Jump to content
Appliance Offers

[Video] Indesit Iwb 5123 Banging Drum On Spin With Play Front To Back

Recommended Posts


I have a two or three year old Indesit IWB 5123 which suddenly developed this fault. During one of the washings once it entered the spinning cycle the drum started to make a loud banging noise and it stayed like that since then. There is a lot of sideways movement to the point that the drum can hit something behind it.

In this thread one user suggested that a bolt somewhere near the rear weight block may have loosened.

Is this what you think it is?

Here are couple of videos:

* starting the spinning cycle

* front to back movement


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Book washing machine & appliance repairs

Ransom Spares

Note: The links above are needed to help keep this site running, please consider using them.

With a noise like that you detect what's causing it by disconnecting the machine from the power and taking off the back panel and lid. Then you bounce and shake the tub around and locate where the noise is coming from as well as prodding and poking around for something that is loose. The first thing to check is the drum weights, which are usually bolted to the outer drum at the bottom, at the front and on the top. Some will just have one (usually made of concrete) and some may have two. They commonly come loose. It may be possible to tighten them back up but over-tightening will break the main outer drum (tub) as they are only bolted onto a plastic drum.

Need an engineer, or to buy appliance spare parts? Please use my affiliate links to support this forum.

Book appliance engineer | Buy your appliance Spares 

Warning:  Read this before attempting any diy repairsNo representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of advice. I can't be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or any action taken in reliance on, any information on this website, which is given free of charge and in good faith.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...