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Meile Novotronic W502 washing machine. Drum is rubbing

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Meile Novotronic W502 washing machine.
Drum is rubbing against drum/door seal. A lot of friction and burning rubber smell after spin cycle.
Is the drum some how out of balance. Is it a drum shock absorber problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Whitegoods
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! I suspect the tub support may be broken and allowing the tub to drop. If you open the door and lift up and down on the spin tub, does it move or is it solid? Is it noisy on spin cycle, knocking or bumping at all?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would say the drum is solid. However It does not spin freely by hand and there is an obvious rubbing noise against the door seal rubber. It does not knock or jump around but there is a noise associated with the rubbing. The outside edge of the drum is very hot after the spin cycle obviously as a result of the friction with the door seal.
The drum does not com into conatct with the glass on the door
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

There has to be an issue with the rear bearing then. Is there play in the drum movement pushing and pulling front to back motion?

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