How to replace the bearing on an Indesit washing machine
Not happy with spin quality? The machine strongly hums and vibrates? Then it’s time to think about how to replace the bearing on the washing machine ” Indesit “. You can not delay with this repair, so it is better to start the work at the first signs. How to replace and avoid damaging the appliance? This will be discussed in the publication.
It should be said that the main causes of wear and tear of the moving parts are improper operation and natural wear and tear. So that you can avoid an unpleasant breakdown in the future, let’s list these reasons:
- Overloading the drum with laundry. If your washing machine is designed for a load of 5 kilos. it does not mean that you need to stuff it up to the wall. Correctly load 2/3 of the total drum volume. Otherwise, the parts have an increased load, which leads to a rapid breakdown.
- Improper installation of the body. When the washing machine is not installed on the level, it shakes strongly during spinning, the vibration is intensified. All this negatively affects the moving parts of the machine. Make sure that the washer stands steadily on the surface.
- Wear of the oil seal. Manufacturers state that the life of the gland is on average 5 to 6 years. When the o-ring loses its tightness and leaks, water washes out the grease, causing the internal components on the shaft to wear out.
Before you change a part, find a new replacement. So, for models “Indesit” IWSB 5085, IWSC 5085 can go bearings with different serial number. To figure out which one fits your SM, look at the table.
How much does the repair kit cost, you can check on the Internet or on the website of the manufacturer. It is best to pick up original spare parts. They are an exact match for your model. The complete set includes 1-2 bearings and a gland. Replace all elements at once, otherwise there is no point in carrying out repairs.
The wear and tear of the driving units on the shaft is hard to confuse with anything else. Its satellites are a creak and rattle when rotating the drum. On the back of the tank there may be signs of wear and tear. Let’s disassemble.
Replacing the bearing in the drum of the washing machine Indesit with their own hands
Before you change a part, prepare for disassembly. What tools you need:
- Phillips head screwdriver and slotted screwdriver.
- Open-end wrenches.
- Sockets and wrenches.
- Wooden bar.
WD-40 fluid also comes in handy. It will help to cope with stuck fasteners.
Replacing the bearing on an Indesit washing machine involves completely disassembling the appliance. You need the space to do this. If there is no possibility to bring the machine into the garage, then move the body into the center of the room.
- Pull the plug out of the socket by unplugging the machine.
- Close the water valve.
- Disconnect the fill hose from the housing. Immediately lower it into the sink or a container to drain the water.
Position the washing machine in the center of the room. Take out the powder dispenser, because moisture residue accumulates inside it. Also pull out the drain filter.
It is located under the door. Wait for the liquid to drain out and proceed to disassemble the Indesit IWSC 5105, WISL 102.
Remove the top cover by removing the two screws from the back. Slide it back, put it aside.
- Remove the screws fixing the control panel. Leave it hanging on the wires or lay it on top of the enclosure.
- At the back, unscrew the solenoid valve bolt. Take it out along with the detergent hopper. At the same time unclamp the spigot and remove it from the seat of the tank.
- Disconnect the interference filter by twisting the rear fasteners.
Go to the back cover of the model Indesit WISL 103, WISL 83 or other.
- Disconnect the heating element plugs. It is not necessary to remove the part. But you can do this to descale the heater. Twist off the center nut, push the bolt in, and remove the heater.
Turn the appliance sideways. You can put an old blanket or towel on the floor in advance to avoid scratching the body. There are shock absorber bolts attached to the bottom. Unscrew them.
- Disconnect the terminals from the pump.
- Unclench the drain hose clamp and remove it from the tank. Water has accumulated inside, so point the spigot into a container or on a towel.
There is nothing else attached to the tank from below. Put the machine “on its feet” and switch to the front wall.
Disassembly of the front panel begins with the removal of the clamp of the manhole cover.
- Remove the UBL screws.
- You can get your hand behind the housing right away and pull out the UBL wiring.
- Remove the fixing screws around the perimeter of the wall. Lift it up and remove it.
Soon we will come to how to remove and replace the bearing in the Indesit WISL85X, WS84TX washing machine. In the meantime, take the tank out of the housing. Lift it up, taking it off the springs.
Peculiarities of disassembly of the tank. This element is indestructible in an Indesit washing machine. Place it on the rib, prepare a metal hacksaw. There are a few features of the sawing that will help you tightly reassemble the halves later:
- Sawing from top to bottom first half. Then go back up and saw the other half again.
