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How to Replace a Broken Dishwasher Door Hinge - Hotpoint

If your dishwasher door won't swing open or close correctly, it's normally a problem with the hinge. The hinges can become worn out over time or over-extended if too much force is put upon the door. Here Matt explains how to replace the hinges on a Hotpoint FDW80 dishwasher.

On the other hand, if your dishwasher door swings open and closed but doesn't lock, it's more likely a problem with the door interlock or catch. You can watch Matt demonstrate How to Fix a Broken Dishwasher Door Lock and catch in another video.

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Video Transcript:

Hi, I'm Matt from eSpares.

If your dishwasher door isn't opening and closing properly, it could well be a problem with the hinge. The hinges can get damaged if the door is over-extended. In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace the hinge.

If the door's not locking correctly, it could well be a problem with the catch or the door lock mechanism, you can see me in another video replacing those parts.

Now, to get at the hinge I'm going to need to remove this side panel, and to do that I’m going to need to remove the top plate and this kick plate at the bottom. Let's start with the top panel. There we go, that's the last screw holding the side plate on. Here you can see the hinge and the spring, they are available as separate parts, I'm just going to replace the hinge. Normally they come as a left and a right sold separately so make sure you get the right one.

Okay, so lets just uncouple the spring, just lift the spring off it should just come away from the hinge and then the hinge itself should just unhook from the door. Now I'm just going to need to remove this locking washer, and then the hinge should just slide off, there we go.

So I've got my left hand hinge, left hand as I'm looking at the appliance, and I just need to put this one back on in the same way as the other one came off. Hook onto the door, put the new locking washer on. There we go, that's now firmly in place. If I just lift the door shut and before I put the spring on, just get a bit of grease from the old hinge and put that there where the hinge hooks over. Put the top part back as it was.

That's now working perfectly, now I just need to replace the panels, there we go, that's our new hinge fitted and that's working fine.

Thanks for watching.

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