How to change a door release kit on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change a door release kit on a Hotpoint Washing Machine
  2. Safety FirstRemove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required:Phillips & a small flat head  screwdriver
    Phillips & small flat screwdriver (Small)
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the 2 door hinge retaining screws
    WMA 60 Door 3
  5. Remove the door from the appliance
    WMA 60 Door 4
  6. Door removed from appliance
    WMA 60 Door 5
  7. Place the door on a flat surface
    WMA 60 Door 8
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws to the inner trim
    WMA 60 Door 12
  9. Remove 2 further screws to the door inner trim
    WMA 60 Door 11
  10. Using a phillips screwdriver remove 2 door hinge retaining screws from the door
    WMA 60 Door 10
  11. Using the small flat head screwdriver separate the door trim from the door face
    WMA 60 Door 13
  12. Lift the inner door trim slightly to remove
    WMA 60 Door 15
  13. Remove the door inner trim
    WMA 60 Door 17a
  14. Door inner trim removed
    WMA 60 Door 16a
  15. Make a note of how the door bowl sits on the door outer trim
    WMA 60 Door 18
  16. Make a note on how the door bowl sits over the door release kit
    WMA 60 Door 19
  17. Remove the door bowl
    WMA 60 Door 20
  18. Make a note of how the door bowl shield sits on the door outer trim
    WMA 60 Door 21
  19. Remove the door bowl sheild
    WMA 60 Door 22
  20. Make a note of how the door release kit fits onto the outer door trim
    WMA 60 Door 23
  21. Remove the door release kit
    WMA 60 Door 24
  22. Door release kit removed
    WMA 60 Door 25
  23. Take the door release kit from its package ensuring its correct for the machine
    WMA 60 Door Release Kit
  24. Fit the new door release kit onto the outer door trim
    WMA 60 Door 24
  25. New door release kit in place
    WMA 60 Door 23
  26. Replace the door bowl shield
    WMA 60 Door 22
  27. Door bowl shield in place
    WMA 60 Door 21
  28. Replace the door bowl
    WMA 60 Door 20
  29. Door bowl in sits over the door release kit
    WMA 60 Door 19
  30. Door bowl in place
    WMA 60 Door 18
  31. Replace the door inner trim
    WMA 60 Door 17a
  32. Make sure the hinge and the hinge bearings are positioned correctly
     WMA 60 Door 15
  33. Push down & click the inner door trim into place
    WMA 60 Door 27
  34. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 2 door hinge retaining screws
    WMA 60 Door 10
  35. Replace 2 further screws each side of the inner door trim
    WMA 60 Door 11
  36. Replace 2 further screws securing the door release kit
    WMA 60 Door 12
  37. Position the door & hinge against the casing & replace the retaining screws
    WMA 60 Door 4
  38. Using the phillips screwdriver tighten the door hinge retaining screws
    WMA 60 Door 3
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Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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