- The hacksaw is set absolutely straight. If you place it at an incline, it will leak.
Before you start sawing, mark the places for the future holes. That’s where the self-tapping screws to hold the two pieces together will go. Drill holes of suitable diameter with a drill. Read more about how to saw the drum in a separate article.
Once the top part is removed, proceed to remove the pulley.
This is necessary to get the drum out. Block its rotation with a wooden bar. Put a wrench on the center bolt and unscrew it.
To dislodge the drum, tap the hub with a rubber mallet.
How many bearings are there in a washing machine and where are they
Have you noticed how quiet and almost vibration-free the new washing machine is? That’s because the new mechanism and worn bearings make it possible. In standard models of automatic washing machines there are 2 bearings. the upper and lower one.
They are located in the rear of the drum and ensure that the shaft rotates evenly, smoothly and quietly in its seating
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And it is by the characteristic knock during operation it is possible to understand that the bearing is out of order.
Tip! Never allow the tapping of the drum, because behind a simple breakdown may be a much more serious failure, which can lead to costly repairs.
How to diagnose that the bearings of the washing machine are worn out
Usually the diagnosis of failure is limited to external signs, it may be:
- a distinctive knocking sound;
- vibration during spinning;
- the drum moves from side to side while loading the laundry;
- the drum stops spinning.
If breakage is not corrected in time, it can lead to a serious deformation of the rod shaft, the washing machine motor may burn out, the drive belt may also break because of excessive vibration, important parts and assemblies may be damaged during improper spinning, which in almost one hundred cases out of one hundred leads to the loss of the washing machine without the possibility of restoring its operation.
What can provoke the failure of the bearings:
- overloading of the machine tank with laundry;
- Washing heavy clothes without a protective grid (for example, washing shoes and sports equipment should be carried out in a special grid), which can lead to increased vibration and stress on the motor during spinning;
- damage to the oil seal and getting water in it (in this case, there may be a leak);
- damage to the gasket due to washing of sharp objects, clasps, spokes, belts, and so on.
If the bearing in your washing machine is worn out, this will certainly be indicated by a characteristic noise during operation of the technique. You can also determine this by staggering the drum. if it has a backlash relative to the tank, it also indicates the need to replace these parts. It is better not to delay with the repair, because it can lead to wear of the shaft and the need to replace the drum cross, and if the seating on the tank is damaged, the repair will no longer make sense.
A minimal set of tools will be needed to perform the necessary repair work:
- A flathead screwdriver and a Phillips head screwdriver;
- a set of socket heads;
- Pliers or pliers;
- chisel or gouge;
- sanitary silicone.
This set of tools will be sufficient for washing machine repair.
Disassembly of the machine
Consider the sequence of disassembly of the Zanussi front-loading washing machine. Before beginning any repair work with electrical equipment, you must make sure that it is disconnected from the mains. It is also necessary to shut off the water and disconnect the hose that supplies water to the washing machine, and with it the drain hose.
Now, after disconnecting all communications, you can begin the process of disassembly. If you are not experienced enough in repair of household appliances, but still wish to make repairs with your own hands, during the disassembly use the photo and video fixation of all connections to facilitate the process of reassembly.
The first thing to do is to remove the top cover. To do this, unscrew the 2 screws on the back of the washing machine.
This is best done with an 8 mm head and a reverse wrench (ratchet). After successfully removing the screws to lift the back of the cover up and slide it slightly toward the front panel, then remove the part to the side.
The next step is to unscrew 2 or 4 screws on the top, 2 screws on the sides at the bottom and 2 screws on the back bottom. After unscrewing all the fasteners, the rear cover is removed backwards. Once you remove the back cover of the unit, almost all the necessary controls will be exposed, namely:
Now proceed to removing the attachments. To remove the motor we need to remove the drive belt, then disconnect the plug with power wires from it.
Unscrew the mounting bolts and slightly push the motor to the front of the washing machine.
Next remove shock absorbers. To do this, you need to take out the special retainers, with which these parts are attached directly to the tank. It is not difficult to remove them. you just need to clamp the latch on one side and pull the latch in the opposite direction. To facilitate the work, you can use pliers or pliers. There is no need to unscrew the shock absorbers from the tank.
The next step is to disconnect drain and fill connectors. They are attached to the tank with sturdy metal clamps. After loosening these elements, carefully remove the rubber pipes.
