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fix if cheap enough 16 22.86%
replace as they cheap things anyway 54 77.14%
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:34 PM   #1
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fix or replace?

our washing machine drum bearings have gone, now i have watched a youtube video of how to change them, and know i could do it, but the amount of space and time it would take would be ridiculous, especially coming up to xmas, so would you guys fix or replace?

btw its a 5 KG load Beko machine, and served us well for 7 1/2 years now

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Old 04-12-2017, 01:38 PM   #2
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Replace I have been over the years a fixer upper man on all appliances , but with replacement costs know I just cant be bothered unless simple low time work like bearing on tumble dryer etc or door seal on washing machine or belt
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:39 PM   #3
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Have replaced bearing before with father in law on his, fairly simple procedure - we managed to get the bearing off without a major strip down - main issue is knowing what size and how easy / quick is it to get a replacement and cost obviously...

At 7.5 years old, personally, could be tempted to replace...
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heres the part

https://www.espares.co.uk/product/es...facturerId=927
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:47 PM   #5
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Fix if you have the simple knowledge and tools to pull a bearing off a shaft.

Bearing pullers and some heat will make it a simple task.
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Fix if you have the simple knowledge and tools to pull a bearing off a shaft.

Bearing pullers and some heat will make it a simple task.
don't think they're attached to the shaft, i believe you have to knock them out of the drum, but will try and check
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:07 PM   #7
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Hmmm, I just presume being a bearing something sits in the inner race!


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From what I have seen, theres 2 sets of bearings in the back of the drum, then the shaft goes through them, well that's after watching a YouTube video
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:46 PM   #9
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For me its at an age where other things will go wrong so i would replace as especially as new beaks are only about £150
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:17 PM   #10
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It's a 'white good', i.e disposable & cheap - bin it and get a new one

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