How to change the Drum Bearings and Bearing Seal on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Drum Bearings and Bearing Seal 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 & a drift punch
    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 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. From the inside of the rear outer drum remove the bearing seal
    WMA 60 Drum Bearing Seal  1
  22. Remove the bearing seal
    WMA 60 Drum Bearing Seal  2
  23. Using a suitable screwdriver or drift punch knock out the outer bearing
    WMA 60 Drum Outer Bearing  1
  24. Using a suitable screwdriver or drift punch knock out the inner bearing
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 1
  25. Inner bearing removed
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 2
  26. Take the new Bearings from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60  Bearing Kit
  27. Place the outer bearing into position
    WMA 60 Drum Outer Bearing  2
  28. Using a hammer & a block of wood tap the bearing into the outer drum
    WMA 60 Drum Outer Bearing  3
  29. Tap the bearing down & flush with the outer drum casing
    WMA 60 Drum Outer Bearing  4
  30. Outer bearing in position
    WMA 60 Drum Outer Bearing  5
  31. Place the inner bearing into position
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 3
  32. Tap the bearing down & flush with the drum casing
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 5
  33. Bearing flush with the drum casing
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 4
  34. Using a drift punch carefully tap down on the outer edge of the bearing
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 6 
  35. Tap down evenly around the outer edge of the bearing
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 6
  36. Do not tap the inner part of the bearing
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 8
  37. Tap the bearing all the way home until a small hole is fully exposed
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 9
  38. A small hole is now exposed
    WMA 60 Drum Inner Bearing 10
  39. Place the bearing seal into position
    WMA 60 Drum Bearing Seal  3
  40. Using a hammer and a block of wood carefully tap the bearing seal into position
    WMA 60 Drum Bearing Seal  4
  41. Place the rear outer drum over the inner drum and locate the bearings onto the spindle and gently tap into place
    WMA 60 Inner Drum 4
  42. Line up the 2 marks & fit the 2 parts of the outer drum together
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 5
  43. Two parts of drum together & ready for fixing
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 6
  44. Note the numbers on the drum front, these indicate screw numbers 
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 7
  45. Using the T30 torx tighten screws in opposite sequence 1-10-6-14 etc
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 8
  46. Replace the drum pulley onto the spindle
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 5
  47. Replace the drum pulley retaining bolt
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 3.
  48. Using a 13mm socket tighten the drum pulley retaining bolt fully 
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 6
  49. Make sure this is fully tightened to draw the spindle into the bearings
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 6
  50. Drum pulley in place
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 1
  51. 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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