It’s time to remove the collar on the front panel. To do this you need to unfasten the clamp. A flat screwdriver is good for this purpose.
Now you can start dismantling the tank itself. there are bearings that we want to replace. After removing all attachments and disconnecting the shock absorber, it was left hanging on 2 springs.
Consider the sequence of disassembly of a washing machine with an upright load. In such devices, some repairs are much more convenient to perform due to the easy access to some nodes.
Before starting repair work with the machine of the described type, it is necessary to disconnect all communications from it. The main thing is to disconnect the machine from the power supply.
Next, remove the side panel, which is fastened with screws in the back, and also attached with a single screw in the front bottom. After that we will have good access to all the nodes and parts of the structure of the machine.
The motor can be immediately removed for further disassembly. This procedure is the same as in the front-loading models. After removing the belt remove the terminal, unscrew the fastening bolts and slide the motor forward.
Now you need to open the top cover and remove the powder dispenser. It is fastened on the latches. Next, we need to remove the cover. Pulling off the rubber seal. Under the mentioned item you can find several self-tapping screws that need to be unscrewed to remove the plastic panel. After loosening all the screws around the perimeter, the upper part can be removed by pulling up. After that, we will have access to the hatch locking mechanism and the sealing collar.
Having removed the top of the machine, we get access to the control panel, which must be dismantled for further disassembly. Disconnect the terminals, and remove the panel.
Next, you need to unscrew the shock absorbers and remove all counterweights from the tank to get it out of the body. It will remain suspended on 4 springs.
When it becomes clear that the cause of the malfunction is precisely in the bearing, it becomes a question of replacing it. It is worth being prepared that the repair can take not just hours, but even days. Therefore, it is desirable to think in advance where this process will be carried out so as not to create unnecessary interference.
Of course, with this problem, you can contact a qualified specialist. However, if there is time and desire, it is possible to repair the washing machine with your own hands. It is not difficult to do, if you divide the task into several stages and make thorough preparations for each of them.
It is important to carefully read the instruction before the repair because even the smallest mistake during the repair can cause even more serious defects. Do not delay with the replacement of the faulty part, as broken bearing can cause failure of the shaft, drum, tank and many other parts.
Begin the process of replacing the bearing should begin with the purchase of its new counterpart and the preparation of all the necessary tools. It is very important to choose the right part for replacement. It is desirable to choose a bearing and glands from the original manufacturer. If the parts are of good quality, they will definitely fit the specific model of the machine.
It’s worth noting that you can’t buy just one bearing or one gland. It is important that the repair kit is complete, since it must be replaced all at once. If only one of the four parts is replaced, repairs may soon be needed again.
In replacing the bearings and oil seals, the most difficult stage is to remove them, because to do this you will need to disassemble the entire washing machine, which is quite difficult. You will need certain tools and, of course, a huge stock of patience. So, you need to prepare:
- screwdrivers with Phillips and flat tips, and it is desirable that the rods are of different lengths;
- a set of open-end wrenches as well as socket wrenches;
- a small hammer;
- A chisel;
- six-edged wrench;
- a block of wood;
- A hacksaw, preferably for metal;
- Quality glue;
- WD-40 grease for fasteners that are stuck.
Also, before replacing it, it is worth preparing enough space for work, because it will be necessary to disassemble the entire washing machine. It is most convenient to do it in the center of the room, so that all the removed parts are spread around. During repair, it is important not to mix up anything and, of course, not to lose. All fasteners, wires and pins should lie in a certain order to make it easier to assemble them later.
The washing unit also needs to be prepared. It is necessary to disconnect the machine from the mains by pulling the plug from the socket. It is also necessary to shut off the water supply by means of a valve. Next, you need to disconnect the intake hose from the device and drop it into a sink or other container for liquid.
Disassembly and dismantling
When all the preparatory work is done, then you can proceed directly to the disassembly of the washing machine. This procedure can begin with the removal of dispensers for washing agents and drain filter. The latter is located under the loading hatch. Wait until all of the liquid has drained out.
Next, you need to remove the cover, which is located on top, for which you need to loosen a couple of screws on the back. Then the cover is pushed back and removed to the side. It is important not to damage the rubbers that serve as seals. After this you should unscrew the screws that hold the control panel. It can be placed on top of the body or leave it hanging from the wires.
