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Hot point WF451 Issue. I want change the door rubber between the door and drum. How do I do this? Also the machine is making a noise on fast spin as if there is something in the drum catching. I have checked the drum and cannot see anything that may be catching, what could this be?

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Hi for changing the door seal check out the video section on www.selfix-uk.co.uk there are a few videos on the wf including bearing change which also covers the door seal as well. As far as the noise in your machine it could be almost any thing...if it's a scrapping noise it may be a bra wire caught between the drum and container, if its a tapping noise it may just be loose wires hitting on the cabinet or you may have a coin between the drum and container if it's a loud rattle, you could also have something in the pump housing...it's hard to diagnose noises without actually hearing them sorry

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