Hoover AAA160 Front Load Washer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


please check the fuse in the plug it should be13 amp it has no doubt blown after replacing it and happens again there might be a problem with the heating element it might be faulty or ruptured due to short circuit in the element eric

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017 | 84 views


if it.s the inner door lock catch, that attached to the front door handle
yes it can be replaced, take photo and model number of machine
order from washing machine repair shop. or download manual from malefactors site for correct part number, ,or if you need a repair engineer ring for a quote first, how much will it cost to replace my hoover inner front door catch, good luck

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Oct 05, 2016 | 62 views


Make sure the drain line isn't clogged with a sock or something small. Some models have a lint trap, usually at the front, that requires periodic cleaning. If the trap or drain line is partially obstructed, a first load's rinse water won't drain completely in the lowest part of the vertical drum you can't see. If this doesn't solve your issue, there is a pump problem.

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Apr 09, 2015 | 38 views


PLEASE INSPECT DOOR BOOT (RUBBER DOOR GASKET) IF NOT CAN BE FILL VALVES NOT COMPLETELY TURNING ITSELF OFF ,,, IF ALL LOOKS GOOD REPL/ PRESSURE SWITCH

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Nov 05, 2014 | 548 views


sounds like its the moter! when it goes in to spin the carbon brushes makes sparks and would prob do this but it normaly does it when the machine has been working a year aprox depending on use! it should not do this if its new or a month old! if under warrenty i would call them to get it checked as sparks is not good!

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Mar 01, 2013 | 159 views


it is a strong indication that your heating element is at fault

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Nov 23, 2012 | 26 views


Check the water level indicator not, make sure it is at full load. Also is the load balanced.

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Nov 03, 2012 | 33 views


normally its the middle one ok

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012 | 28 views


Washer drain time has exceeded limit, check for a plugged washer pump inlet screen.

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Jun 10, 2012 | 148 views


With the lid off, the cold one goes to the prewash bit of the powder dispenser and the conditioner syphon. The hot goes to the main wash powder dispenser. On the back there should be a H and C stamped into the metal (difficult to see when painted white!) and the cold often has a blue dot on the plastic thread.

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on May 18, 2012 | 91 views


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

The significant part of your posting is 'won't.......empty water' ;-0)

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!
John C

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011 | 110 views


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I suspect there is either limescale in the thread of the filter plug OR behind the filter itself and this is stopping the plug from being screwed home completely. Remove the plug, pull out the filter, clean filter compartment all round, especially at the back AND ensure the plug thread is completely free of limescale ;-0)

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011 | 313 views


This is almost certainly a simple problem with your empty pump filter being clogged. The empty cycle is timed and if it can't get all the water out in time because the filter is blocked and slowing the empty down, then it will fail safe and won't step on to the final spin cycle with excess water in the drum. While it's trying to get the water evacuated, you will probably see the machine doing a slow tumble for up to 8 minutes and you may also hear the empty pump running too.
You need to locate and clean the filter. Depending on the model (not familiar which with the model you mention) there is probably a round filter cap on the front of the machine at the bottom (It may be behind a small door or hidden behind a clip on panel on the bottom) Many models of this design also have a small hose to the right of the filter cap that you can pull out, remove a plug from and drain off any water in the filter before you remove the filter and get your floor wet, so take a look for this before you remove the filter and get soaked.


OR

You will need to access the debris trap from the back of the machine. If there is no filter at the front, pull the machine out and you will see a roughly oval panel at the bottom of the rear of the machine. Unscrew the 3 or 4 screws and unclip. Directly below the drum, you will now see a rubber "Cup" like bulge in the black pipe, with a plastic tube connected to a plastic pipe. The cup is held in place by a large jubilee clip. Unscrew the clip, pull off the rubber boot to expose the debris trap (A conical plastic cage with a ping pong ball in it) Take out the ball and the plastic trap, clean out the debris and replace the trap and the ball (Note that the cage may have a slot in it that locates in the rubber boot, make sure it lines up, or it won't reassemble correctly). Now push the boot back onto the fitting at the bottom of the drum where it came from and tighten up the jubilee clip, making sure that it is fitted correctly (it too may have a small slot out of it that fits around a protrusion on the bottom of the housing).

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Jul 20, 2011 | 69 views


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Following are my complete and generic 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!
John C

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011 | 29 views


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
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 spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
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.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT.
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!
John C

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011 | 46 views


Hi,
Here is a tip about how to clean your washer

Howto have a Clean Washer

heatman101

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011 | 601 views


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my guidance notes for checking both the drain filter and the drain motor ;-0)
-------------------------------------

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!) and most 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!

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
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. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
Manual
You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make) washer manual' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can either download for free or have to pay a nominal amount. During the process you will be asked for the actual model number!
Good luck,
John C.

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011 | 33 views


Likely problem is thqat the dispensing switch inside the washer does not work. Unplug the machine!!!
Undo the screws on the back, at the top of the machine. The top cover should cover should off, backward and expose 2 tio 3 of the these switches. Under the top cover there may be an instruction sheet, that may have a map of the position of the switches, and possibly of test codes. If it has test codes, follow the instuction to test the dispenser solenoids. If you don't hear a click when performing the test, the dispenser is likely bad. Test the other switch(es). If it/they click then you have a bad dispenser solenoid.

Replace it and problem should be corrected. Or, call service personnel if you cannot perform the ttesting described above,.

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011 | 48 views


Hi

Two things can cause this issue...first when the washer is unable to drain completely it won't spin, to solve this you can take off the bottom front panel and then clean the drain pump assembly. If the water is draining fine then the issue can be with the door lock assembly and should be replaced. If the door lock sends signal to the control that the door is not closed the washer won't spin. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Hoover AAA160... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011 | 195 views

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