At the back it is necessary to unscrew the bolt that holds the solenoid valve. It is worth to take it out together with the container under the detergents. It is also necessary to unfasten the clamp on the flexible hose and remove it from its place. After that you can twist the rear fasteners and disconnect the filter.
On the back of should unscrew all the screws and remove the panel. This ensures that the tank with the drum, pulley, motor and drive belt are accessible. The pulley on the drum shaft and the motor drive should be free of belts. Next, you must secure the pulley, using a bar, and then unscrew the main element that holds the pulley.
How to replace the bearing in a washing machine “Atlant”? Sequence of operation
This type of repair involves complete disassembly of the washing machine. That’s why it’s important to observe the safety. Unplug the machine first. Screw in the water inlet valve.
It is important to drain off any residual liquid in the tank. If this is not done, it can hit the electronics when the housing is tilted. Then you’ll have to splurge on additional repairs.
Next proceed to the disassembly of the housing SM “Atlant”.
- Remove the detergent dispenser from the housing. Press in the center latch.
- Remove the two self-tapping screws on the back of the top cover.
- Slide it back and remove it from the cabinet.
- Remove the screws on the crossbar. There are four of them in total.
- Remove the self-tapping screws on the perimeter of the front panel. Leave it lying on top.
- Using a torx head, twist the top counterweight fasteners. Remove it from the tank.
- To remove the detergent hopper, unscrew the fastening screws. Remove the spigot that attaches to the bottom.
- Now squeeze the collar of the branch pipe with the pliers. Unfasten it from its attachment to the tank.
How to remove the rear panel
Remove the screws of the panel with a screwdriver and set it aside.
- Unfasten the drain pipe clamp. Remove it from the tank.
- Unfasten all the wires that attach to the part of the tank.
- Remove the pulley. Unscrew the central bolt. If it does not respond, spray it with WD-40. Place the wrench and tap lightly with the hammer. Block the pulley position with a piece of wood to prevent it from turning.
To dismantle the front wall, you must remove the collar clamp.
Now you can pull the drum out of the housing of the washing machine. Lift it to remove it from its spring hooks, remove it and place it on a flat surface.
How to change bearings correctly
First you need to get to them. Unscrew the bolts of the concrete weight, free the tank from it. Turn the last one on its side. Unscrew the self-tapping screws that hold the two halves together.
To dislodge the drum, place a block of wood on its shaft and tap with a hammer. When the half is free from the drum, you can proceed to replace the bearing.
- Use a screwdriver to pry open the oil seal and remove it.
- Place a chisel on the outside of the cage.
- Tap on it with a hammer. Move in a circular motion so that the ring falls completely out of its seat.
Once this happens, clean all holes and elements. Be sure to wipe the socket with a dry cloth. You can remove the stuck scale with a fine emery cloth. Do the same with the drum cross and both sides of the tank.
Drive it gradually into the bore, moving it around the outer ring. Put a packing gland on top. Reassemble in reverse order. For details, please refer to
How to Change the Bearings in a Washing Machine
Job done. We hope your repair goes as well. And to extend bearing life, try not to overload the drum with laundry.
Step-by-step instructions for replacement
Recommendations will help novice repairmen remove and replace a damaged bearing from the washing machine so as not to aggravate the problem and avoid other serious damage.
Selecting a new one
Begin with the purchase of bearings, the choice of which depends directly on the model and brand of automatic machine. This is because these parts are not standardized. Therefore, you need to pick them up according to the dimensions specified in the instruction manual.
If the manual is lost, you can search for suitable spare parts on the Internet or ask the manager of a specialized store to find the appropriate replacement.
In all other cases, before buying new bearings, it will be necessary to disassemble the machine and take out the damaged parts to look at their markings.
Only after that you can go to the store, where you can buy suitable spare parts, paying attention:
- the integrity of the packaging;
- the presence of the data sheet with the main characteristics of the part;
- The absence of any defects;
- the reputation of the manufacturer;
Emptying the washing machine tank
We begin the dismantling of damaged bearings by disconnecting the washing machine from all communications. Then pull out the laundry from the drum or make sure that there is no laundry, drain the water, and place the machine in such a way as to provide free access from all sides.
Disassembling the machine
At this stage of disassembly and replacement of damaged bearings, proceed as follows
Remove the top cover. We unscrew the screws located at the back and gently slide this panel forward, remove it and put it aside.
