Jump to content
John Lewis give 2 year guarantee on white goods appliances


Direct Drive Question (LG F1281TD)

Recommended Posts

I got some good help here many many years ago when the bearings went on my machine and I was looking for a replacement.

I ended up with a Zanussi which eventually went too and I replaced that with a LG F1281TD.
When I saw that it had a direct drive motor with a ten year guarantee I kind of assumed that it was not going to be prone to the bearing wear that I always seem to suffer from.

The machine has been getting louder and louder in its spin cycle so I am now starting to think that I was mistaken as it's just made an awfully loud knocking noise during the spin.

Are these direct drive machines still prone to bearing failure?

Kind regards,


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Matt. I'm afraid it seems that most modern washing machines are prone to bearing failure. Drum bearing failure that is. It sounds like you have unfortunately got a lot of experience with this fault but just make sure it is the drum bearings though, as there are other faults that can cause a knocking noise. The best way is to take off the drive belt and then spin the drum by hand from the front. If drum bearings are going you should get a rumbling sound. Knocking noises can be caused by loose drum weights and various other problems - Washing Machine is Noisy | More causes of a noisy washing machine | What do noisy drum bearings sound like?

Need a repair or spare parts? 

Book a Repair | Buy Spares (Cheapest prices guaranteed)

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Book your Repair

Book washing machine & appliance repairs

Order your Spares

Ransom Spares is a family company with over 1 million white goods appliance spare parts for sale. Next day delivery available, friendly company with over 5000 reviews on Trust Pilot

Price match promise: "If you find the exact same part or accessory elsewhere for cheaper, we’ll not only match it, we’ll beat it!" -

Buy your appliance spare part

  • Create New...