How to change the Drum Spring Kit on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Drum Spring Kit on a Hotpoint Washing Machine
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required:Phillips & a small flat head  screwdriver
    Phillips & small flat screwdriver (Small)
  4. Mole grips and a T15 Torx screwdriver
    Mole grip & 15T torx
  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 (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
  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 
    WMA 60 front panel 4 (Small)
  29. Using a flat head screwdriver release the plastic clip on the top of the hose
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose 1 (Small)
  30. Grip the dispenser hose and pull it away from the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose 4 (Small)
  31. Locate the dispenser inlet hoses
    WMA 60 Dispenser 1 (Small)
  32. Grip the inlet hoses and remove them from the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser 2 (Small)
  33. Inlet hoses removed
    WMA 60 Dispenser 3 (Small)
  34. Remove the wires from the plastic clip
    WMA 60 Dispenser 4 (Small)
  35. Remove the plastic clip retaining the wires from the console back plate
    WMA 60 Dispenser 5 (Small)
  36. Wires and plastic clip removed
    WMA 60 Dispenser 6 (Small)
  37. Remove the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser 7 (Small)
  38. Locate the plastic clip above the spring on each side of the machine
    WMA 60 Spring 1
  39. Remove the plastic clip above the spring
    WMA 60 Spring 3
  40. Plastic clip removed
    WMA 60 Spring 5
  41. Remove the plastic clip on the opposite side
    WMA 60 Spring 6
  42. Using a soft cloth for protection lay the machine on its back
    WMA 60 Face up
  43. Using the mole grips attach them to the spring
    WMA 60 Spring 7
  44. Pull the spring out of its location
    WMA 60 Spring 10
  45. Remove the spring from the drum outer casing
    WMA 60 Spring 12
  46. Remove the spring on the opposite side in the same way
    WMA 60 Spring 14
  47. Take the new spring kit from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60 Spring Kit
  48. Fit the new spring onto the outer drum casing
    WMA 60 Spring 13
  49. Using the mole grips fit the new spring into its location on the outer casing
    WMA 60 Spring 11
  50. Fit the new spring on the opposite side in the same way
    WMA 60 Spring 14
  51. Stand the machine upright and replace the plastic clips above the spring 
    WMA 60 Spring 8
  52. Replace the plastic clip on the opposite side
    WMA 60 Spring 4
  53. Fit the dispenser into the appliance
    WMA 60 Dispenser 7 (Small)
  54. Refit the wires and plastic clip onto the console back plate
    WMA 60 Dispenser 6 (Small)
  55. Wires clipped into place
    WMA 60 Dispenser 5 (Small)
  56. Replace the wires back into the plastic clip 
    WMA 60 Dispenser 4 (Small)
  57. Fit the inlet hoses into the dispenser 
    WMA 60 Dispenser 8 (Small)
  58. A small amount of liquid soap will assist the fitting of the inlet hoses 
    WMA 60 Dispenser 9 (Small)
  59. Fit the dispenser outlet hose onto the dispenser
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose 5 (Small)
  60. Grip the plastic clip on the top of the hose and squeeze it to tighten 
    WMA 60 Dispenser hose 7 (Small)
  61. Locate the front casing onto the plastic lugs on the side casing of the machine
    WMA 60 front panel 5 (Small)
  62. Push the side casing into position and push down   onto the plastic lugs
    WMA 60 front panel 6 (Small)
  63. Replace 2 screws retaining the bottom of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 2 (Small)
  64. Replace 2 screws retaining the top of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 1 (Small)
  65. Replace the kick strip 
    WMA 60 kick strip 2 (Small)
  66. Push the kick strip into position
    WMA 60 kick strip 1 (Small)
  67. Fit the door seal to the lip of the front casing
    WMA 60 door seal 16 (Small
  68. Replace the door seal retaining wire securing the door seal to the front casing 
    WMA 60 door seal 3 (Small)
  69. Clip the 2 parts into place
    WMA 60 door seal 17 (Small)
  70. Attach the wires to the control module
    WMA 60 Console 6 (Small)
  71. Wires attached
    WMA 60 Console 4 (Small)
  72. From the right clip the console into the machine
    WMA 60 Console 3 (Small)
  73. From the left push the console into the machine to locate it
    WMA 60 Console 2 (Small)
  74. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1 (Small)
  75. Replace the soap dispenser 
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal (Small)
  76. Relocate the lid and slide forward to engage it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  77. Using the T15 torx spanner replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  78. 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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