At this stage of disassembly work it is recommended to shoot on a smartphone camera each of your actions, so as not to make mistakes during reassembly.
How to remove
Further steps depend on the design of the tank, which should be divided into two parts. Most often in this case you need to unscrew the fastening bolts, but there are other types of fasteners.
After the tank has been hollowed out, you need to remove the pulley that holds the drum. Simply unscrew and remove this part from the machine, and then tighten the bolt back to light blows of the hammer to get the shaft out of the mount.
Now it is necessary to knock out the bearing from the drum, which can be pulled out with a special puller or a hammer with a metal rod. This should be done very carefully to avoid the slightest misalignment of the damaged part.
Therefore, in the absence of puller blows with a hammer (preferably copper) through a copper rod or a broken chisel must be applied evenly around the circumference of the casing of the damaged part. At the end of this step, remove the gland, which must also be replaced.
How to Grease a Bearing in a Washing Machine
Specialists manage to lubricate even sealed bearings. It is true that lithol or other automotive greases are not suitable for this operation. because in this case you need a special moisture-resistant lubricant of thick consistency, good heat-resistant properties and absence of aggressive effect on rubber parts.
In fact, there are quite a few of these lubricants, and they should be applied as follows:
- Degrease and clean the bearing with a clean, dry cloth;
- The inner ring or casing is tightly closed with a plastic bag;
- cut the tube to the diameter of the inner rim;
- press the tube firmly and squeeze out the grease until it comes out from the other side of the bearing;
- Make a few turns and remove the excess.
How to Install
At the beginning of this step it is necessary to thoroughly clean the mount from dirt and rust, and then fill it to the brim with a special grease. Next, proceed as follows:
If there are deep cracks in the tank or a cross on the tank will have to first replace or repair these damaged parts.
Assembling the machine
The last step in replacing the bearings on the automatic machine will be the assembly of the structure, which is carried out in reverse order. It is here that beginners and professional repairmen can benefit from a record of disassembly of the washing machine.
Assembly is carried out very carefully, and vulnerable places, especially in the connection area of the two halves of the tank, should be treated with silicone sealant.
Allow the sealant to dry completely before performing the test wash.
How to replace the bearing in the washing machine “Indesit” by yourself
In these popular washing machines, 2 pcs of p/n, which perform the connecting function of the pulley and the loader drum, should also be replaced. Scheduled repair in case of natural wear and tear may be required after 5-6 years of regular, but rather careful operation in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
With excessive loading, improper installation of equipment, imbalance can occur, leading to increased load, damage to the glands, moisture ingress on the working surfaces of the components and, as a consequence, corrosion and failure.
As well as in other modifications with front loading, dismantle and replacement of details are accompanied by preliminary almost full disassembly of technics to get to the drum.
A brief sequence of activities when repairing at home by yourself:
- preparation of tools, consumables and new bearings;
- draining all remaining water, disconnecting from the utilities;
- Disassembly of the machine, it is worth using the video instructions, requesting on YouTube on the model of the unit;
- Removing the drum, you may need a hacksaw for metal to cut along the seam, or unscrew the fixing screws, dividing into two halves;
- pull out the bushing, gland;
- dismantle the p/sh puller or use a chisel and copper hammer, tapping on the contour of the outer cage;
- clean the seats, all parts, check for integrity and defects.
In conclusion, new elements are installed and assembled in reverse order.
How to Change Bearings in a Washing Machine “Samsung
Household appliances, manufactured by the famous Korean concern have good functionality and reliability, but like all units require periodic preventive maintenance and replacement of consumable elements.
If there is no possibility to call a technician, try to replace the parts yourself, preparing the necessary tools and buying new ball bearings. The repair kit should be selected according to the service code on the sticker on the rear. At the same time the oil seals should be replaced, as well as other elements that are worn or affect the performance.
Disassembly of the machine is carried out in a given sequence, which can be found in the video instructions by typing in the search engine model, because the more modern types have different design features.
In any case the plastic tank must be reached. Then remove the pulley with a socket or adjustable wrench, tap the shaft with a hammer on the end face, disconnect the fasteners and pull out the drum. If there is wear on the shaft, you may also need to replace the spider.
After removing the oil seal that can be pinched with a screwdriver, the large n/s is knocked into the tank with a chisel, and the small one out. Avoid slipping of tools, and beat consistently along the contour of the outer rim.
