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


Sheered Drum Pulley Bolt

Recommended Posts


Helping a neighbour who owns a Haier washing machine. The problem is that the bolt that holds the main spider to the drum has sheered so that the stem of the bolt is still in the drum's part.

Can this be drilled out and a new bolt purchased and replaced please?

Or is there any other way it can be fixed as the machine is in perfect order.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

It can be carefully drilled out, but without a tap tool to re-bore the thread you may not be able to get it all out and may have difficulty screwing in a replacement. You should hopefully be able to buy a drum pulley as a spare part, you always could, but these days nothing surprises me as to what is or isn't available as a separate spare part. You could try searching 4Washerhelp spares site which has the largest stock of washing machine spare parts in the business.

If you could manage to still somehow unscrew it though that would be much better than drilling it out. If there's any part of the bolt still sticking out carefully saw a small slot in it with a hacksaw and try to undo it with a large flat-bladed screwdriver.

Failing that, there are drill bits designed to undo screws where the head has become damaged. I've had mixed success with these bits. You use a drill set to undo instead of tighten and the drill bit is supposed to cut into and then grip the shaft. The ones I got believe it or not were from Poundland and obviously very cheap quality. I bought them because I'd never seen them before and thought they might come in handy one day. If you have to resort to this method try to find some decent quality ones.

This Google search may help drill bit screw remover

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...