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How to Fix a Broken Washing Machine Door Hinge - Hotpoint Published 07/06/2010

By putting too much pressure or weight on a washing machine door it’s very easy to break either the hinge, hinge bearings or the plastic trims of the door. In this video Rory demonstrates how to replace the all these parts on a Hotpoint WMA36 washing machine.

If you have a problem relating to the door lock then this article tells you all you need to know about replacing the door interlock and door release mechanism on the same washing machine.


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How to Fix a Broken Washing Machine Door Hinge – Hotpoint

If you’ve put too much pressure on your washing machine door, it could become easily damaged and one such area which is likely to bear the brunt of the damage is the door hinge.

Thankfully, in the above video, with the help of our experienced team, we explain how to fit a washing machine door hinge, and below we’ve compiled a simple step-by-step guide which takes you through every point covered in our video.

Step 1:  The first step to replacing the door hinge on your washing machine is to remove the door from the appliance, by unscrewing the screws which hold it in place.

Step 2: With the door off the machine, separate the inner and outer trims by unscrewing the screws and unclipping the trims from each other, before lifting the glass bowl out with the inner trim.

Step 3: Now your machine door is apart, you can easily replace the door hinge by lifting the old one out before putting the new one in its place.

Step 4: With the hinge replace, reattach each part of the door back together by reversing the steps above, before refitting the door to the machine.

There you have it, a step-by-step guide to fitting a washing machine door hinge, helping it to perform to its optimum level.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Rory from eSpares.

If you put too much pressure on your washing machine door, it’s quite easily damaged, the most commonly damaged parts are the hinge, the hinge bearings and the inner and outer door trim. In this video, I’m going to show you how to replace all of them.

So I’m going to start by removing the door from the washing machine by unscrewing these screws on the hinge, now I’ve removed the door from the machine, I need to separate the inner and outer trims. To do that, I need to unscrew these screws. Now I’ve removed the screws, I can unclip the trims from each other and now I can lift the bowl out with the inner trim, now the inner trim is available as a spare, as is the outer trim.

Here you have the most commonly broken parts, the hinge bearings and the hinge; these simply lift out and are replaceable, and it’s as easy as that.

In another video, you can also see me replace this door release mechanism. Another easy job. Now I’m just going to replace the inner trim and the bowl, there you go. Now I just need to screw it all back up. Once you’ve replaced anything that was broken on the hinge or the door, its ready to go back on the machine, there you go. Fully working door, really easy.

Thanks for watching.

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