How to change the door seal on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the door seal 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. A small  flat head screwdriver and a 7mm spanner
    Flat screwdriver & 7mm spanner
  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
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal
  11. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1
  12. From the left pull the console away from the machine
    WMA 60 Console 2
  13. From the right un-clip the console
    WMA 60 Console 3
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful)
    WMA 60 Console 4
  15. Release the wires from the control module by pushing them away 
    WMA 60 Console 5
  16. Wires released now remove the console 
    WMA 60 Console 6
  17. Console removed from machine
    WMA 60 Console removed
  18.  Using the flat head screwdriver separate the retaining clip
    WMA 60 door seal 1
  19. Pull the retaining clip away with the door seal retaining wire attached
    WMA 60 door seal 2
  20. Remove the door seal retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 3
  21. Grip the door seal and pull it away from the outer casing
    WMA 60 door seal 4
  22. Grip the kick strip and pull it away
    WMA 60 kick strip 1
  23. Remove the kick strip
    WMA 60 kick strip 2
  24. Remove 2 screws retaining the top of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 1
  25. Remove 2 screws retaining the bottom of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 2
  26. Lift and slide the front casing upwards a small amount
    WMA 60 front panel 3
  27. Pull the front casing away from the machine 
    WMA 60 front panel 4
  28. Locate the door interlock on the inner side of the front casing
    WMA 60 door interlock 1
  29. Remove the 2 screws retaining the door interlock and remove it from the casing
    WMA 60 door interlock 2
  30. Using the 7mm spanner loosen the bolt to the door seal retainer outer drum
    WMA 60 door seal 5
  31.  Bolt released now remove the bolt
    WMA 60 door seal 6
  32. Bolt removed
    WMA 60 door seal 7
  33. Push to release the door seal retainer within itself  
    WMA 60 door seal 8
  34. Remove the door seal retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 9
  35. Grip the door seal and pull it away from the outer drum
    WMA 60 door seal 10
  36. Remove the door seal from the outer drum
    WMA 60 door seal 11
  37. Make a note of the position of the door seal for when you replace it 
    WMA 60 door seal 12
  38. Take the new door seal from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60 Door seal image
  39. Line up the door seal at the botom
    WMA 60 door seal 12
  40. Fit the door seal to the lip of the outer drum
    WMA 60 door seal 13
  41. Fit the door seal all around the lip of the outer drum
    WMA 60 door seal 10
  42.  Position the door seal retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 14
  43. Wire in position
    WMA 60 door seal 15
  44. Replace the bolt to the retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 6
  45. Using the 7mm spanner tighten the bolt securing the retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 5
  46. Locate the door interlock on the inside of the front casing
    WMA 60 door interlock 4
  47. From the outside make sure its in the right position
    WMA 60 door interlock 5
  48. Replace the 2 retaining screws securing the door interlock
    WMA 60 door interlock 6
  49. Locate the front casing onto the plastic lugs on the side casing of the machine 
    WMA 60 front panel 5
  50. Push the side casing into position and push down onto the plastic lugs
    WMA 60 front panel 6
  51. Replace 2 screws retaining the bottom of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 2
  52. Replace 2 screws retaining the top of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 1
  53. Replace the kick strip 
    WMA 60 kick strip 2
  54. Push the kick strip into position
    WMA 60 kick strip 1
  55. Fit the door seal to the lip of the front casing
    WMA 60 door seal 16
  56. Replace the door seal retaining wire securing the door seal to the front casing 
    WMA 60 door seal 3
  57. Clip the 2 parts into place
    WMA 60 door seal 17
  58. Attach the wires to the control module
    WMA 60 Console 6
  59. Wires attached
    WMA 60 Console 4
  60. From the right clip the console into the machine
    WMA 60 Console 3
  61. From the left push the console into the machine to locate it
    WMA 60 Console 2
  62. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1
  63. Replace the soap dispenser 
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal
  64. Relocate the lid and slide forward to engage it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  65. Using the T15 torx spanner replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  66. 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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