Question about Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer
You need to remove the outer retaining ring which is a wire around the lip of the seal typically joined with a spring., using a small screwdriver.
the inner retainer is held together by a ratchet type assembly. prise one end of the wire by twisting the folded end of the wire out of the groove til it comes free.
replace the seal. fit the inner retainer together using some long nose pliers, prefferably bent-nosed. the outer retainer with a screwdriver.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
I have just changed the seal on my WF 860. I found the easiest way is as follows:-
Remove the mains plug.
Remove two screws at the top back of the machine and remove the top by pulling back.
Undo the ratchet assembly around the inner part of the door seal, this is done by pushing a small flat point screwdriver into the slot where you can see the end of the hoop on the wire and pushing it towards the end of the ratchet one groove at a time with another screwdriver.
Once one end is free this wire clamp can be removed.
The outer part of the seal has a wire clamp with a spring on it.
This can be removed by lifting the wire near the spring and removing it.
I had a problem with this and removed it by pulling the seal off the door and the clamp came with it.
Refitting the inner clamp with the new seal is made easier by removing the front of the machine.
This is not much work and probably quicker in the long run.
Take the front off as follows:-
Remove the soap dispenser.
Remove the two screws holding the soap dispenser body.
Disconnect the top control panel electrical connection (Pull off at connector right hand side)
Remove the two screws holding the top front control panel and remove the panel.
Remove front bottom fascia panel (Pull off)
Remove door catch electrical connection or remove the two screws that hold it in place.
Remove four screws on front panel (Two top and two behind bottom panel already removed)
Lift front panel up and remove complete with door.
Fit new door seal and clamp inner section with ratchet clamp (I found it easier to release the other end by three stops first)
Refit the front of the machine.
Fit seal to front of machine and fix in position with spring clamp.
This was the first time I have done this and the complete job took just under one hour.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
SOURCE: door seal hotpoint 9540
undue the screws oat the back that hold the lid in place make sure washer is unplugged now open the door undue the clip that holds the front part of the door seal on this maybe a spring clip hidden under the edge of the seal or there will be a plastic clip remove and pull the clamp away now looking from the inside through were you have taken the lid off look to the back of your seal there will be a screw clamp un-screw it door seal will now pull out reverse this order to put new seal on m8
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
SOURCE: Hotpoint Door Seal WMA64
I have reproduced the details of my article: http://www.fixya.com/support/t1543617-door_seal
here. I hope this will give you the information you need.
Rule 1: BEFORE YOU START Turn off the mains, unplug at the wall, turn off the water supply.
The gasket is held in place on the drum by a large sprung wire ring with a screw tighten/release. To access this (Depending on the model), you will either have to go in from the top or the bottom of the machine. Usually the top.
Pull the machine out, go to the back and unscrew, usually 2 screws that hold the "Work top surface" top on the machine at the back. There are usually clips at the front of the top, so by lifting the rear clear and either pulling the top back, or giving it a tap forward, depending on the design, the top should now lift off.
You should now be able to look down at the drum and you should clearly see the rubber gasket fitted over the edge of the drum with the clip in place. Locate the screw in tensioner and undo it until it is possible to slip it forward and clear of the drum. You should now be able to simply pull the gasket away from the drum. Most machines rely on the door being closed to hold the gasket in place where it meets the chassis, it should just pull off if the door is open, but while you are lookiing inside, just check anyway. The assembly is simply a reverse of what is described above.
Stuff to consider: You may not be able to see the screw clip from the top, if so, tip the machine back and look from underneath. If you have to do this: Never tip the machine all the way onto its back, you may cause a water leak inside the machine. ALWAYS tip BACKWARDS, so the control panel for the machine is pointing up to avoid water getting to the control panel. I would recommend putting a chair behind the machine as you tip it, so the top back of the machine comes to rest on the seat and the machine is at about 45 degrees. this will give you access to underneath without a leak and make is a lot easier to tip it back on to its feet again afterwards.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
hello if you take the top off the washer and look down inside you should see a metal ring with long screw and nut unscrew this so it's loose you should be able to pull the seal off .then on the front of the washer where the next part of the seal is theres another rmetal thin bit of wire . unscrew the platic clip and the wire should come off. then just pull the seal out of the washer and when you put the new seal on fit it the same way you took it off good luck ps get back to me if you get stuck
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Ok - I will answer my own problem seeing as though I have now fitted it!
1. remove door (2 screws)
2. There is a tensioned wire loop holding the front part of the boot seal in position. - prize off the plastic cap at the 11 o'clock position, all will become clear and you will be able to remove the wire loop.
3. Remove top of washing machine (2 allen screws behind caps at the front.
4. Remove soap dispenser draw and any screws holding the front control panel and top of the door.
5. Remove bottom front plinth (just pull it off) underneath are a couple of screws holding the front panel part of the machine, remove these.
6. Remove front of machine giving you access to the steel band which locks the other end of the boot seal in position. Slacken this band right back using a nut-spinner screwdriver. Pull off the old boot and clean the lip ready for fitting of the new boot.
7. Fit new boot seal using a squirt of washing up liquid as lubricant if needed (mine didn't) to reseat the seal.
8. Refit and tension steel band.
9. Re-assemble front panel, ease boot back into front lip position then refit wire loop using a suitable pair of pliers/molegrips to crimp the retaining plastic cap back in situ.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
Remove the lid and loosen the band internally holding gasket to tub, from the top. The front come off easily once the retaining band is removed. Just reversed the process to put on the new rubber.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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