Question about Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer
What is the purpose of the drum Paddle if one of them is broken should I replace it?
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
On hotpoint, creda, Ariston ,indersit and someother makes see video
To fit new paddle, make sure the retaining lugis up slightly see video, line up the lugs on the paddle in the slots in thedrum, and push firmly with both hands towards the rear of the drum, you shouldfeel it click into place, make sure you fit it the correct way round and youare fitting the correct paddle lifter for your washing machine.
Huge selections of lifters are available on thewebsite DrumPaddle lifters
Posted on May 06, 2010
How do I get inside the drum
Posted on Dec 27, 2013
A paddle broke of my hotpoint aquarius, but the resulting hole ended up ripping up the clothes and blocking the machine with lint.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
The paddles in the drum are there to agitate the clothes being washed. Without them, it is possible that the drum would just spin while the clothes sat still at the bottom.
For optimum performance, it is best to have all the paddles present, but if one is broken/missing then it shouldn't have too much effect.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
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