Hotpoint 35mm Washing Machine Bearing Kit

Stock Number: ES487850

Manufactured by Indesit

(This part fits select Hotpoint models)

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This bearing kit contains genuine replacements for select models of Ariston, Creda, General Electric and Hotpoint washing machine.


  • 30mm bearing
  • 35mm bearing 
  • Seal assembly

Please note: this is for 35mm shafts only.

How to replace washing machine bearings

This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.

Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.

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    By - Ashford, Middlesex

    Good quality for price fast delivery, will use espares again and recommend to friends and family.
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    By - Moray

    Slightly disappointed ... I changed these bearing only last October 2014 so I thought I would check my account's previous orders to see which bearings I needed, 35 or 30mm. Nothing listed. I phoned your help desk check which bearing I would need as my washing machine model was not listed in your web pages. Short and sharp, 'sorry can't help you,you will have to take you machine apart and measure the spindle diameter'. Hang on I had the same bearings from your last year ... oh ... pause, you need 35mm bearings. End of conversation. Went back online placed the order and arrived within two days ... very good ! Thank you.
  • The Washing Machine bearings are working well but are a struggle to fit.

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    I knew that my washing machine bearings were failing due to the noise and radial the movement in the drum. eSpares had the bearings and I watched their video of how to fit them. As I have fitted ball bearings before I was not pleased to see a cold chisel used to both remove the old bearings and fit the new ones. Using a chisel can result in damage to the housing and bearings so a brass or mild steel punch or drift should be used. It also showed the bearings being removed from the housing fairly easily but in practice it seems that the bearings fail because water gets past the seal and rusts them. They also get rusted into the housing and to get them out you need more professional kit than shown on the video and lots of WD40! If you have changed rusty bearings before then go ahead, but if you haven't and you only have the usual household tools then you should think about a new washing machine!

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  • Q Hotpoint Aquarius WD540 sealed drum? 1 Answer

    I have never attempted anything like this! I am on benefit due to ill health so money is short so I cannot afford an engineer. Watching the video it will take me about a week to do this job! I am concerned after reading Q&A that I may have a sealed drum so buying just bearings would be a waste of money. Can anyone advise please?

    By Maxine - Norfolk - 21 August 2015

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      If there are no bolts around the centre of the drum you have a welded Tub and the bearings cannot be replaced. It is likely to be cheaper to have a fixed price repair with Repaircare than replace the drum unit

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 21 August 2015

  • Q Hotpoint WT761g 1 Answer

    HI have taken the drum out of the machine, but the inner drum will not budge from the outer plastic casing would I need to heat this with a blow torch ?

    By Jason Agha - France - 13 July 2015

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      Use a penetrating oil like WD40 or Plus gas and support the outer drum on wooden blocks. Then use a soft face hammer or a piece of wood between the hammer and the shaft and hit it hard to shock the shaft from the bearings.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 13 July 2015

  • Q I have a Hotpoint WM74S washing machine. I am replacing the bearings but the drum spindle is threaded and I cannot get it out of the plastic casing. In the video the spindle has no thread and just drops out. Can you help please. 1 Answer

    By Charles Payne - Hampshire - 15 May 2015

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      The threaded area is for fixing the drum pulley and is not stopping the drum from being removed. Use a mallet or a soft face hammer to 'shock' the shaft and remove it.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 15 May 2015

  • Q Hello. What type of silicone sealer did you use on the drum? What would you recommend? Thanks in advance. 1 Answer

    By Mike - 21 April 2015

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      We would recommend replacing the tub seal and not using silicone unless there is damage to the tub edge. If this is the case use any glazing or kitchen silicone that sets to a flexible rubber and does not remain soft.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 21 April 2015

  • Q i want changed the bearing hoover HNL6166-80 model, but i cant separate the back drum and plastic cover whey? 1 Answer

    By Muhil - Ilford IG5 - 25 March 2015

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      On some drum assemblies they have stopped bolting the front and back together and now weld the two parts to reduce the chance of leaking. Unfortunately if you have a welded drum it is not usually possible to replace the bearings as you cannot dismantled the drum and reseal it.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 27 March 2015