How To Replace Spin Basket In Hotpoint Front Load Washer

How To Replace Spin Basket In Hotpoint Front Load Washer

This Hotpoint washer repair guide provides instructions on how to change the spin basket in a top-load washer. The spin basket holds clothes during the washing cycle. If the spin basket gets damaged at the point of attachment to the hub and creates an ominous banging or a rubbing noise during spin cycles take it off and replace it. If your basket appears chipped or has rust spots It is possible to replace it.

Rust may cause marks to your clothes. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Turn off the power and water. Unplug the power cord to the outlet on your wall. Turn off the valves for water supply of the Hotpoint washer. Wear protective gloves. Let someone assist you in moving the Hotpoint washer away from the wall.

Remove the top panel. Tape the lid closed to prevent it from opening and cause damage to the control console. The screws that hold the top of the Hotpoint washer’s 2 hinge brackets from the back have to be removed. The wire cover is removed from the Hotpoint washer by taking off the screw. Slide the top panel forward about half an inch, then lift the front panel by about a quarter of an inch. The panel should remain slightly raised and then push it back a quarter inch to take off the brackets. The top panel is able to be lifted and placed against the wall in front of the Hotpoint washer.

Take off the tub ring: Take the bottom of the tub ring out to free it from the tabs that lock it to the outside of the plastic washtub. Use the slot screwdriver, if needed. Remove the tub ring of the Hotpoint washer. To take the impeller off, insert an appropriate screwdriver into the hole located at the base of the cap.

Then pull the cap away from the impeller. Use a wrench or socket to remove the bolt that holds the impeller to the drive motor shaft. Hold the impeller tightly and pull it out of the Hotpoint washer. Take the spin basket from the tub for washing. Put the spanner wrench on top of the spin basket so that the wrench teeth are within contact with the nut. In order to loosen the spanner nuts utilize a hammer and hit the arm of the spanner wrench. After that, spin the spanner nut until it’s completely free. Then remove it from the washer. Straighten the spin basket and remove it from the washer tub. Set up the spin basket.

Place the spin basket on the top of the shaft. After that, you’ll have to work the spin basket downwards until the shaft is completely covered. Install the spanner nuts and then thread it into the bottom of the spin basket. The spanner nuts should be tightened by hand. Next, you should use the spanner wrench to tighten the spanner nuts. In order to make the spanner nuts tighter apply a sufficient amount of force to hit the spanner wrench’s limb with a strike.

Install the impeller once more. The impeller should be pushed on top of the motor until it is fully set. Connect the bolt to the impeller and tighten it. Connect the cap to the top of your impeller. Reinstall the tub ring Set the tub rings over the top of the tub, and push it down. To secure the tabs, press the tabs down which are located over the tabs for locking.

Reinstall the top panels: Carefully lower the top panel. Set the brackets in motion by pulling the panel forward by about 1/4 inch until it drops and the brackets are engaged. To lock the panel flush with the frame, press the panel back about 1/4 inch. The lid on the washer must be taken off. The screws must be put to the top of the hinges on the rear of your console.

Make sure the screws are secured. The tabs should be positioned on the left side. Then place the slots on the left side. Place the mounting screw. The mounting screw should be tightened to secure the wire cover in place. Restore the water and power Then, turn on the water supply valves. Plug the washer into an electrical outlet. Restore the Hotpoint washer back to its original spot. You can calibrate the washer by turning the dial counterclockwise for 1 time. In less than six seconds swiftly turn the dial three clicks clockwise. Then, one counterclockwise, and one more clockwise. When you are in the diagnostic mode, all light status indicators will be lit up. For a reset, do an entire rotation of the dial counterclockwise. If the status lights don’t blink, you can turn the knob again faster.

When in the diagnostic mode, select the Calibration Cycle by turning the control dial by 4 clicks clockwise. When the Rinse light comes activated and you press Start, the cycle will begin. The Calibration Cycle will run for around 2 to 3 minutes. The Calibration Cycle is complete, and the washer will turn off.