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Door Hinge Replacement

I have sourced a new door hinge and last night removed exisisting hinge as the top lug had sheared. In doing so, the backing plate has fallen down into the bottom of the machine on the inside.

Can I reach this plate if I access the machine from the rear, or will I have to remove the front panel?

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Remove spring that holds the rubber bellows to front of machine
peel back and fish out plate from inside cavity of machine
then refit plare and reverse process

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