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Re: removal of door seal on hotpoint washer drier wd420
You will achieve nothing by removing the door seal .
Depending what is in there, better to leave alone and trust it will find its way into the filter.
If it is anything substantial then it involves major work.
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may have something stuck between the inner and outer drum......
socks tights and womens skimpies very easily slip down at the bottem door seal....
afraid the machine needs a total strip down if this is the case. remove the door
and front panels, the drum has a front cover held on by a number of clips.....
remove all clips take cover off....find said item and put back together
shouldnt take more than an hour..
if it isnt that,.then rear bearing could be shot at,, sorry
There is no adjustment provided for tensioning belt as it is a stretch belt.
Best way to do it is to remove the rear panel, tilt the weaher forwards, get someone to hold it for you.
Put belt round motor pulley first, then slowiy feed it round the drum pulley, turning the drum pulley at the same time, it will be very tight, so watch your fingers, just keep going until belt is on, if it comes off, just start over
You can line it up properly in the motor pulley grooves once you have got the belt on.
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Remove the rear lower panel of washer,and remove the drum belt.
From the front of the washer, spin the drum by hand, and if it feels rough or is rumbling, could be the drum bearings are going.
If there is something caught, it will make a completely different kind of noise, more like a catching or rubbing noise.
If no noise,then could be the motor that is casing the noise.
Hope this helps.
If you cannot here it catching, then leave well alone, if it is still catching, then you could to try to locate it by removing the lower rear cover of washer, remove the large black hose on bottom of drum, and see if you can locate it from the bottom of the drum.
Hope this helps.
First switch off electrics , Remove door interlock , leave wires on .remove soap dispenser,remove front panel with controls 3 screws top of machine 3 screws bottom remove front casing you can now see door boot. remove sring note how boot came off refit is oposit to this noting top / bottom of seal ..Hope this some help-
hi the door seal is held in place by two large clips wjth screw tightening best access is to remove the top row screws on rear panel these also hold the top panel then lift top panel at rear and pull top backwards and clear of front facia then lift top off ok ? now you have access to the door seals clips which secure seal to front panel and the outer drum loosen screws fully this releases clips enough to gently remove seal clean surfaces of seal to drum and front panel then fit new seal as previouse one resecure clips then re assemble covers hope this helps and clear enough ?
hi to remove bra wire from between drums ? you might try this 1st ? if you diconnect water supply hoses and unplug power supply then remove rear panel from machine you will have access to the large rubber drain hose from outer drum down to discharge pump ? ok hose is held by spring wire clips both ends remove clips then hose you may find bra wire either in hose or close to drum drain if you need ? feel inside drom via drain hole ? or probe with a piece of coat hang wire ? you may even find the mysterious missing sock/ thong / etc when you disconnect the hose too?? any debri has to lay in bottom of outer drum and so a little patience will locate them using this method instead of removing the main front door sealto drum for access to same area also with rear panel off you can check belt tension ? hope this helps/inspires you ? best wishes from uk
if the drum is tight to turn ,then the main bearings have probably seized, or their could be something fast in the drum. Remove belt, and try to turn the drum by hand , it shuold be free with no resitance.
If it is noisy or feels rough, then the bearings have gone.