In a previous article, I shared how I replaced the suspension rods on the Fisher and Paykel (Model WL80T65CW1 Product Mkt 93114-B) washing machine, HOW TO FIXING OUT OF BALANCE ERROR ON FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE. In that article, I only talked about changing the suspension rods (dampening rubber bands) because I thought that was the only thing that needed to be replaced. Since then, the washing machine has been working fine until a few weeks ago when I started hearing a louder when the washing machine was in spin mode. I thought I’d check the insides again and noticed that 2 of the suspension traps broke which was definitely causing the noise as most likely the drum was hitting the sides. I decided to purchase a new set and replace all four straps.

Here’s a picture of the old vs a new strap. As you can clearly see, you will notice the old strap stretched and is much longer than the new one.

REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE old vs new strap

I replaced the suspension straps with one I found here: https://ebay.us/mthPy8

To replace the suspension just follow these steps:

  • Open the lid and you will see these two covers on the bottom corners of the washing machine.
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE covers
  • Use a small screw driver to pry the covers open
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE covers open
  • Remove the screw on each side of the washing machine
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE covers open remove screw
  • Lift up the cover and rest it on the end. I used some tape to make sure it doesn’t fall down
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE lift cover
  • As you can see from the above photo one side of the suspension strap snapped. Also the top left hand corner broke as well. There was a bit of dust that gathered so the plan was to also give it a good wipe inside and outside.
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE snapped trap
  • Replacing the strap is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is unhook the ends of the straps that connect to the washing machine drum.
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE removal of strap
  • Once the old suspension strap is removed, install the new one by connecting the suspension strap to the plastic rod holder which has the holes for the suspension straps.
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE connect new strap to the rod holder
  • Then connect the ends of the suspension straps to the side of the drum
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE connect new to the side of the drum
  • This is how it should look like after installing the new suspension strap
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  • Perform this process to all four suspension straps and give the washing machine a good clean
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  • Here’s a picture of the new suspension straps and a clean washing machine. You just need to put the lid back now and then put the screw and cover on.
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE 4
  • I also use the Dettol Washing Machine Cleaner 5 in 1 which removed 99.9% of germs and removes bad odours. You can get this from here: BUY HERE
REPLACING THE SUSPENSION BANDS ON THE FISHER AND PAYKEL WASHING MACHINE dettol washing machine cleaner

Hope this helps and here’s a video of the process:

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