder.
 
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Pop rivets and epoxy.

For 80£, id just fit a new part. Time is also money.
 
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Trying to home repair something that will spin at up to possibly 1600 rpm is a bit foolish if I am allowed to be blunt.
If you managed to repair it and it failed again the results could be catastrophic.
Either pay the £80 for a proper replacement or think about getting a new machine.
Is that component inside the drum or outside at the back? Either way it should not be in that condition. If it's inside then that 'crust' will be transferring onto your clothes. If it's outside then washing powder scum should not be coming in to contact with it unless your machine is leaking somewhere.
 
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Chuck it, if that's really only 2 1/2 years old I wouldn't have that machine in my house.
Have you seen what happens when a drum lets go on a full load with modern plastic tubs?
 
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I wouldn’t chance fixing a spider, I did change one a few years ago. The wife was shocked when she saw the machine stopped to the case with no front or top and the bits spread out on the kitchen floor.
 
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I'm afraid this isn't helpful, but I found it entertaining ;)

As others have said, I don't think I would attempt a fix on the spider, sorry :(
 

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