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How to Fit a Washing Machine Drum Paddle or Lifter

We are sure that you value your clothes, so make sure that the next time you put the washing on it does not lead to the destruction of your favourite items of clothing!

A broken agitator paddle in your washing machine could lead to you experiencing rips in your clothing - so it is important that you keep an eye on the paddle (otherwise known as lifter) to make sure it is in good working condition.

If you do need to replace the drum paddle in your washing machine, then you will be pleased to know that you have come to the right place! If you are unsure where to start there’s no need to panic. We’ll talk you through how to successfully replace the drum paddle without damaging your appliance.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What You Will Need:

Step 1 - Switch Off Your Appliance

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.

Step 2- Remove The Old Drum Paddle

To remove the old drum lifter, press down on the metal tab under the third hole and pull the lifter forward.

Step 3- Fit The New Drum Paddle

With the lifter removed put the new one in placed, making sure that the three pips are at the front and lined up with the holes; once this has been done, pop it back in place and slide it back.

There you have it, a step-by-step guide to replacing a washing machine drum paddle / lifter on, helping the washing machine to perform to its optimum level.

Fancy Giving Your Washing Machine Some Loving Care & Attention?

Your washing machine no doubt works hard for you in getting your clothes nice and clean. If you want to show it some TLC, then it is a great idea to protect it from the build-up of limescale & detergent that can happen over time in your machine. Introducing the eSpares Limescale & Detergent Remover - where by using this you can help protect from this, as well as removing bad odours and bacteria build-up.

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Need To Locate The Correct Drum Paddle For Your Washing Machine?

Here at eSpares, we have a wide-range of replacement washing machine drum paddles for you to select from - so you can soon be on your way to repairing it yourself. 

If you need any advice regarding repairs to your appliances at home, eSpares provide many helpful advice articles in our advice centre (link to) If you know the specific part that you are after you can find a whole array of various spares across your home and garden appliances on the eSpares website


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