This is my first post and I'm happy to be posting on this forum.
I've owned a few dyson vacuum cleaners over the years,but have wanted a dyson washing machine after the first time I saw one many years ago in a high street shop, very cool looking and some thing different.
Any way I bought one in need of some repair from ebay, it was less than £30 so I bought a few more.
They are very easy to work on and I learnt as I went a long.
I made a socket to undo the nut on the drum and did a full strip down and rebuild.
I now have my dream washing machine for a very modest price.
As for the main drum bearing, I believe the seal is the weak link and the bearing is over engineered and would probably last for 20+ years if the water was kept out.
The seal is only repairable by fitting a seal in back wards and using the dyson old seal garter ring, as the dyson seal was made as a two part seal which is what the stainless steel ring is that's on the drum shaft.
This dyson two part seal must have been made for dyson and you can't get it for love or money.
The main bearing as posted in other posts can be sorted with a bearing that's 2mm shorter and fitted with a spacer.
I may try to engineer a better seal when I get time which may be better than the dyson seal, so making the machine very long lived.
As for removing the old bearing I use a old trick which works by knocking the centres out along with the balls and then using a mig welder weld around the inside of the outer bearing case.
Cool with water straight away and the weld shrinks the bearing case and it can be tapped out with ease with a small hammer.
The only annoying problem with the dyson is the coin trap is easerly blocked with small pieces of plastic or paper,so we always check pockets now.
Thanks for your time.