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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are not sure what you are doing, call out an engineer and have the job carried out properly with safety testing at the end of the job!
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
JUST GOT A NEW HOTPOINT STARTED TEST WASH ALL THE LIGHTS FLASHED SO SWITCHED OFF TRIED AGAIN NO JOY. TECHNICIAN COME OUT SAID THE CIRCUIT BOARD WAS GONE, NOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU BUT THOUGHT I'D LET YOU KNOW!
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
SOURCE: i put a load in
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
'.........and since then the water has been in the washing machine.'
It is likely that the drain motor/pump has been unable to drain all of the water out of the machine.
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Sep 04, 2011
its your motor and possibly could be limescale in the pump
Posted on Aug 08, 2012
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