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  1. Hi Andy, thanks for that. I suppose I should explain the background. I don't need the machine to work at all as I have a spare, but all the same, it's still better than a Candy. I'm not sure the bearing seal needs a sealant, but I've always felt a shaft seal will bed in better (especially on a used shaft) if it has a touch of lubrication. A friend of mine who used to work in the Italian "Rex" (now part of Electrolux) washing machine factory seemed to agree, but we never got into the finer details of what type of grease. He suggested checking the seal was correctly seated which it seems to be. The machine was 20 years old from a medium-sized household including a man with incontinence, and it's obvious it has had a lot of use. It was a project I took on for the fun of it if I'm remotely honest. "Rinses" light was flashing indicating a motor circuit fault, but a new relay and fuse on the PCB, new (pattern) shock absorbers (which appear to be little different from the originals), and a new front bearing put it firmly back in the useable category, although the door glass has severe scratching. A lot of faff, but the total for spare parts came to €45, which I was happy with. The hose that feeds the tub from the dispenser had cracked and was leaking. I used silicone sealant to repair as a new hose was £58 (though I am tempted to stretch to this). The Miele bearing seal (having checked again) is over £100. Obviously you should ideally also replace the spider, but this is a Miele from the period when the spider was being made from a zinc alloy (Miele tells me it has gone back to using stainless now) and I've previously had a price of £450 for this spare, which is obviously not affordable. So, while a new Miele of this quality would be around the £900 mark, just the three genuine parts above would reach £600, which is, I understand, a gripe of yours. Such a pity the ISE project seems to have come to a halt.
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