As subject line ... Can anyone give general advice on how to replace
the drum bearing of a washing machine?
The machine is an antique Hotpoint electronic. As far as I can see,
the bearing is mounted in a removable back plate to the static drum.
The rotating drum has a spindle through the bearing to a large pulley
driven by a belt from the motor. Is the correct method to:
1. remove the back plate from the static drum bringing the rotating
drum with it;
2. remove the pulley allowing the rotating drum and spindle to be
taken out of the bearing
3. extract bearing
4. re-assemble by reversing the above
Presumably the back plate has a gasket to the main body of the static
drum? It would seem likely that this would need replacing at the same
All advice gratefully received - TIA
Jim Backus OS/2 user since 1994
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