Washing machine bearings

Does your washing machine make a lot of noise? Then it could be that the bearings of your washing machine are worn or damaged. Is this the case? Then you should repair or replace the bearings as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your washing machine! On this page you can read all about how to replace a washing machine bearing.

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What are washing machine bearings

Bearings, also known as ball bearings, are metal parts that make the drum of your washing machine turn smoothly. 

Bearings are found on almost all rotating parts of machines.

When to replace washing machine bearings

You’ll notice that bearings need to be replaced or repaired when the drum no longer turns smoothly. You can easily test this by spinning the drum by hand and by listening to whether the washing machine makes unnecessary noise during the spin.

If the bearings of your washing machine are worn out, it is wise to replace them immediately. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that the drum and other parts of your washing machine will be damaged.

Tip: Does your washing machine make a lot of noise, but the drum turns smoothly? Then it could be that your washing machine is not leveled properly.

Buy new washing machine bearings

Bearings are sold separately in hardware stores, but you can also quickly order them online. If you are unsure about the size and type of bearings you need, it is best to keep an old bearing handy. Do you find rust when you check the bearings? Then it is wise to replace both bearings and the bearing Simmigering (for bearing seal). Below you will find the best bearings for washing machines currently on the market.

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How to replace washing machine bearings

Repairing a washing machine can be quite costly. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to replace washing machine bearings yourself. By doing it yourself, you’ll learn more about washing machines and save money. Replacing washing machine ball bearings is done using the following steps.

  1. Make sure your washing machine is not plugged into an outlet.
  2. Unscrew the plate on the back of the washing machine and remove the washing machine string.
  3. Remove the pulley from the drum shaft, do this by loosening the bolt and then gently pulling the pulley off.
  4. Then remove the locking wedge from the drum shaft, after which the locking plate can be removed to bring the bearings into view.
  5. Then remove the bore from the wax and carefully tap the shaft with a wooden hammer until the drum comes forward a little. If this works, the bearing has slid off the shaft. You can then remove the bearing.
  6. Clean the part of the washing machine with a cloth if necessary and place the new bearing.