How to change Drum Assembly on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change Drum Assembly on a Hotpoint Washing Machine
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required:Phillips & a T15 torx screwdriver & a 13mm socket spanner
    Phillips, T15 & 13mm socket
  4. Pliers/Side Cutters/Flat Screwdriver/13mm spanner
    pliers,sidecutters,13mm span,flat screwy
  5. Remove the screw cover caps on both sides of the lid
    WMA 60 lid 1
  6. Using the T15 torx spanner remove 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  7. Lift the lid slightly
    WMA 60 lid 3
  8. Push the lid back and remove it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  9. Lid removed
    WMA 60 lid removed
  10. Remove the soap dispenser drawer
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal (Small)
  11. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1 (Small)
  12. From the left pull the console away from the machine
    WMA 60 Console 2 (Small)
  13. From the right un-clip the console
    WMA 60 Console 3 (Small)
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful)
    WMA 60 Console 4 (Small)
  15. Release the wires from the control module by pushing them away
    WMA 60 Console 5 (Small)
  16. Wires released now remove the console 
    WMA 60 Console 6 (Small)
  17. Console removed from machine
    WMA 60 Console removed (Small)
  18. Remove the door seal from the outer casing
    WMA 60 door seal 1 (Small)
  19. Using the flat head screwdriver separate the retaining clip
    WMA 60 door seal 1 (Small)
  20. Pull the retaining clip away with the door seal retaining wire attached
    WMA 60 door seal 2 (Small)
  21. Remove the door seal retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 3 (Small)
  22. Grip the door seal and pull it away from the outer casing
    WMA 60 door seal 4 (Small)
  23. Grip the kick strip and pull it away
    WMA 60 kick strip 1 (Small)
  24. Remove the kick strip
    WMA 60 kick strip 2 (Small)
  25. Remove 2 screws retaining the top of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 1 (Small)
  26. Remove 2 screws retaining the bottom of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 2 (Small)
  27. Lift and slide the front casing upwards a small amount
    WMA 60 front panel 3 (Small)
  28. Pull the front casing away from the machine & remove wires from the interlock 
    WMA 60 front panel 4 (Small)
  29. Its easier to remove the front counterweight with the machine on its back
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 1
  30. Using the 13mm socket remove the 3 bottom counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 2
  31. Bolts removed now remove the bottom counterweight from the drum
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 3
  32. Bottom counterweight removed from the drum
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 4
  33. Using the 13mm socket remove 3 top counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 1
  34. Top counterweight bolts removed now remove the counterweight from the drum
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 2
  35. Top counterweight removed from the outer drum casing
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 3b
  36. Using a flat head screwdriver release the plastic clip on the top of the hose
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose 1 (Small)
  37. Grip the dispenser outlet hose and pull it away from the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose 4 (Small)
  38. Locate the dispenser inlet hoses
    WMA 60 Dispenser 1 (Small)
  39. Grip the inlet hoses and remove them from the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser 2 (Small)
  40. Inlet hoses removed
    WMA 60 Dispenser 3 (Small)
  41. Remove the wires from the plastic clip
    WMA 60 Dispenser 4 (Small)
  42. Remove the plastic clip retaining the wires from the console back plate
    WMA 60 Dispenser 5 (Small)
  43. Wires and plastic clip removed
    WMA 60 Dispenser 6 (Small)
  44. Remove the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser 7 (Small)
  45. Remove the plastic wire retaining clips from the console back plate
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 1
  46. Make a note of the wires to the power module (a photograph is useful)
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 3
  47. Remove the wires from the power module
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 4
  48. Remove further wires from the power module
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 5
  49. Remove the plastic wire retaining clips from the console back plate
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 6
  50. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the console back plate retaining screws
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 8
  51. Remove console back plate retaining screws from both sides
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 9
  52.  Unclip the console back plate from the left side 
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 11
  53. Unclip the console back plate from the right side
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 12
  54. Slide the console back plate away from the side panel
    WMA 60   Console B Plate 13 
  55. Console back plate removed
    WMA 60   Console B Plate Removed
  56. Using the phillips screwdriver release the wire clip & remove the dispenser hose
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose Removal
  57. Using the T15 torx remove the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3
  58. Lower back panel removed
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 4
  59. From the top locate the drive belt at the rear of the appliance
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  60. Grip the drive belt at the same time rotate the drum pulley to remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  61. Now remove the drive belt from the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  62. With the belt released from the drum pulley and drive shaft remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  63. Using a soft cloth for protection lay the machine on its face (folded dustsheet)
    WMA 60 Lower back plate removed
  64. Using a 13mm spanner remove 2 Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60P Motor 1a
  65. Using a 13mm spanner remove 2 Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60P Motor 2a
  66. With bolts removed now remove the motor from the drum casing
    WMA 60 Motor 4
  67. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    WMA 60 Motor 5
  68. Wires removed
    WMA 60 Motor 6
  69. Motor removed
    WMA 60 Motor 7
  70. Release the clip retaining the sump kit & remove it from the outer casing
    WMA 60   Sump Kit 5a
  71. Make a note of the heater wires (a photograph is useful) & remove them
    WMA 60   Sump Kit 5b
  72. Sump kit & wires removed now stand the machine up
    WMA 60   Sump Kit & wires removed
  73. Using the side cutters cut the cable ties holding the wires onto the drum
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 1
  74. Wires released
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 2
  75. Locate the damper peg on the suspension damper
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 3
  76. Using the flat screwdriver push a small clip on the damper peg
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 4
  77. Grip the damper peg with a pair of pliers still pushing with the screwdriver
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 5
  78. Remove the damper peg
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 6
  79. Remove the damper peg on the other side
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 7
  80. Damper peg removed
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 8
  81. Lift the springs out of the side panel both sides & remove the drum assembly
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 9
  82. Drum assembly removed
    WMA 60 Drum Removed 1
  83. Take the Drum assembly from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60 Drum assembly
  84. Fit the spring to the new drum assembly
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Spring 1
  85. Make sure the spring hooks face outwards
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Spring 2
  86. Lift the Drum assembly into position
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 9
  87. Drum assembly in position with springs attached to side panels
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 10
  88. Grip the suspension damper & slide it up into position
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 11
  89. Locate the suspension damper into the outer drum
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 12
  90. Insert the plastic damper peg & push it all the way in
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 13
  91. Damper peg in position
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 14
  92. Insert the plastic damper peg on the other side
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 15
  93. Reattach the wires to the outer drum with new cable ties
    WMA 60 Drum Removal 2
  94. Using a soft cloth for protection lay the machine on its face (folded dustsheet)
    WMA 60 Lower back plate removed
  95. Replace the heater wires
    WMA 60   Sump Kit 5b
  96. Refit the sump kit onto the outer drum
    WMA 60   Sump Kit 5a
  97. Fit the wires to the motor
    WMA 60 Motor 5
  98. Locate the Motor into position on the drum housing
    WMA 60 Motor 4
  99. Locate the Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Motor 8
  100. Using the 13mm spanner tighten both Motor retaining bolts do not over tighten 
    WMA 60P Motor 1a
  101. Stand the machine up and from the top feed the belt down past the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  102. Position the drive belt over the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  103. Position the drive belt over the drum pulley while  rotating the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  104. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  105. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 4.
  106.  

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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