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Washing Machine Drum Paddle Stock Number: ES186730

Washing Machine Drum Paddle - ES186730
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4.7 out of 5 Rated 4.7 out of 5 (361 customers)

Genuine spare part for select models of Indesit, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint washing machines

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Manufactured by Hotpoint

(This part fits select models)

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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 avoid unfortunate damages to your clothes. 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 for select models of Indesit, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint washing machines.

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

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(361 reviews)

4.7 out of 5

Ease of fitting 4 out of 5
Quality 5 out of 5
Value 4 out of 5
  • manchester
    5.0 out of 5

    good easy fix

    good product, easy to fix.. my old one came loose and these just slide back in.

    Ease of fitting 5.0 out of 5
    Quality 5.0 out of 5
    Value 5.0 out of 5
  • Cornwall
    5.0 out of 5

    very good value

    This is the first time that I have used espares and will most definitely be using them again. The site was fairly easy to navigate, items were easy to order and arrived quickly

    Ease of fitting 5.0 out of 5
    Quality 5.0 out of 5
    Value 5.0 out of 5
  • Croydon
    5.0 out of 5

    Good fitting part

    Seems genuine part. Good tight fit. Note that you'll need to watch a few YouTube videos to see how to fit this. The metal tab on the drum needs to be angled and lowered, so the part can slide into place. Then you need to find a tool (e,g, stiff wire with 5mm at the end bent to 90 degrees) to insert into the 6th hole from the front of the machine, and use it to pull the metal tab up to lock the paddle securely.

    Ease of fitting 4.0 out of 5
    Quality 5.0 out of 5
    Value 4.0 out of 5
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12 Questions and 13 Answers

By cllyjo - - 07 February 2010
  • I was told a bra wire can do this or a 50p. By LKH - Leeds - 16 January 2017
  • 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
  • eSparesMalindi from eSpares
    eSparesMalindi at eSpares says...

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

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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
  • 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
  • eSparesMalindi from eSpares
    eSparesMalindi at eSpares says...

    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.

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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
  • Chris from eSpares
    Chris at eSpares says...

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

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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
  • Chris from eSpares
    Chris at eSpares says...

    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.

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By salj03 - - 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. By tapper - West Midlands - 05 August 2010
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