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Post# 1060133   2/10/2020 at 07:40 (1,146 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        

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after a lot of trying i still haven't been able to get the pulley nut to unscrew
does anyone have any suggestions


Post# 1060241 , Reply# 1   2/11/2020 at 09:32 (1,145 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Hi Matthew

I assume you mean the drum pulley and nut. I've found the only way is with
a socket drive and a long lever as you'd use to change a wheel on a car, wrenches and adjustable spanners are more likely to result in accidents than success in my opinion, I'm sure it's a
m20 thread with requiring a 30mm socket, but worth checking that. As always, worth looking up older threads in the searchalator, the thread entitled `Introducing the Hotpoint9562 electronic de luxe l.e.' shows me using the socket in one of the photos. Even with the long lever and the pulley held with a chock of wood, the force required and almost roll the machine over, thats how tight some of these nut can be.

Hope all that helps.


Post# 1060243 , Reply# 2   2/11/2020 at 09:34 (1,145 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
It's post 291038

reply 42 in the suggested thread.

Post# 1060285 , Reply# 3   2/11/2020 at 15:40 (1,145 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
hotpoint 9530w

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i have tried this but with a ratchet and a long extension but it still isn't moving
i have bought a 30mm spanner and that has done the same thing
i think the spanner + the neighbour's lump hammer is an order or even his sledge hammer on the spanner, i hope it doesn't snap or the chock slip as a spoke is already snapped off
i might actually just cut it off with my hacksaw if the hammers and spanner fail.

Post# 1060289 , Reply# 4   2/11/2020 at 16:21 (1,145 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Fair enough

they can be tough especially if it's been on there many years. all the best with it, this is the model my grandparents got in 1986, 309 from south wales electricity board shop.


Post# 1060323 , Reply# 5   2/12/2020 at 04:31 (1,144 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
its been on there since it came from the factory

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the bearings are ivory smooth though
i have tried a lot of WD40 and a few other things to get it to budge
like standing on the spanner and asking my dad to hold the hammer handle in the pulley

Post# 1060329 , Reply# 6   2/12/2020 at 07:03 (1,144 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

If the bearings are good, why do you want to undo it? Best left alone if possible.


Be careful. I was struggling to undo the same nut on a 9560W over 20 years ago. Slipped and severed a tendon on my hand. Needed a stay overnight in hospital and surgery next day. I still have the scar.


I did get it undone when I got back and recovered ... wearing strong leather gloves. One lever through spokes of pulley, into ridges on back of drum, to stop pulley turning. Lever on socket on nut, belt lever with mash hammer till it releases. Wear eye protection, ear muffs and heavy leather gloves. Use strong tools that won't snap with this abuse. Yours has stayed together 20 years longer than mine, so will be even harder to undo...


Restoring an old washing machine is a wonderful thing to do, but it is not worth injuring yourself.

Post# 1060424 , Reply# 7   2/13/2020 at 02:56 (1,144 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
i have been to hospital for this

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i cut my arm open on the rear panel of my 1992 philips whirlpool awm1860 during a bearing change and i needed steri strips as it was too late to be glued or stitched

Post# 1060465 , Reply# 8   2/13/2020 at 13:05 (1,143 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Matthew.
The photo is from way back when a 95620 was repaired, by Mathew, Rob and myself - photo is the one from the 95620 thread that I created at the time.
Exactly as Gizmo and Mathew describe.

As has been said before, Hotpoint 95's are full of sharp edges - if the bearings are still good, then I would leave them alone until they start failing.

Either way, congrats on acquiring a very good machine (my aunt's lasted from 1986 through till around 2012/2013 and was written by an upstairs flood, which came through the kitchen ceiling).


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Post# 1060511 , Reply# 9   2/14/2020 at 05:49 (1,142 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        

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i am an idiot but i was attempting to have a look at the spider to see if it was incorrectly installed as it was rubbing againgst the outer tub front at 1000rpm while it was empty.
a spoke of the pulley also snapped off completely, this happened to Brandon from florenceballarda3060 as well to the same model as mine.

Post# 1060532 , Reply# 10   2/14/2020 at 11:48 (1,142 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
ah now you can see

i'm using the socket with a short extension shaft so that the long lever, probably about a meter long, is clear of the back of the machine, so that if anything slips we're away from sharp edges etc, but I too have been to A and E, but that was trying to get the clamp band around the front of a servis door boot, the thing sprang off and cut my eyebrow area. All we can say is to learn these lessons along the way.

Post# 1060545 , Reply# 11   2/14/2020 at 15:06 (1,142 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
i think i just found out the date code

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can anyone tell me when the machine was manifactured.
the code is 05 519551

Post# 1060547 , Reply# 12   2/14/2020 at 16:35 (1,142 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        
Date code 05

Hi Matthew.
Yours is an early one, from May 1986 - production started in April 1986.


Post# 1060600 , Reply# 13   2/15/2020 at 04:59 (1,141 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
sorry paul

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i was looking at a video wth a bad camera that showed my code it is actually
06 519651

Post# 1060716 , Reply# 14   2/16/2020 at 12:54 (1,140 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
dating to??????

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June 1986 i checked the code and it isn't a pre production model i don't think

Post# 1061377 , Reply# 15   2/23/2020 at 19:07 (1,133 days old) by Washerguy02 (Manchester )        
Unscrewing the pulley nut of vintage hotpoints

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I'm also having the same trouble undoing the pulley nut on my hotpoint aquarius wd62 washer dryer which is the same internal design as the 95s.

I've used the stick a hammer/rubber mallet to lock the drum and a 30mm ratchet socket to help remove the nut it did nothing.

I even wacked the 30mm ratchet spanner really hard with a hammer it did nothing.

Thought I would post as I appear to be in the same situation too as OP


Post# 1062131 , Reply# 16   3/3/2020 at 04:43 (1,124 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        
well i finally acted on the bolt

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i have taken the 9530 apart and taken the entire drum unit out of the machine along with all of the concrete weights and the smooth GEC motor. the bearings are fine as well and the inner drum i think is undamaged i will have to see. the reason that i tried the bolt in the first place was due to the inner drum rubbing the front plate at 1000 rpm. i hope that i can get it off with a 30mm spanner and the neighbours lump hammer or through just sheer force and a lot of patience.
i have never had a bolt this arrogant to unscrew as usually the bolt just unscrews and the pulley also unscrews and the drum usually comes out with relative ease and the repair can be made

but this was my fault but i have never had a pulley break like that ever.

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