The only thing 'Hotpoint' about either of these machines is the name on the front. They are both low end, poor quality machines made by the Indesit Company.
The BWM129 has a sealed drum but as you say the bearings are accessible from the rear.
You will be glad to know that the Indesit Company has taken the Hotpoint brand even further down the slippy slope, the BHWM129 has a totally sealed plastic drum in it.
Do yourself a big favour, up your budget a little and buy a Neff/Bosch/Siemens machine.
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