The bush is cleaned of limescale, oxidation and possible rust, the seating places are lubricated with a special compound, new n/s and seals are fitted and reassembled. To facilitate the process, it is advisable to write down the sequence of all operations and take pictures of the connection of the terminals, you can also number the pipes with a marker.
How to remove the bearing from the washing machine?
Firstly, it is necessary to take out the tank from the washing machine. Preliminarily disconnect the equipment from the mains, turn off the inlet valve. Disconnect the supply lines.
Disassembly of the machine is carried out in several stages:
Before removing the bearing from the drum, the tank must be disassembled. It consists of two parts. Depending on the model of the washing machine, the halves may be bolted together or riveted together. The task becomes more difficult in the latter case.
- Immediately you need to remove the pulley attached to the back wall.
- To do this, put a wrench on the central bolt and unscrew. If it does not come off easily, spray the bolt with WD-40. Tap it with a hammer over a block.
- Next, unscrew the self-tapping screws around the perimeter of the tank. If it is glued down, you will need a metal hacksaw. Sawing is done evenly in a circular pattern. Take care not to damage the drum.
Now you need to remove the half of the tank from the shaft. It is knocked out together with the drum. Place a block of wood on the shaft and tap it with a hammer until the drum falls out.
You are left with half of the tank with the parts that need to be replaced. How to remove the bearing from the CM hub:
- Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the stuffing box off to the side.
- Fit a chisel to the bearing inner ring. Tap evenly and lightly on the chisel with the hammer. It is important to go over the outer ring. Otherwise the inner ring will pop out and the question arises as to how to remove the outer ring.
Inspect the shaft and cross carefully. They are also cleaned of scale and rust. If damaged, it is necessary to remove the whole spider from the drum and replace it.
If the bearing does not pop out, spray the seating with WD-40. Allow them to stand for 20-30 minutes. Parts get stuck in place over time.
How to dislodge an inner bearing rim. Some models have two moving parts. One is planted deep inside the hole, the other is planted outside. Press out the ring in the same way, moving it in a circular motion. It is wise to replace all parts at once, including seals. When reassembling, apply lubricant to the outer ring of the elements. This makes them easier to press into place.
Reassemble the tank halves in reverse order. If the pieces have been sawn. Then pre-drill holes in them for self-tapping screws, additionally seal around the edges.
This is difficult for an inexperienced repairer to do. Therefore it is better to use the services of a master. But if you have disassembled the machine before, then you can cope with this task.
Causes of breakdowns
Failure of the bearings in the drum of the washing machine is a breakdown, which is not something extraordinary. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to avoid it. The bearings are exposed to loads in every washing machine’s working mode, and one way or another they will break down at some point. As already mentioned, any washing machine breaks down over time, even the most famous and reliable brands.
The user can only extend the life of his washing machine. It is clear that the machine will last longer if it is used less. Lone and inactive users can reduce its work to two or three washes a week. this is achieved by accurate sorting of laundry. But in practice, especially in large families with children, such a gentle schedule can never be achieved.
In the latter case, the repair of the washing machine. only a matter of time. A number of the most vulnerable units will need to be replaced at some point. The bearings are one of them.
Signs of failure
Identify a fault in the bearing unit of the washing machine is sometimes not immediately possible. Often the user notices the problem when it becomes already egregious.
It is really not difficult to pinpoint a possible bearing problem. You only need to listen to the washing machine. It is not uncommon for a machine in a bathroom, for example, to be loaded and started up, but to run there all alone. The mistress at this time can be busy with other household chores or immersed in watching your favorite TV series. That’s actually why the automatic washing machine was invented. However, this home helper is still a machine, and therefore, monitoring its condition is necessary.
The machine hums
The first alarm sign of bearing wear may be an unusual sound that occurs when the washing machine is running. It can be especially strong when switching to spin mode, when the engine speed becomes the highest. The machine may suddenly and unexpectedly make a noise. it is important to pay attention to this at once.
The noise will not go away on its own, the machine will creak more and more, and if you change modes, the contacting metal parts will rattle. The noise, announcing that the bearing is broken, it will increasingly. It is important not to ignore this noise, because the bearing has already begun to deteriorate.
If you wait until the bearing has collapsed completely, the drum can jam, and the machine will receive very serious damage to several important components at once. True, even sooner the rubber sealing gland will collapse, and water will begin to flow into the bearing and then onto the floor. Leaking is very dangerous, a short circuit may occur in the motor.