The lifter in your washing machine drum is responsible for agitating your clothes so that the dirt disperses and your laundry becomes clean. If the drum lifter is broken not only will your clothes not get as clean as they should, but you could also risk creating tears in the items that you’re trying to clean. In a similar vein you could lose socks and small articles of clothing through the gap a missing lifter creates.
Replacing a drum lifter in most washing machine models is quite easy. In this new eSpares video Helen will show you how to fit a drum lifter in a Hotpoint washing machine: