A faulty door hinge makes closing the door on your dishwasher difficult, and can then possibly cause further damage. This video shows how to repair this common problem on either Hotpoint or Indesit machines.
If you need to replace the door hinge mechanism on your dishwasher, you will be pleased to know that you have found the right website to help you out!
No matter that you haven’t an idea where to start - that’s where we come in. We’ll show you how to replace the hinge successfully 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.
Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.
Caution: Due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury when carrying out this repair.
Step 2 - Remove The Front Door Panel
Ok here goes then...you need to start by removing the outer panel of the door, which you do by removing the screws at the back of the door (be careful when removing the last screw, as the front panel will drop down)
Step 3 - Fitting The Pivot
You should now be able to see the hinge mechanism, and where the pivot and clip should be. When we open the door a little, we can see that the two parts of the hinge on this dishwasher are not connected. Here we will put the pivot into place, and then add the clip to hold it in position.
You will notice that the clip has a number of tabs which face a certain direction, which means that the pivot needs to go through it and then be locked into place.
When replacing the pivot and clip you need to make sure that those tabs are facing outward - so that the pivot locks in. Proceed to pop the pivot into place, making sure that it goes through both parts of the hinge.
Step 4 - Fitting The Clip
To fit the clip, we recommend that you don’t use a pair of pliers, as you may damage the clip or be unsuccessful in fitting it. So what we recommend is to use a socket which goes over the clip - and then you can squeeze all the parts together with a pair of water pump pliers.
Please Note: Instead of a socket you could use a small nut (as long as it's slightly bigger than the clip or the same size, it will ensure that the clip locks onto the pivot correctly)
Step 5 - Refit The Front Panel
Ok then, nearly there now! All that is left for you to do is to refit the front door panel.
Give yourself a big pat on the back! You have succeeded in fixing the door hinge mechanism on your dishwasher - all because of your hard work and a little help from us at eSpares.
You will now be able to use your dishwasher knowing that there is a steady and reliable hinge on your door, enabling your door to be opened and closed safely and correctly.
Time To Clean Your Dishwasher?
If you have noticed that your dishwasher has been left without a good clean for a while, you can show it some loving care and attention by cleaning it with the eSpares Limescale & Detergent remover.
This will help maintain the performance of your dishwasher, and protect it from limescale build-up, bad odours and bacteria build-up.
Need To Locate The Correct Door Hinge For Your Dishwasher?
Here at eSpares we have a wide range of Door Hinges for you to select from - performing this repair yourself will save you money in avoiding engineer call outs or even from buying a new appliance.
For more tips and help to diagnosing faults with your appliances you can see the other articles available within our advice centre.