Hoover Washing Machine Door Handle Kit

Stock Number: ES544940

Manufactured by Hoover

In Stock Available for immediate despatch

Rated 4.7 out of 5 (378 customers)

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This plastic door hook works a treat and is suitable for most Hoover washing machines. This genuine spare part also fits select models from Hoover, Candy, Maytag, Otsein & Zerowatt.


  • Silver colour
  • Latch spring 
  • Door handle 
  • Handle latch pin 
  • Door hook

We would also recommend that you check if you'll need a star head screwdriver or allen key to fit this kit as suggested by eSpares customer reviewers.

How to fit the door hinge tip:

"Take the inner screws out first supporting the weight. next take the outer compartment off still supporting the weight as the fixings for the hinge are inbetween the outer and inner part and will snap off if you dont take it apart correctly."

This tip was left by Scooby42 from Bristol.

How to replace a washing machine door handle

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 4.7 out of 5 (378 customers)
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    By - Hendon

    Our washing machine was giving us problems because we couldn't open the door properly. We changed the door handle with this part, that wasn't easy, we would appreciate some instructions...but we did it anyways, and we are very happy with the result for the price we put on it.
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    By - Suffolk

    I have used Espares 2 or 3 times the parts are easy to find on their web site and normal in stock. with out this service I would had to call out my local repair guy and thats never cheap
  • Very easy to fit.

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    By - Stoke on Trent

    I had only broken the handle but as I didn't want to do the job twice I decided to buy the full kit, I was glad I had as other parts were worn,it was an easy and straightforward job.

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  • Q problems fitting door handle kit spring 5 Answers

    As was was to much in a hurry i never paid enough attention to the position of the retaning spring can you please help to allow me to install this kit many thanks

    By 1957 - falkirk - 22 October 2009

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      I eventuall managed this, but for goodness sake take a photo before taking apart. I did not and wrestled for hours, until I noticed 'MHCUZZ' comment, the loop goes on the inside of the door latch, the hooks facing inward. When you reassemble the two sides there is a slight resistene around the latch, this is the spring tensioning. Eureka!

      By Team GB - Fife - 28 April 2015

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      When you take the door apart you'll probably hear a ping as the spring comes away from the chrome door assembly - this provides all the tension for the spring. When refitting, make sure that you fit the chrome surround around the locking mechanism first - you'll feel pressure from the spring as it gets forced against the surround. You can check the door handle paddle to be sure. Then push down the rest of the surround and screw tight. Nightmare to fit without instructions and the video does not help much at all!! But it DOES work...

      By ladily - Devon - 04 April 2015

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      I had exactly the same difficulties but eventually realised that what's important is getting the U in the spring to act against the metal catch not the plastic handle. Once I had that sorted it was no problem

      By mhcuzz - sheff - 28 January 2014

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      can be a little tricky. the chrome door surround needs to press against the spring. It took me about 6 goes to get it right

      By dalgleish1221 - bristol - 29 March 2010

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      the spring should be fitted so the two legs press against the inside of the door rim

      By jed1421 - north east england - 04 January 2010

  • Q How do I fit Washing Machine Door Handle for Hoover Washing Machine (Part # ES544940)... 3 Answers

    Hi, I bought the washing machine handle replacement kit recently, however when I came to fit the handle I noticed that the screws used to unscrew the inner door are of an odd shape/size i.e. it's not a Phillips, Cross-head or Allen key screw. Can anyone please help advise on what type of instrument I should be using to remove this? Thanks in advance, YK

    By SkyBluesSam - London - 11 November 2008

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      Hi Skybluessam, your fellow customers are right; you'll need a torx head screwdriver to fit this part. You can find one right here: http://www.espares.co.uk/part/kitchen-appliances/p/1/0/0/0/1251179/9-piece-torx-head-screwdr.html

      By Rory eSpares Staff - 06 May 2010

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      I believe they are "Star" shape bits, commonly referred to a "TORX" bits. Available from most good DIY or Tool Stores.

      By mac200 - Woodley, Reading - 03 May 2010

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      I've just done the very same job, this morning and fitted a new handle. You need a set of tamperproof star head screwdrivers or bits. They are designed to remove security screws and special headed bolts etc. My set is a 16 piece torx bit set and can be obtained at any good DIY store. Good Luck!

      By Fixitorbust - BRADFORD - 15 November 2008

  • Q What should it look like? 2 Answers

    Ok staff. I have purchased this kit and am struggling with your attempted explanations. We didn't take a photo before disassembling - doh! CAN YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ONE! There isn't a close enough instructional on YouTube. The EXACT positioning of the spring is the only thing stopping this job getting done. Thanks

    By Ptertle - South Norwood - 03 December 2014

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      Thank you for response. Yes, a photo was a big ask but any kind of diagram would be a help. I do think this could be included on your site or within the kit packaging. The long spring makes it an unfathomable jigsaw puzzle.

      By Ptertle - 04 December 2014

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      We are sorry but cannot provide a photograph as we do not have access to one of theses machines. We buy our own second hand machines to film repairs on and at this time do not have any Hoover washing machines.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 04 December 2014

  • Q Is there a picture of the mechanism in place? Door latch stays loose once everything has been put back together - any ideas? 2 Answers

    By ommpahpah - Portsmouth - 14 January 2010

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      the sprig should be behind the latch so as to push it away from handle in order for it to lock when closed

      By montydog - pembrokeshire - 16 March 2010

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      I would gues that you have not got the spring located correctly to hold the latch in the closed position.

      By joneso - 19 January 2010

  • Q Hoover wash/mach HNF6127 does not completely pump out at end of cycle do I need to change the pump ? 2 Answers

    By Anonymous - 11 January 2010

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      try cleaning the filter first, i usuallyt find sticks in mine which restricts the pump

      By dalgleish1221 - bristol - 29 March 2010

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      Please take a look through the website below to see if you can spot an article that can advise you on your fault. If not perhaps give Hoover a call and do a quick diagnosis on the phone with them. http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/washing-machine-repairs.html

      By eSparesToby eSpares Staff - 19 January 2010