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Hello guys, 

Having a bit of trouble with my washing machine. It still works perfectly but doesn't half make a racket at times. I've worked it out to be when I think it's draining the water out, it sounds like gravel is rattling around inside. I know from having many aquarium pumps that they make sounds like this when the bearings are busted. 

I have googled and googled but can only find information about the drum bearings, do the pumps on washing machines even have bearings?

I just want a second opinion before I start spending money on parts as I don't really have any knowledge of washing machines but am pretty handy at fixing things. 

I have made a video you can see here: https://youtu.be/7GnTPL16NqA

Note that the drum does stop and the rattling carries on for a second or two. 

Really appreciate any help. 


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Check the pump filter behind the plastic kickstrip at the bottom. The noise sounds like it might be coming from the water pump. Possibly something inside it.

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