How do you remove drum springs on a hotpoint WMA washing machine
Hi, I am trying to remove the drum on a hotpoint wma. I have removed all the case panels that i need to, disconected all the wires, pipes etc. All I need to do now is get the drum out of the case. I need to free the drum from the suspension legs and the two springs at the top but cannot seem to do it. I do not want to damage anything so hopefully someone can help me out. Thanks.
Re: how do you remove drum springs on a hotpoint WMA...
Working from the front using mole grips get hold of the suspension peg now feel round the back you should feel a raised part of the peg this has to be depressed now pull the peg out if it gets stuck push back 5mm and try again repeat on other side life the springs out with the drum
hope that helps
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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
Remove the lower rear panel of washer.
Locate and remove the large black hose fastened to bottom of drum.
Remove and clean plastic filter inside the hose, reassmble and test for leaks.
Have some cloths ready to mop up any water that may appear..
Removed lower rear panel of washer.
Undo 2 screws securing motor to outer drum casing, unplug motor lead and remove motor, brushes ar e located at the end of the motor furthest away from the motor pulley.
Could be worn or broken dampers, or loose concrete balance weight.
This would cause the problem you describe.
There are 2 wieghts, one in the top, and one at the bottom of washer.
Check that the nylon locating pins are securly fixed in the damper legs, as sometimes they have been known to come out of socket.
Remove lower rear cover from washer.
Remove large black hose onto bottom of drum.
Remove and clean plastic filter inside hose.
Remove hose onto pump, and check for obstruction here and in the pump.
This should helpo solve your problem.
The drum comes out through the front on this one.Take off kick plate and remove screws holding front panel to frame. Take out soap drawer & remove screws behind it. Take off band holding door seal & peel seal back.Remove 2 screws holding door lock &push lock through. Pull control panel forward at left side &slide to right to remove being carefull with board & wiring.Remove screws holding top end of front then lift slightly &remove front.Remove back panel &take wiring off heating element & pump. Disconnect the pump hose at the drum end, disconnect the hose from the soap dispenser, note that wiring is fastened to the drum at several points and will need to be disconnected. Remove panel from behind control board then carefully move everything away from the front of the machine, the drum can now be lifted clear.
Forgot to mention unplugging motor but common sense will prevail.
If you need any further assistance please post back
Hi, common problem with this make of machine but easy to repair. Take off the lid and make sure it is un plugged from the mains...... You will need a pair of hook nose pliers to remove the carbon brushes from each side of the motor. They should be an inch long if not there is your problem.. Just replace and it will run.
Let me know how you get on..........
Sounds to me like the rear bearing is seized up. Seeing how you describe its been noisy for ages I would say the porblem is the bearing. Its not a easy jub to replace for a novice.The entire tub must be removed and taken apart to replace the rear bearing. To take the case apart its only the front panel with the door that that will come off. there should be a wire with a spring that holds the bellows to the door. remove that and the rest should come apart from the inside. Dont forget to disconect the dor switch.