Amana NFW7200TW Part Ordered: WPL 34001424 (cover door)The plastic screw posts surrounding the hinge on the door cracked on this unit. I already ordered & received the parts from APP but can't seem to figure out how to get them back together (took it apart a few weeks ago...) I see that the door comes together in two parts and I understand exactly how they align. The door parts come together over the metal hinge (which is already attached to the washer) ... once the two door parts "sandwich" over the hinge the screws can be put back in.The problem is in order to bring these pieces together you've got to hold all three parts together in perfect alignment (pinching the parts together in order to get the screw holes and posts aligned properly). It doesn't sound so difficult - but it's an insanely challenging task... if the door is moved even 1mm the hinge posts come out of position?
Is it possible to take the hinge plate off the washing machine FIRST? (I tried) - but after removing the two screws on front of hinge plate it still wouldn't come off.
Is there a video, repair manual or diagram somewhere? A step by step guide to this particular repair (which seems to be very common on this model)?
ANSWER Michael, It's a lot easier if you remove the door assembly from the washer and perform the repair on covered, padded table or work bench. We'll send you some information that should be a lot more helpful.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, November 15, 2012