Bearing is an important part of the washing machine. Thanks to this detail, the drum rotates silently. As a rule, first breaking the bearing is difficult to notice. However, later (most often during annealing) you can hear too loud sounds. It should be reacted as quickly as possible and install a new bearing.
Signs of malfunction
In the washing machine Indesit, the bearing replacement is a difficult task. However, it is possible to change this item alone if you prepare. Of course, first it is worth determining that the fault is precisely in worn or damaged bearings. Understand it is easy if you take care.
Pay attention to bearings, If the washing device is noise, buzzes and rinsing. Moreover, the unit makes excessively loud sounds when pressing. Understand that the breakdown is associated with the bearing, it is possible on the behavior of the drum. It is enough to twist it from myself to feel the presence of a backlash. You can also see the drum skew.
Malfunctions with bearings are immediately visible if water leaks and the problems with the sealing cuff on the hatch door are missing. Also a wrapping should have various outsiders, coming from the drum of the washing device.
Causes of breakdown
Standard assembly The machine includes a pair of bearings connecting the drum with a pulp. One of the bearings, which has a larger size, is near the drum. It accounts for quite a large load. A smaller bearing is located on the other end of the shaft, and its load is less. Thanks to the bearing drum of the washing unit, moving uniformly during the washing mode.
If the machine is used according to all the rules, then it will be necessary to change the bearings only after five – six years of its work. As a result, the replacement is needed due to the natural wear of the part. Breakdown can happen at any time and the reasons for this quite a lot.
Often the hostess constantly overload drum things, without guessing that it can output some details. To avoid this, you should not load more kilograms of linen than the most specified weight in the instructions. Sure, An ideal bookmark is considered 2/3 of the total volume of the drum. Otherwise, the details of the washing machine will have a strong load, and through a small segment of time they will fail.
When the housing is not installed incorrectly, that is, without taking into account the level, then when annealing, the device vibrates strongly and makes loud sounds. As a result, all moving nodes of the washing machine are under negative impact. To avoid it It is necessary to correctly install the type in Indesit.
Salna has its own service life that does not exceed five years. This item over time becomes a leakage. As a result, water penetrates inside and flushes lubrication. This leads to the fact that the internal nodes located on the shaft are covered with rust and fail. It should be clarified that With a faulty bearing, the gland also changes to the new.
When it becomes clear that the cause of the malfunction is in the bearing, then the question of replacing it. It is worth being ready that the repair can take not just a clock, but even days. Therefore, it is advisable to think in advance where this process will be conducted in order not to create unnecessary interference.
Of course, this problem can be referred to a qualified specialist. However, if there is time and desire, then You can repair the washing machine with your own hands. Make it easy if you break the task into several stages and spend thorough preparation for each of them.
IMPORTANT TO REPAIR Carefully read the instructions, because even a small error during the repair can lead to even more serious faults. Do not tighten with the replacement of a faulty part, since the broken bearing can cause the failure of the shaft, drum, tank and many other spare parts.
Start the replacement process of the bearing should be obtained from acquiring its new analog and preparation of all necessary tools. It is very important to choose the right detail to replace. It is advisable to choose the bearing and glands from the original manufacturer. If the items are high-quality, they will definitely suit the specific model of the machine.
It is worth noting that one bearing or one gland can not be acquired. It is important that Remkomplekt is complete, as it must be changed all and immediately. If you replace only one of the four parts, then the repair may need to be needed again.
In replacing bearings and seals, the most difficult stage is their extraction, After all, for this it will be necessary to disassemble the entire washing unit, which is quite difficult. To do this, you will need certain tools and, of course, a huge supply of patience. So, you need to prepare:
- screwdrivers with crosses and flat tips, and it is desirable that the rods are different lengths;
- a set of horn, as well as end keys;
- a small hammer;
- six-faced key;
- tree bar;
- hacksaw, preferably for metal;
- high-quality glue;
- WD-40 lubricant for fasteners that are bought.
Also before the replacement it is worth to prepare enough space for work, as you have to disassemble all the washing device. It is convenient to do it in the center of the room to spread all the details. During the repair, it is important not to confuse anything and, of course, not to lose. All fasteners, wires and contacts must lie in a certain order so that it was easier to collect them.
The washing machine also needs to be prepared. You should disconnect the machine from the network, pulling out the plug from the rosette. It is also worth overlapping the water supply using the valve. Next, it is necessary to disconnect the inlet hose from the device and lower it into the sink or into another liquid container.
Disassembly and disassembly
When all preparatory work is performed, you can move directly to the disassembly of the washing device. You can start this procedure With removal of dispensers for washingal and drain filters. The latter is located under hatch download. It should be waited until all the liquid is solved.
