Question about Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer
Door was forced open before machine had timed out. Bought a new door handle kit but having trouble fitting it. Can you please offer any tips? Thank you
Open the door fully.
Remove the door by unscrewing the two screws in the hinge.
You will need a T20 star bit/screwdriver for that.
Place the door face down on a flat surface.
Remove the 6 screws (Phillips) holding the inner door ring.
Starting from the hinge side, gently prize off the inner ring.
Its a bit like taking the lid off a Tupperware.
Remove carefully and take the glass and the pespex window out.
With a pair of fine plyers gently remove the brass pin holding the door latch assembly in place.
TAKE NOT OF THE POSITION OF ALL THE PARTS.
Note that the brass pin has a ridged section and the orientation of the catch and spring.
Remove the handle from the front of the door and replace.
Rebuild in reverse order.
Getting the pin back in is tricky.
First line up the pin and the handle and the spring.
Push in the pin using a gentle twist and push motion.
When one side is in place ease the metal catch under the sping and line up with the pin.
Once all thats in place keep twisting and pushing the pin until about 3mm is showing.
If at this point you are tempted to take a hammer to it, either call a service engineer
or retire to the pub for a couple of hours.
Next is easy. Put the perspex window in place (convex outermost),
sit the glass on top of it with the thicker part to the bottom.
Fit the inner ring over the latch and jiggle it til all the parts sit comfortably.
Tupperware the face back on, replace the six screws and refit the door onto the washer.
Hope this has helped someone somewhere.
All the best
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
It is so common that the washing machine can make
terrible noise in many ways and is a common fault. In all occasions it is
important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the
identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that machine is
vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be
inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it
is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually
turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the
drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which
include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be
in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the
mounting is also very important. Finally
in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve
Check this link :
For replacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html
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