How to change solenoid inlet valves on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change solenoid inlet valves on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P
  2. Safety First: Remove the plug from the mains socket 
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver and a T15 torx spanner
    Phillips screwdriver, T10 torque
  4. Remove the screw cover caps on both sides of the lid
    WMA 60 lid 1
  5. Using the T15 torx spanner remove 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  6. Lift the lid slightly
    WMA 60 lid 3
  7. Push the lid back and remove it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  8. Lid removed
    WMA 60 lid removed (WinCE)
  9. Locate the solenoid inlet valves at the rear of the machine 
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 2 (WinCE)
  10. Grip and twist the valve from inside at the same time release plastic tabs
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 3
  11. Grip and twist the hot water valve from inside
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 5
  12. Twist the valve a full 90 degrees to enable removal
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 6
  13. Remove the valve from the rear casing
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 7
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 7a
  15. Wires removed. Now remove the dispenser inlet pipe
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 7b
  16. Pipe removed
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 8a
  17. Grip and twist the valve from inside at the same time release plastic tabs
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 9
  18. Grip and twist the cold water valve from inside
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 11
  19. Twist the cold water valve a full 90 degrees and remove it
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 12
  20. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 14
  21. Wires removed. Now remove the dispenser inlet pipes
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 15
  22. Dispenser inlet pipes removed
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 16
  23. Take the new cold water valve from its package ensuring its correct for machine
    WMA 60P Double Valve
  24. Take the new hot water valve from its package ensuring its correct for machine
    WMA 60P Single Hot Water Valve
  25. Fit the 2 dispenser pipes to the cold water valve
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 15
  26. Fit the wires to the cold water valve
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 14
  27. Locate the cold water valve into the rear casing
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 12
  28. Twist the cold water valve into its correct position
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 11
  29. Fit the dispenser hose onto the hot water valve
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 7b
  30. Fit the wires onto the hot water valve 
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 7a
  31. Locate the hot water valve into the rear casing
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 7
  32. Twist the hot water valve into its correct position
    WMA 60 Inlet valve 5
  33. Relocate the lid and slide forward to engage it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  34. Using the T15 torx spanner replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  35. Replace the 2 screw cover caps
    WMA 60 lid 1
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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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