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I have a hotpoint first edition 1000 washing machine.Model

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I have a hotpoint first edition 1000 washing machine.Model number wm52p. when the
machine comes to the rinse cycle the drum jams the belt comes off?
When the belt comes off, are you unable to turn the drum by hand?

Check the drum is it loose?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the drum can only be moved with difficulty

OK, is the drum loose when you try lifting it gently?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


OK, the drum support at the back of the inner drum is likely broken.
You may also find the bearings have gone too.

Are you going to be repairing this yourself?

It's a big job to do the bearings and change the drum support.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the answer to the above question is yes.

OK, thanks for that.

You'll need to completely strip the machine down.
Top, facia and front off.
Front of the tub off.
Pulley at the rear off.
Then you need to get the inner drum out of the outer tub.

Once that's out you need to take the bearing seal off on the inside of the tub.
Take the rear bearing out at the rear of the tub.
Take the inner bearing out inside the tub.

Press the new bearings in.
Fit the new bearing seal.
Fit the new drum support to the inner drum and then fit the drum into the tub.
Fit a new tub seal and fit the front part of the tub to the tub.
Fit the pulley back on and refit the belt.

Reassemble the machine.

Try it again.

Once it's all done, the drum should turn as it should.

If the collar the bearings fit into is loose in the outer tub, you need a new tub.
This will make the cost of repair more than a budget machine.

Hope this helps
Let me know how it goes
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