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I have a Hotpoint first edition washing machine, after removing the door to change broken latch, I cannot put door back on because the plate inside that's needed for the hingd screw's to catch hold of has fallen down, I have looked under the machine but it's not there and I don't know where else it could of fallen, someone please help me by suggesting where might be. Thank you. Lorraine Malpass.

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SOURCE: Door catch, handle, or mechanism broken

sorry but do not understand the question, if the **** has fallen off the door cannot be opened.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Broken door hinge replacement on Hotpoint Ultima

Remove all the screws securing the 2 door halves together, and gently prize apart the two halves with a screwdriver or similar, be careful not to drop the door glass.. You will probably be better off removing the door from the front of the m/c altogether.
Replace broken parts as req'd.
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Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: broken machine door handle :(

Unplug at the mains, remove lid and door catch can be released from inside the machine.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: The door catch on my Hotpoint Aquarius WT540

You need to seperate the 2 halves of the door, remove all screws securing the 2 halves together, and prize apart.
You will then see how all the parts are fitted.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Hotpoint VTD20G broken door handle and latch

screwdriver?

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The door latch is probably broken. Emergency opening can be done accessing the door latch from the inside of the washer assembly.

Before attempting an emergency opening, disconnect power cord and empty water inside the machine through the filter located at the bottom front side of the machine.

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Hi,
Never reach inside the washing machine with it connected to the mains. The door interlock is always live.
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•A broken door catch or door frame where the door catch screws in (they are rubbish on many Hotpoints - always breaking) you can sometimes get the door open if you push the door firmly in as you open it
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