How to change Drum Support Spider on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change Drum Support Spider on a Hotpoint Washing Machine
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required: Hammer & a flat head screwdriver
    Hammer & flat screwdriver (Small)
  4. 13mm socket a T30 torx screwdriver & an electric drill 
    T15 torx & a 13mm socket
  5. Use a suitable silicone sealant where indicated
    Silicone Sealant 60ml
  6. To remove drum see video on drum assembly replacement
    WMA 60 Drum Removed 1
  7. Drum assembly removed
    WMA 60 Drum Removed 2
  8. Stand the drum on end and locate the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 1
  9. Using the 13mm socket remove the drum pulley retaining bolt this will be tight
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 2
  10. Drum pulley retaining bolt removed
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 4
  11. Remove the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 5
  12. Drum pulley removed
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley Removed
  13. Using a block of wood and hammer give the spindle a sharp tap to release it
    WMA 60 Inner Drum  1
  14. The outer drum can now be split
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 1
  15. The 2 parts of the outer drum will only fit one way but 2 marks helps reassembly
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 1
  16. Using the T30 torx screwdriver remove the outer drum retaining screws
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 2
  17. Using the flat head screwdriver carefully separate the 2 parts of the outer drum
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 3
  18. Outer drum separated
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 4
  19. Tap the spindle down onto a block of wood to release the inner drum
    WMA 60 Inner Drum  2
  20. Remove the inner drum from the rear outer drum
    WMA 60 Inner Drum 3
  21. If possible remove the spider retaining screws these may need drilling out
    WMA 60 spider 1
  22. Alternatively drill a 5mm pilot hole through the centre of the screw 
    WMA 60 spider 2
  23. Drill the head of the screw of with a 10mm drill bit
    WMA 60 spider 3
  24. Screw head removed, repeat this procedure on all screws if necessary
    WMA 60 spider 4
  25. Using a flat head screwdriver prise the spider away from the drum
    WMA 60 spider 5
  26. Remove the spider from the drum
    WMA 60 spider 7
  27. Take the new drum spider from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60  Drum Spider
  28. Fit the spider to the drum
    WMA 60 spider 6
  29. Fit the 3 spider retaining screws
    WMA 60 spider 8
  30. Using a T30 torx screwdriver tighten the 3 screws
    WMA 60 spider 1
  31. Place the rear outer drum over the spindle and gently tap into place
    WMA 60 Inner Drum 4
  32. Line up the 2 marks & fit the 2 parts of the outer drum together
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 5
  33. Two parts of drum together & ready for fixing
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 6
  34. Note the numbers on the drum front, these indicate screw numbers
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 7
  35. Using the T30 torx tighten screws in opposite sequence 1-10-6-14 etc
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 8
  36. Replace the drum pulley onto the spindle
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 5
  37. Replace the drum pulley retaining bolt
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 3.
  38. Using a 13mm socket tighten the drum pulley retaining bolt fully 
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 6
  39. Make sure this is fully tightened to draw the spindle into the bearings
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 6
  40. Drum pulley in place
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 1
  41. Drum assembly back together & ready to be fitted to the machine
    WMA 60 Drum Removed 2
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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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