Ariston Washing Machine Drum Paddle - Version 3

Stock Number: ES489758

Manufactured by Indesit

(This part fits select Ariston models)

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (150 customer reviews)

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Please note: The drum paddle for purchase on this page is a Version 3. Prior to purchasing this product please check the information below to ensure that you have selected the correct drum lifter for your appliance.

Genuine spare part for select Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, and Indesit washing machines.


Drum lifter identification

Drum lifter version 1


Version 1

3rd hole from the front is larger

Secured to the drum by plastic location pegs which break off when the lifter is removed. This requires the lifter to be replaced.

See version 1

Drum lifter version 2


Version 2

All holes are the same size

Secured using a metal tab on the drum so that it can be reused.

See version 2

Drum lifter version 3


Version 3

All holes are the same size

3 identification pips at the front

Secured using a metal tab on the drum so that it can be reused.

See version 3

How to choose the right washing machine drum lifter for Hotpoint washers

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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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (150 customer reviews)
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  • Replacement paddle for Hotpoint WD440P

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    By - Preston

    This is the sixth paddle I've used, in the past 24 months. Each one has been easy to fit, but this seems an excessive usage, since the first replacement of an original was after 5 years ownership. Espares, to their credit, replaced the latest failure free of charge.
    • Response by Chris on 07 Mar 2014 eSpares Staff

      There is usually a reason why paddles keep breaking. Make sure the machine is not 'underloaded' as it is important for washing not to float but to touch the bottom of the drum allowing it to roll as the drum rotates. If insufficient washing is in the drum floating washing can be hit by the paddles damaging their clips. Also make sure the water drains quickly (less than 40 seconds approx) as this can also be responsible for damage.
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    By - Blairgowrie

    Easy to fit, what a difference to the old machine major improvement on wash and spin standard
  • Drum lifters keep breaking

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    By - Australia

    I have replaced the drum lifter set of 3 two times in the last 6 weeks. Another has broke this morning, I am not washing shoes or heavy items or cramming my washer of using light loads. Is there a fault with my washer or can anyone recommend parts. This is getting quite expensive... TIP: Never migrate to Australia with an English washer needing parts=very costly nightmare!
    • Response by Chris on 07 Feb 2014 eSpares Staff

      Main reasons for lifters breaking. Not enough 'heavy's 'in the drum to stop floating and allow 'rolling' of the load. Slow draining due to blocked filters or hoses. Should clear from full to empty in 40 seconds or less.

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  • Q How do I choose the version 2 Answers

    Hi, I have a WD440P but I am still puzzled as to how to choose the version. My drum paddles have same sized holes and 2 of the paddles have pips at the front, but strangley the one that is broken does not (either at the front or the back). I have had this from new and its not been repaired before. So do I buy v3 or v2?

    By troubledwd440 - 19 March 2009

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      try feeling the back of the drum lifter, they can be put on the wrong way round.

      By philipnotphil - Southport UK - 16 March 2010

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      i would buy version 3 seen as two of your drum lifters have the three pips

      By icarus - 23 March 2009

  • Q drum lifter 2 Answers

    please advise where this part can be found on a indesit wg820.The drum of the washing machine is making a grinding noise and it appears to be slumped forwards.

    By Mimi - Birmingham - 11 November 2008

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      This part is inside the washing machine where your clothes go, replacing this will not prevent the drum from slumping forwards.

      By philipnotphil - Southport UK - 16 March 2010

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      Hi Mimi I can't match the WG820 exactly in our database of Indesit washing machines, as there is several WG820s, each followed by a different letter. If you could double check your washing machine for the model number we would be happy to find the right drum lifter for you. For help finding your model number, refer to our handy Finding Model Numbers guide here:

      By Rory eSpares Staff - 20 November 2008

  • Q Washine machine drum lifters are the prices for each one or in a set of three? 1 Answer

    By p19ers - 10 July 2010

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      some machines need four ,sadly price quoted for each

      By Grumpie - london - 26 August 2010

  • Q Not sure how to fit the paddles 1 Answer

    I have a paddle that has three sets of holes on one side (machine Hoover nextra8) I have looked at the tutuorial that you have on line but can not seem to get the old paddle out, it would appear that there is a small screw holding it in place by the drum, could you tell me how to get to this screw. Thank you Julie

    By yummyhne3 - 29 May 2010

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      Unfortunately, other than our video on the website, we cannot advise on the removal of this part. Please contact the manufacturer of your appliance or an engineer for support.

      By eSparesMalindi eSpares Staff - 02 July 2010

  • Q I am checking the part i need for a hotpoint aquarius washing machine to replace a detached drum lifter 1 Answer

    The model is just over three years old. The existing drum lifter is blue and has three pips at the front. I am confused as to whether I need a metal clip to fit a replacement as it looks like plastic locators have broken off original part. Also all holes along top are same size with a slightly wider gap between hole three and four. DRG no on inside of original is 230006680

    By Harryb123 - 22 December 2008

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      The metal clip is part of the washing machine drum, it is not a separate part.

      By philipnotphil - Southport UK - 16 March 2010