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zanussi timeline 1600 manual After a wash clothes are streeaked

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zanussi timeline 1600 manual
After a wash clothes are streeaked in a heavy grey 'gunge' - I have cleaned the filter
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  SparePartsPro replied 5 years ago.
Hi There

Check in side the folds of the door seal and in the drawer of the dispenser.

The most likely candidate is a faulty drum bearing seal. Water has passed in to the bearing hub and emulsified the bearing grease.

Turn the drum by hand to see if you can feel any bearing chatter or rumbling.

regards Tony

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I cant here any 'grating' or rumbling - it just looks like dirt - the dispenser was very dirty and i have cleaned it and put the washer on a 90C cycle with prewash - anything else I can do to 'clean' it out ?
Expert:  SparePartsPro replied 5 years ago.
When you take the dispenser drawer out look in the dispenser top.
Use a toothbrush or similar to clean out those little holes.
Use bicarb to clean the grey rubber door seal if it has started to go moldy.

If it is the drum bearing seal that has failed, eventually all the grease will get washed away and then the bearings will begin to collapse.
This will happen over a number of weeks but you will feel it amplified through the drum when turned by hand.

Hope that helps.

regards Tony

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