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?
- 02 August 2010
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
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.
QAll three paddles have broken off my Indesit WIL133UK at the same time. Any suggestions why this may have happened?2 Answers
- 07 February 2010
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
Sorry we don't diagnose faults, only replace the spare parts. Should you need technical assistance, please speak to an engineer.
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
The paddle is prevented from accidently coming off by the metal 'spring or flap' on the drum shown here: https://youtu.be/V-kIP83a4RU?t=49s this will stop the paddle from being removed until it is pushed down enough to clear the paddle.
QI 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
- 27 July 2010
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.
wf561puk washing machine paddle has a hole in it but i cant work out how it comes off to fit the new one i have just ordered, any suggestions.
By waveyd- hull
- 24 August 2009
It should just slide towards you. It may be a bit stuck as they are tight fitting but it will slide towards you with a bit of effort then the new one simply slides back onto the metal slots.
Hope this helps.