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Hotpoint Door Interlock Switch

What's the procedure for changing the door interlock switch on a Hotpoint WM64X please?

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  • John Gater Jan 05, 2007

    Thanks lostboylad. I replaced the switch yesterday before reading this post.
    After disconnecting the power, I removed the top lid, then unscrewed the switch (2 screws) from the front and let the assembly dangle. I pulled the whole assembly up by letting the cables slip away from the retaining tidy at the edge of the machine. I replaced the unit, which has only 3 push-on terminals. I screwed back the new part & finally pushed the cables back under the tidy. Note that if I had short arms I couldn't have done it this way! BTW the symptoms were having to bang the front to start the washing cycle.
    This was the fault in my case. Your info is still valuable, as I now know where all the screws are!
    I also fixed a knocking/banging problem on fast spin by levelling the machine. My floor slopes back, so I built up the rear of the machine using a pair of caster cups that are normally used to protect carpets. Thanks again.

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    door lock light not coming on when door is closed

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If it's anything like the WM65 then I did it myself this evening. Be aware that I'm no professional. POWER SAFE? Three screws on the back of the top cover. Top off Remove the soap/fabric softener tray. Four screws off around the gap that's left. Three knobs to pull off (it helps if you remember which way they are set when you do this!) Take the rectangular control panel off, which should now be loose - it has interlocks on the right hand side, so be careful not to break them. You may need to tie or tape the panel safely out of your way to te top of the machine. Three screws off the top off the door section. Open the door unscrew the two short screws holding the lock plate. The interlock switch will fall off the back of the door, held on by it's power supply. Stick your hand round the back and pull it clear. Swap the mechanism (mine cost £14) Reverse procedure. Good luck. This wasn't the fault on my machine in the end. boo hoo!

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