How to change the Top Counterweight on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the Top Counterweight on a Hotpoint Washing Machine
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required: T15 torx screwdriver & a 13mm socket spanner
    T15 torx & a 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. Using the 13mm socket remove 3 top counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 1
  10. Top counterweight bolts removed now remove the counterweight from the drum
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 2
  11. Top counterweight removed from the outer drum casing
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 3
  12. Take the counterweight from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60 Top Counterweight
  13. Fit the new top counterweight to the outer drum casing
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 2
  14. Refit the top counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 4
  15. Using the 13mm socket tighten 3 top counterweight retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Top Counterwieght 1
  16. Relocate the lid and slide forward to engage it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  17. Using the T15 torx spanner replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    WMA 60 lid 2
  18. 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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