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


Drum rotation not in line

Recommended Posts


My 15 year old Miele washing machine just started making noise in the fast spin cycle and both drum and door seal get very hot.

Checked dampers, springs, both good, no bearing noise or movement.

I noticed that with door seal off the inner drum was not rotation in line as if it were slightly buckled (not 100% round). 

Would a door seal take up what is in effect a a small varying gap between the inner and outer drum?

It seems to be running 1-2cm out of aligment.

As said only just started so no idea if this was from new or use. Any pointers gratefully received.







Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Hello there. If the door seal is getting very hot I would say that the drum must be catching on it? It is normal for drums to be not 100% round and it is normal for there to be a small varying gap though 1 to 2 cm out does sound on the large side. If the drum lip is catching on the door seal it will generate noise and heat and of course damage the seal. It should go sticky and tacky where it contacts.

If the drum bearings have worn allowing the drum to move up and down all the drum spider has cracked or corroded causing the drum to lift and have play in it at one particular point on the drum then it's quite serious. Is the drum catching on the door seal?

Need a repair or spare parts? 

Book a Repair | Buy appliance 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 comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now

Appliance Repairs

Book washing machine & appliance repairs

Click here to - Book Repair Now

Buy Your Spare Parts

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!" -

Click here to - Buy spare parts now

  • Popular Contributors

    Nobody has received reputation this week.

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Create New...