How to change the Motor on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Motor on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P
  2. Safety FirstRemove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required: T15 torx screwdriver & a 13mm spanner
    T15 Torx & 13mm spanner
  4. Using the T15 torx remove the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3
  5. Lower back panel removed
    Lower back panel removed
  6. Remove 2 screw cover caps on either side of the appliance
    WMA 60 lid 1
  7. Using the T15 torx screwdriver remove 2 screws retaining the lid
    WMA 60 lid 2
  8. Lift the lid a small amount
    WMA 60 lid 3
  9. Push the lid backwards a small amount and remove it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  10. Lid removed
    WMA 60 lid removed
  11. From the top locate the drive belt at the rear of the appliance
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  12. Grip the drive belt at the same time rotate the drum pulley to remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  13. Now remove the drive belt from the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  14. With the belt released from the drum pulley and drive shaft remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  15. Using a soft cloth for protection lay the machine on its face (folded dustsheet)
    WMA 60 Lower back plate removed
  16. Using a 13mm spanner remove 2 Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60P Motor 1a
  17. Using a 13mm spanner remove 2 Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60P Motor 2a
  18. With bolts removed now remove the motor from the drum casing
    WMA 60 Motor 4
  19. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    WMA 60 Motor 5
  20. Wires removed
    WMA 60 Motor 6
  21. Motor removed
    WMA 60 Motor 7
  22. Take the new motor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60  Motor
  23. Fit the wires to the new motor
    WMA 60 Motor 5
  24. Locate the new Motor into position on the drum housing
    WMA 60 Motor 4
  25. Locate the Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Motor 8
  26. Using the 13mm spanner tighten both Motor retaining bolts do not over tighten
    WMA 60P Motor 1a
  27. Stand the machine up and from the top feed the belt down past the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  28. Position the drive belt over the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  29. Position the drive belt over the drum pulley while  rotating the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  30. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drum pulley 
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  31. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Lower back plate removed
  32. Replace the lid
    WMA 60 lid 4
  33. Using the T15 torx screwdriver replace 2 screws retaining the lid
    WMA 60 lid 2
  34. Replace 2 screw cover caps on either side of the appliance
    WMA 60 lid 1 
  35. Using the T15 torx screwdriver replace the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3
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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.

1 Comment

  • Great stuff

    Many thanks

    20 Apr 2013 by G

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