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hi The washing machine tub, or basket, generally doesn't cause problems. However, at times it may cause damage to the laundry, make a lot of noise, vibrate, or stop completely.

If laundry is torn during the wash cycle, feel around the tub. If you find a rough spot, you may be able to smooth it with an emery board. Sand the spot lightly. If this doesn't work -- or if you have to cut to bare metal to remove the roughness -- the tub should be replaced. In this case, it's probably much wiser to replace the entire washer.

The agitator -- the finned part that fits on the tub shaft -- can also tear laundry if the fins are cracked or broken. You may be able to solve the problem temporarily by pinching off the splinters with pliers and lightly filing the plastic smooth, but this is just a stopgap measure; the agitator should be replaced. Replace a damaged agitator with a new one of the same type. To do this, unscrew the cap on top of the agitator. With the cap off, pull straight up on the agitator; it should lift off. If it doesn't move, rap its side with a hammer. If it still won't lift off, drive wedges under the bottom rim of the agitator to dislodge it. Then set the new agitator into place and replace the agitator cap.

Damage to the snubber, a padlike device sometimes located under the agitator cap, can cause the machine to vibrate excessively. The snubber may have a suspension spring in it. Lift off the agitator cap and examine the snubber. If the spring is broken, or if the pad is visibly worn, replace the entire snubber. Snubbers might also be found at the splash guard at the top of the tub, under the transmission, or as part of the water pump housing. Look around until you see it.

If the machine doesn't have a snubber, listen for noise at the suspension unit between the tub and the machine cabinet. The suspension unit has fins or pads that may need replacement. In some cases, the entire unit may have to be replaced. Another noise point is the basket support nut. Tighten the nut or, if you can't tighten it, replace it.

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Nov 11, 2008


There can be many reasons why the machine does not agitate. If it does not complete the cycle, then it can be a problem with the timer control, see The cycle doesn't advance .
If cycle goes on, but does not agitate, it can be the agitator and more, see It doesn't agitate or There's no delicate or regular spin or agitate

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Oct 08, 2008


hi, i have a hoover 500 mb, occasionally it will not [ click into ] the wash cycle, then gets confused and does not spin dry properly

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Sep 17, 2008


I have a Second Hoover HTC243 , I don't have the user manual . I don't know how to use it , can u tell me how to use it

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Sep 10, 2008


the clicking sound could be the brake arm worn its white and in the middle near the gear box,the reset is for water only.the outlet pump is at the back where the drain hose comes out.the filter is in the middle of the agitator just pull it out.check the belt isnt loose.

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Sep 01, 2008


no not normal many different things can be wrong need more info

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on May 10, 2008


there should be a wiring diagram on board in an envelope or taped somewhere you can get one from sears too

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on May 08, 2008


Try Replacing the drive belt.
Check it first to make sure that is functioning

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on May 08, 2008


They sound

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Mar 02, 2008


make sure thers nothing stuck in the pump and the pump is not faulty.somtimes a coin can get stuck in the drain hose causing it to not drain intermittently

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Mar 02, 2008


The load might be unbalanced, and will not spin at full speed as it could damage the machine. Try reloading the machine.

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Jul 10, 2007


Possible your outlet filter is blocked, check this out first, then your outlet pump, and clean it; refer to your manual.

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on May 28, 2007


the cycle timer is beginning to sieze because it needs oil. disassemble washer to the point where you can apply small drops of 30W machine oil to the timer's bearings

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on May 23, 2007


Jimbo, thanks for letting us know the way you solved the problem. I am sure it will help other people who will face it in the future.

Hoover HTC243... | Answered on Jun 28, 2006

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