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    Washing Machine making strange noises, Any Ideas?

    My 2 1/2 year old Hotpoint BWD 129 built-in washing machine started sounding like a bag of spanners when on spin. Yes like a bag of spanners being shaken about.
    Any ideas as to problem and likely costs of a repair?

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    starsparkle2311;3837927

    maybe a coin or similar small object has worked it's way inside the drum? … maybe a coin or similar small object has worked it's way inside the drum? Try and get it out, 'cos they can do serious damage



    or a bag of spanners?

    Probably as starsparkle suggested. Hopefully it is not the bushes.

    haven't washed a bra with a wire thats come out have you?? mine took a wire out of one of mine and gobbled it right up...greedy machine! made a right racket.

    bra wire mine is the same

    When the machine is stopped and with the door open,grab the drum and rock it backwards and forwards to see if it makes a noise if it does it could be the bearings.
    :santa:

    Original Poster

    It is a really loud noise, seems to be louder than a coin or anything like that would make.

    big willy style;3838045

    bra wire mine is the same



    that was the same as mine it took 6 montha before it showed up, it got stuck in the filter:)

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    mikebike;3838050

    When the machine is stopped and with the door open,grab the drum and rock … When the machine is stopped and with the door open,grab the drum and rock it backwards and forwards to see if it makes a noise if it does it could be the bearings.:santa:



    No the drum seems to be fine

    lufc246;3838066

    No the drum seems to be fine


    :? not sure time to look in the local paper and find your local repair man i think

    Original Poster

    Last week garage door repair this week washing machine, does it ever end?

    lufc246;3838112

    Last week garage door repair this week washing machine, does it ever end?


    I hope you don't get "it comes in three's you know"

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    mikebike;3838175

    I hope you don't get "it comes in three's you know"



    The luck we are having it probably will
    :x

    hey - check out this forum if you have trouble getting an answer here - it's full of washing machine repair engineers & they helped me out loads when ours broke.

    Even to the point of me posting pics up of the inside of my washing machine and asking when the the part was in the picture!

    ]http//ww…ms/

    mine proved to be terminal in the end but they also helped me choose a decent replacement

    good luck,
    worto.

    I had this and it was bra strap, seemed to put it self right in the end

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    worto03;3838571

    hey - check out this forum if you have trouble getting an answer here - … hey - check out this forum if you have trouble getting an answer here - it's full of washing machine repair engineers & they helped me out loads when ours broke.Even to the point of me posting pics up of the inside of my washing machine and asking when the the part was in the picture!]http://www.diynot.com/forums/mine proved to be terminal in the end but they also helped me choose a decent replacement :)good luck,worto.



    Thanks I will have a look

    if the filter is at the front ,open and have a look

    It sounds like the bearings have gone to me, I have had them go three times on my machines.

    As someone else said, if it's noisy it's usually the bearings. costs about £80 to get repaired.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all your help.
    I had someone out today it is the bearings and it will cost £80-£90 to repair
    Thanks

    How to tell that you are tired?

    you read the ops title as... "Wishing Machine making strange noises, Any Ideas?"

    I had a brief moment of oh wow, until realising 2 things

    one, no such things as wishing machines :x

    and

    two, it said washing :oops:

    Original Poster

    Fixed now, it was the bearings £94
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