How to change the start button bank on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the start button bank on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA 60P
  2. Safety First: Remove the plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver and a T15 torx spanner
    Phillips screwdriver, T10 torque
  4. A small  flat head screwdriver
    Tools for sebo sole plate
  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
  11. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1
  12. From the left pull the console away from the machine
    WMA 60 Console 2
  13. From the right un-clip the console
    WMA 60 Console 3
  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
  16. Wires released now remove the console 
    WMA 60 Console 6
  17. Console removed from machine
    WMA 60 Console removed
  18. Using the flat head screwdriver un-clip the control module
    WMA 60 Control module 1
  19. Release a further clip on the control module
    WMA 60 Control module 2
  20. Remove the control module
    WMA 60 Control module 3
  21. Control module removed
    WMA 60 Control module 4
  22. Carefully remove the plastic protector covering the buttons and display lens
    WMA 60 Control module 5
  23. Grip the button bank to pull it out
    WMA 60 button bank 1
  24. Remove button bank
    WMA 60 Console Strip 1a
  25. Take the new button bank from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60 button bank image
  26. Locate the new button bank into the console
    WMA 60 Console Strip 1a
  27. Push the new button bank firmly into place
    WMA 60 button bank 3
  28.  Carefully replace the plastic protector covering the buttons and display lens
    WMA 60 Control module 5
  29. Replace the control module and clip it into place
    WMA 60 Control module 3
  30. The console is now ready to be fitted to the machine
    WMA 60 Console buttons replaced 2
  31. Attach the wires to the control module
    WMA 60 Console 6
  32. Wires attached
    WMA 60 Console 4
  33. From the right clip the console into the machine
    WMA 60 Console 3
  34. From the left push the console into the machine to locate it
    WMA 60 Console 2
  35. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 3 console retaining screws
    WMA 60 Console 1
  36. Replace the soap dispenser 
    WMA 60 Soap Dispencer removal
  37. Relocate the lid and slide forward to engage it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  38. Using the T15 torx spanner replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  39. 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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