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Dismantling door of Aquarius 1100 WM63P.

Need to fit a new door hinge and two new parts of the inge bearinng kit (bits with holes for hinge pins). Can't get these old hinge bearing lugs out and think I need to split door but can't see to how to do this without breaking bits.

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Revove all screws from inside of door then it will split with aid of flat screwdriver.

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