Indesit Washing Machine Drum Paddle

Stock Number: ES186730

Manufactured by Hotpoint

(This part fits select Indesit models)

In Stock Available for immediate despatch

Rated 4.6 out of 5 (292 customers)

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Washing Machine Drum Paddle

If you have damaged the drum paddle in your washing machine, we could soon provide you with  this replacement spare to help get the best performance from your appliance again. The function of the drum paddle is to help circulate the clothes around the drum of the washing machine during the wash cycle - which helps produce cleaner clothes, and helps avoid damage to them such as being ripped.

With the help of eSpares, you can soon get back to a better working washing machine with this spare drum paddle


  • 12 Holes
  • Base dimensions: 225 x 55mm


Genuine spare part suitable for select models of Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit and New World washing machines.

Important: Please check the lsuitable model fit list, and the specifications listed above, to ensure this is the correct part for your appliance.

How to replace a washing machine drum paddle

This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.

Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.

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Product Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 (292 customers)
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  • Fantastic : will use againe

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    By - North London

    Very happy all round , five star product and delivery .will deffently use againe
  • Does what it says on the tin

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    By - Norther Ireland

    Brilliant replacement, it was the cut outs on the drum which caused the trouble to fit and not the spare. Filed a few jagged edges and fitted perfectly. NO MORE HOLES IN CLOTHS😀
  • Simple fix for a washing machine

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    By - Oxford

    The paddle was an exact fit and was very simple to install. A great way to keep a washing machine running thanks to espares.

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  • Q How do I get these to fit properly? 2 Answers

    I have tried fitting replacements but there is a metal piece in the centre that when upright prevents the paddles from sliding/cliping into place. If I bend this piece down and flush with the drum then the paddles slide/clip perfectly into place, however when I use the machine the paddles are not held securely and snap off (again!). I now need to order more of these but need to know how I get them to hold in place after fitting - i.e. how do I get the metal piece in position to hold them?

    By Tra77 - 02 August 2010

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      I used a short length of thin string to lift the metal tab back up after fitting the paddle. Before fitting I bent the tab flush with the drum. I then looped the string around the tab (no knots) and fed the loose ends through a hole in the paddle. The paddle was pushed into place and then gripping both ends of the string I pulled the tab back up. The string was then removed by pulling one loose end.

      By secret mile muncher - Denbighshire - 08 October 2010

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      We do have a help video for fitting this part but cannot advise beyond this unfortunately. If you require further assistance please contact an engineer for fitting this part.

      By eSparesMalindi eSpares Staff - 03 August 2010

  • Q All three paddles have broken off my Indesit WIL133UK at the same time. Any suggestions why this may have happened? 2 Answers

    By cllyjo - 07 February 2010

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      Going to be a bit late with this answer I think but when it happened to my machine it was an Allen Key swirling about at the back of the drum that was shearing off the plastic clips that hold the paddles in place!

      By asheriff - Edinburgh - 12 October 2011

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      Sorry we don't diagnose faults, only replace the spare parts. Should you need technical assistance, please speak to an engineer.

      By eSparesMalindi eSpares Staff - 10 June 2010

  • Q If the drum paddles snap could it cause problems with the machine spinning 1 Answer

    Drum paddles snapped yesterday then I put a wash on without them it fills with water spins a bit but if it stops where they have snapped it can't get going again

    By Julie - Liverpool - 16 December 2015

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      Small plastic bits may have washed into the pump preventing it turning. See our video: How to diagnose washing machine drain and pump problems:

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 18 December 2015

  • Q problem removing broken paddle 1 Answer

    I received the paddle I ordered for my Hotpoint washing machine very promptly. We have looked at your video how to remove and fit new paddle, but we are unable to remove the broken one. Help!!!

    By VJ - North Wales - 01 July 2015

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      The paddle is prevented from accidently coming off by the metal 'spring or flap' on the drum shown here: this will stop the paddle from being removed until it is pushed down enough to clear the paddle.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 03 July 2015

  • Q I have an Indesit WD12X and one of the drum paddles just came off. Just wondered if it is easy to fit the new one and if I could get instructions? 1 Answer

    By salj03 - 27 July 2010

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      My model number is different but if fitting is the same you place the paddles over the grooves in the drum then push forward or back into the narrow section of the grooves and the paddles are secure quite literally a minutes job.

      By tapper - West Midlands - 05 August 2010