Next, you need to remove the lid, which is from above, why it is necessary to promote a couple of screws. Then the cover shifts back and removes to the side. Wherein It is important not to damage the rubber bands serving seals. After that, unscrew the screws on which the control panel is held. It can be put on top on the body or leave hanging on the wires.
Rear need to promote a bolt holding a solenoid valve. It is worth it to get together with the tank for detergents. You also need to break the clamp on a flexible hose and remove it from the spot. After that, you can twist the rear mount and disconnect the filter.
On the back, you should unscrew all the screws and remove the panel. This will provide the availability of a tank with a drum, pulley, motor and drive belt. Pulley on the shaft of the drum and the drive of the motor should be released from the belts. Next, you need to fix the pulley using the bar, and then unscrew the main element that holds the pulley.
After that, with the maximum accuracy, it is necessary to rip the pulley of the drum, tightly adjacent to the axis. Undesirable to use to do with prickly tools to damage anything. When the removal of the pulley is successful, you can dismantle the bar. The next step is to disconnect fasteners.
Fasteners will need to be removed from the rolling knot drum. It happens that during the use of the device, the screws are covered with rust, so they are worth lubricating WD-40.
It is important to remember that to the screws that are poorly unscrewed, it is impossible to use force, otherwise it is easy to damage the thread.
To disassemble the drum, It is worth starting with the removal of clamps that hold the tank cover. Then you need to remove the seals and the lid itself from the tank. After that, you can pull the drum with a movable knot. It is on the last and bearing. Under the node there is a gasket that is best replaced by a new.
The rubber seal cuff must be treated with lubricant, and then remove with a slot screwdriver. After the chisel, you need to knock down all bearings.
In some models of washing machines, the indesit tank cannot be disassembled, so you have to get a drum with a hacksaw. At the same time, it is necessary to carry out the cut from top to bottom, and then start again from the top and make a cut on the other side. It is important to install hacksaw smoothly to prevent possible flow.
Before proceeding with the cutting of the tank, it is worth noting the places for the holes for the screws. Drill with drill. After removing the drum, you can remove the bearings in the method described above.
In models with vertical loading, bearings repair is performed in a simple way. In these washing units, the configuration allows not to disassemble the entire washing system. They only need to open the side panel from the side where the pulley of the drum is.
Next disassembly pulley. After that, access to the hub becomes open. It is made in the form of a removable detail. The hub is fixed on the body of the tank bolts. When they are removed, everything can be removed and just replace bearings with glands.
Installation of new bearings
Before installing a new bearing, you should spend the seat of the landing place from pollution and scale. For an ideal shrinkage shrinkage, wood and hammer pads are used. Thanks to the easy tapping, the spare part will be in its place.
Special moment – planting the cuff without any deformations and weak adjacent. To the village’s cuff as neat as much as much as possible, it can also be put on a wooden bar and shoot a little. In the end, it will evenly be in the right place.
To bear the bearings better slide, you can lubricate the cuff with a thin layer for washing dishes. However, one should not abuse superfluous lubricants. After that, you need to install a new, pre-treated with a lubricant. It is worth considering that it must be investigated from the inside.
There are situations where the bearing in the drum is completely destroyed. In this case, it is not changed as a separate item, but as a solid hub. There are already new bearings and glands in it. This option is more practical, since the breakdown bearing can damage other details.
Engine assembly and check
After the new parts are set to the node, the cover should be put on the axis of the drum and start the assembly in the reverse order. Before returning the drum to the place, you need to check the TEN. It should not interfere with the movement of engine parts. If everything moves normally, it is necessary to spend the stripping of the edges of the tank. This is done in order to better fit the laying and greater tightness.
Next, the drum shaft must be installed, and then all this design should be placed in the tank. After that, the tank is fixed by rim and is delayed with screw. Now the engine is fully ready for installation. It is also important to connect all the wires in the correct sequence, set the counterweight and organize ground.
When the tank is installed in place, you should scroll through the drum. In the event that the bearings are replaced correctly, there will be no backlash and noise. Now you need to return the top panel of the washing machine. Pulley with a motor connects the drive belt. It is important that he exactly got into all the grooves.
Then you need to install the rear panel, filter and water hose. Before installing the bay nozzle, a hole in the tank must be treated with silicone sealant.
On average, the repair of the washing machine will require about three to four hours. When the unit is fully assembled, it is necessary to launch any wash mode to check how it works. Separately, it is worth turning on the press mode. This will make it possible to understand whether there are extraneous noises or they disappeared. If the machine works quietly, like new, then this means that the bearing replacement is performed successfully.
It is worth noting that most of the Indesit models are made so that the replacement of the hubs and bearings is almost impossible. According to the manufacturer, the technique should be replaced if the declared resource has developed. However, practice has shown that if desired, you can repair any model of washing machine.
How to replace the bearing in the washing machine Indesit, see the following video.