How to change the Inner Drum & Support on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Inner Drum & Support 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 & an electric drill
    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. Take the new inner drum from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60  Inner Drum
  22. Place the outer drum over the spindle of the new drum and gently tap into place
    WMA 60 Inner Drum 4
  23. Line up the 2 marks & fit the 2 parts of the outer drum together
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 5
  24. Two parts of drum together & ready for fixing
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 6
  25. Note the numbers on the drum front, these indicate screw numbers 
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 7
  26. Using the T30 torx tighten screws in opposite sequence 1-10-6-14 etc
    WMA 60 Outer Drum Split 8
  27. Replace the drum pulley onto the spindle
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 5
  28. Replace the drum pulley retaining bolt
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 3.
  29. Using a 13mm socket tighten the drum pulley retaining bolt fully 
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 6
  30. Make sure this is fully tightened to draw the spindle into the bearings
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 6
  31. Drum pulley in place
    WMA 60 Drum Pulley 1
  32. Drum assembly back together & ready to be fitted to the machine
    WMA 60 Drum Removed 2
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    Tools required 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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