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Hi all, please would you be able to offer some advice on my Whirlpool washing machine? It has started making a noisy 'clunking' sound during the spin cycle and is gradually getting worse each time it is used. There is also a leak coming from the back of the drum. I'm assuming it's the bearing which needs replacing but I'm no expert having only done a bit of research. The model number & serial number are: WWDC 8420/2 (859204215010). Please see attached photo and video. 

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Yes it’s drum bearings. It’s often not worth repairing these days. Many washing machines can’t have drum bearings replaced and have to have an entire new outer drum fitted. 

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Thanks so much for your feedback. Unfortunately for me it's not quite as easy to replace the washing machine as I shipped it in a container to Zambia where I'm currently volunteering. I'm hoping to get a replacement bearing part for it & ship it here to fix it myself but I've looked on a few UK spare parts websites and they don't supply it. Can I assume for this specific model that it's not possible to get the part or should I keep looking? Is there any way of checking if my model can be fixed with this issue? Thanks again.

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I think most can’t be repaired now. If you go to a spares site and there are no bearings listed for your model you can assume it needs a complete drum.
 

It’s possible to source similar bearings from a bearing company but you can’t replace bearings without replacing several seals. Even if you had the parts it’s a very big job and when rust is coming out of the back it often means there is damage to the drum shaft and or the front bearing has collapsed. 

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