How to change the Heater Element on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Heater Element on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA60P
  2. Safety FirstRemove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required: T15 torx & flat head screwdriver a small hammer & a 10mm spanner
    Torx & flat head screwdriver,Hammer & 10mm spanner
  4. Smear a small amount of sealant around to areas  where indicated
    Silicone Sealant 60ml
  5. Using a soft cloth for protection lay the machine on its face (folded dustsheet is useful)
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 1
  6.  Using the T15 screwdriver remove the screws retaining the lower back panel 
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 2
  7. Lower back panel removed
    WMA 60 Lower back plate removed
  8. Locate the heater element and make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) 
    WMA 60 Element 1
  9. Remove the wires from the heater element
    WMA 60 Element 2
  10. Using the 10mm spanner release the retaining nut do not remove the nut
    WMA 60 Element 3
  11. Place the handle of the hammer onto the retaining nut and give it a sharp tap
    WMA 60 Element 4
  12. Using a flat head screwdriver prise the heater and rubber gromet out of the drum
    WMA 60 Element 5
  13. Remove the heater element from the drum
    WMA 60 Element 7
  14. Heater element removed
    WMA 60 Element 8
  15. Take the new heater element from its package ensuring its correct for appliance
    WMA 60 Heater Kit
  16. Using a sealant to the surfaces of the grommet fit the new element into the drum
    WMA 60 Element 7
  17. Gently tighten the retaining nut do not over tighten
    WMA 60 Element 3
  18. Replace the wires
    WMA 60 Element 1
  19. Using the T15 screwdriver replace the screws retaining the lower back panel 
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 2
  20. The machine can now be stood up
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 1
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    Sealant can be purchased here 

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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