Question about Washing Machines
I bought genuine replacement drum paddles (Hotpoint BWD129) washer/dryer and they were easy to install. TOO easy perhaps? All three of them keep falling out during even light washing loads, or during tumble drying cycles. Obviously this leads to imbalance and noise, and less effective washing/drying. Is there a basic design defect? How can I stop them from falling out?
I had this problem, and I was advised by the guy who has apparently 'replaced hundreds of these bloody things on this housing estate' to never buy this machine because 'its cheap and ****'
However, if you bend the long central tab ,the one that looks like it does bugger all, upwards into the drum (carefully though, only bend it a little) this will increase the tab tension, and your lifters should last for over six months instead of the previous couple of washes mine was doing.
As for the comment on washing trainers, I put a single towel in my machine and the lifters broke...
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
Testimonial: "Yes, this was the correct solution for this particular model of W/M. Many thanks!"
How to fit Washing Machine Drum Paddle Lifter
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A broken agitator paddle can cause your clothesto tear. Don't let this happen when replacing one is relatively simple.
The plastic paddles in the drum on the later washing machines (WMA models) often come looseand come off altogether. They can be replaced. call them lifters. You usually insert a smallscrewdriver down one of the holes (it's the 3rd one on ) and gently press downwhile sliding the lifter out.
Washing trainers in a washing machine is reputedto damage the drum lifters and paddles inside the drum, particularly onnon-quality washing machines.
There are few types of drum lifter; drum Paddle lifters
Posted on May 06, 2010
Testimonial: "Although this isn't the type of paddle in the W/M that I asked about (there is only one type of paddle in that one), the video is a great idea. Many thanks! RP"
First of all, have you got the correct drum lifters? There are 3 versions of these available, assuming you have, then you must not be fitting them correctly,, you have to push them quite hard to ensure that they are locked into position, if they are not in o properly, then they will come out.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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