How to change the Front Bottom Counterweight on a Hotoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Front Bottom Counterweight on a Hotoint Washing Machine
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required:Phillips & a T15 torx screwdriver & a 13mm socket spanner
    Phillips, T15 & 13mm socket
  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
  9. Remove the soap dispenser drawer
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal (Small)
  10. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1 (Small)
  11. From the left pull the console away from the machine
    WMA 60 Console 2 (Small)
  12. From the right un-clip the console
    WMA 60 Console 3 (Small)
  13. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful)
    WMA 60 Console 4 (Small)
  14. Release the wires from the control module by pushing them away 
    WMA 60 Console 5 (Small)
  15. Wires released now remove the console 
    WMA 60 Console 6 (Small)
  16. Console removed from machine
    WMA 60 Console removed (Small)
  17. Remove the door seal from the outer casing
    WMA 60 door seal 1 (Small)
  18. Using the flat head screwdriver separate the retaining clip
    WMA 60 door seal 1 (Small)
  19. Pull the retaining clip away with the door seal retaining wire attached
    WMA 60 door seal 2 (Small)
  20. Remove the door seal retaining wire
    WMA 60 door seal 3 (Small)
  21. Grip the door seal and pull it away from the outer casing
    WMA 60 door seal 4 (Small)
  22. Grip the kick strip and pull it away
    WMA 60 kick strip 1 (Small)
  23. Remove the kick strip
    WMA 60 kick strip 2 (Small)
  24. Remove 2 screws retaining the top of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 1 (Small)
  25. Remove 2 screws retaining the bottom of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 2 (Small)
  26. Lift and slide the front casing upwards a small amount
    WMA 60 front panel 3 (Small)
  27. Pull the front casing away from the machine & remove wires from the interlock 
    WMA 60 front panel 4 (Small)
  28. Its easier to remove the front counterweight with the machine on its back
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 1
  29. Using the 13mm socket remove the 3 bottom counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 2
  30. Bolts removed now remove the bottom counterweight from the drum
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 3
  31. Bottom counterweight removed from the drum
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 4
  32. Take the new counterweight from its package ensuring its correct for appliance
    WMA 60 Front Counterweight
  33. Place the new bottom counterweight onto the drum
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 3
  34. Using the 13mm socket replace the 3 bottom counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 2
  35. Stand the appliance upright
    WMA 60 Front Counterwieght 1
  36. Locate the front casing onto the plastic lugs on the side casing of the machine
    WMA 60 front panel 5 (Small)
  37. Push the side casing into position and push down   onto the plastic lugs
    WMA 60 front panel 6 (Small)
  38. Replace 2 screws retaining the bottom of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 2 (Small)
  39. Replace 2 screws retaining the top of the front casing
    WMA 60 front panel 1 (Small)
  40. Replace the kick strip 
    WMA 60 kick strip 2 (Small)
  41. Push the kick strip into position
    WMA 60 kick strip 1 (Small)
  42. Fit the door seal to the lip of the front casing
    WMA 60 door seal 16 (Small)
  43. Replace the door seal retaining wire securing the door seal to the front casing 
    WMA 60 door seal 3 (Small)
  44. Clip the 2 parts into place
    WMA 60 door seal 17 (Small)
  45. Attach the wires to the control module
    WMA 60 Console 6 (Small)
  46. Wires attached
    WMA 60 Console 4 (Small)
  47. From the right clip the console into the machine
    WMA 60 Console 3 (Small)
  48. From the left push the console into the machine to locate it
    WMA 60 Console 2 (Small)
  49. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1 (Small)
  50. Replace the soap dispenser drawer
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal (Small)
  51. Relocate the lid and slide forward to engage it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  52. Using the T15 torx spanner replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  53. 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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