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Hotpoint drum removal

Anyone know how to get the drum out of this machine please as I have to replace the bearings which seems straight forward but cannot see how to remove the front to do so

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  • Martin smith May 19, 2014

    Job now done just needed a few pointers but worked it out for myself hardest part was getting the pins out of drum struts boy they were tight rest was straight forward



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The whole of the tub and drum assembly has to be removed and split down. If you have never done this before, I don't fancy your chances of success. Sorry to be negative

Posted on May 19, 2014


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Shaf Ahmed

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SOURCE: changing bearing on hotpoint FEW12??

welll its a long job.

first remove the top
then the front control panel.
disconnect any wires connected to the circuit board.

then remove the front panel with the door intact. to do this you must unscrew the the screws in the top and bottom and remove the screws for the door inter lock as well as undue the door gasket from the panel.

Then you got to remove the concrete weights. and pull the pegs in the legs from the drum side.

Then you got to dissconect the drainage at the bottom of the drum from the pump
remove the wires from the solenoid and disconnect the pressure switch from the small plastic tube.

undue the tubing from the soap draw to the drum
remove the clips near the springs.
undue the front metal panel which the board was connected to and remove the drum

if you need anymore help dont be afraid to ask.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007


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SOURCE: Hotpoint WF740 Aquarius Plus Drum Seized.

hi the code will flash that because of the drum being seized in my opinion the bearings have seized to replace them you will need to remove the front of the machine disconnect all the wires from the drum not the machine there are two plastic pegs holding the suspension legs to the drum which you will need to remove. push the pins in at the backof the pegs and pull out the pegs,sorry you will need too remove the two concrete blocks top/bottom first, then remove the pegs lift out the drum remove the fixings around the drum with a t-30/t-40 bit,then split the drum now comes the tricky bit - AT THE BACK OF THE DRUM IS A 13MM BOLT UNDO THIS ONE TAKE OFF THE FLY WHEEL AND THEN REPLACE THE BOLT HIT THIS BOLT AS HARD AND AS CLEANLY AS YOU CAN WITH A LARGE HAMMER SO THE STAINLESS STEEL DRUM COMES OUT THEN YOU NEED TO GET THE OLD BEARINGS OUT THESE CAN BE A PIG SOMETIMES SO DONT GIVE UP THEN REPLACE WITH NEW ONE'S PUT BACK TOGETHER IN REVERSE ORDER.hope this helps if you can think you can do it it's not as bad as it looks ,good luck

Posted on May 15, 2008


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SOURCE: Hotpoint bearing replacement

remove rear pulley and pull like crazy ..usually have to change rear shell bearing and seal are pressed in be sure to ck spindle on basket for scoring before reassembly if scored replace basket

Posted on Sep 27, 2008


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SOURCE: how do you remove underwire lodged between drum and outer case

hi to remove bra wire from between drums ? you might try this 1st ? if you diconnect water supply hoses and unplug power supply then remove rear panel from machine you will have access to the large rubber drain hose from outer drum down to discharge pump ? ok hose is held by spring wire clips both ends remove clips then hose you may find bra wire either in hose or close to drum drain if you need ? feel inside drom via drain hole ? or probe with a piece of coat hang wire ? you may even find the mysterious missing sock/ thong / etc when you disconnect the hose too?? any debri has to lay in bottom of outer drum and so a little patience will locate them using this method instead of removing the main front door sealto drum for access to same area also with rear panel off you can check belt tension ? hope this helps/inspires you ? best wishes from uk

Posted on Feb 26, 2009


Barry Coates

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SOURCE: How to I remove the drum from a Hotpoint WM64

Remove top cover and rear panel.
Remove belt and drum drive pulley.Remove clamp that secures door seal
Remove top control console panel.
Remove door lock.
Remove screws top and bottom holding front panel, remove front panel.
Remove spring clips holding plastic drum front, lift to one side plastic drum front cover.
Tap drum shaft to remove drum from container, remove bearings.
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Well to change the drum bearing on your machine is pretty straight forward if you have some sort of mechanical grasp but pretty much impossible if you dont..

the procedure is

first take of the top lid two screws either side and it comes off by lifting thefront end of the top and a slight push back and off ...

Then take out the soap draw and undue the 3 screws there.. remove the control panel by unclipping all the wires..

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The drum has 16 screws around it undue all theses they are star T-10 i think. undue all of them and split the drum open ...

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get your hammer out and knock out the bearing you might need some kind of small bolster or punch.. to remove these and if your bearings are damaged badly then your your probably end up with the outer cone stuck to the bearing shaft,,, be paitient clean it wd40 it and eventually is should come out.. now if you need anymore help then let me know

cheers vaccs../..

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