How to Replace the Door Shield and Glass Bowl on a Washing Machine - Hotpoint

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In this video Rory demonstrates how to replace the plastic door shield and glass door bowl on a Hotpoint WD440p washer / dryer.

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How to Replace the Door Shield and Glass Bowl on a Washing Machine – Hotpoint

The glass bowl on your washing machine may not get a lot of attention, other than the quick glance to ensure that everything is spinning as it should during the wash cycle. However, the bowl can become smashed, and when this happens you’ll need to replace it.

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

Step 1: To remove the door shield and glass bowl on your appliance, you’ll first need to remove the door, and this can be done by unscrewing the screws holding it in place; once this has been done and the door remove, unclip the two trims from each other.

Step 2: With the two parts separated, place the outer trim to one side, before placing the new shield inside the bowl, so that the hook matches up with the lip.

Step 3: Once the hook matches up with the lip, grab the two parts and put them back in the inner door trim, making sure to match the lip and hook up to the locating hole; with this done, grab the outer door trim and put that back on the rest of the door, before putting everything back together.

There you have it, a step-by-step guide to replacing the door shield and glass bowl on a washing machine, helping it to perform to its optimum level.

Video Transcript:


Hello, I’m Rory from eSpares and  in this video I’m going to show you how to replace the plastic door shield and the glass door bowl on this Hotpoint washing machine. 

Now as you can see the shield on this washing machine has been smashed, so obviously needs replacing, but while I’m at it I’m also going to replace the glass door bowl as well. Now, safety first. Always switch off the machine at the mains before you do any work on it.

The first thing I’m going to need to do is take the door off the machine, so I need to unscrew these four screws. You now need to unclip the two trims from each other. You just need a flat-head screwdriver to just ‘jimmy’ the two parts away from each other; and now they should just, with a little bit of a bump, come apart.

Now, this is the outer door trim, I’m just going to put that to one side for one minute. I can now get my old shield and bowl away. I’m replacing both so I’ll get rid of them.  Here we have the new bowl, and the new shield. I’m going to put the shield inside the bowl. This hook matches up with the lip on the bowl, so it just sits like that.

Now I can grab the two parts and put them back in the inner door trim. You need to match the lip and the hook up to this locating hole there. Once you’ve done that, grab the outer door trim and now we can just put this back on the rest of the door, and then put everything back together. 

And that’s it, a brand new shield, brand new bowl, easy as that. Shields and bowls for all makes and model of washing machine are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.