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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with such a major fault it is virtually impossible for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what is wrong with your washer. We would need to know exactly at what point in the programs it does it ;-0(
It could be internal wiring/plugs sockets, control panel switches, control PCB, water inlet control valves, door solenoid as primary suspects. Secondary suspects could be main motor, drain motor.
I fear that your only real option is a service call as the engineer will have the right equipment to safely diagnose what is wrong.
Also as a help for the future there is no need to change a fuse if it hasn't blown ;-0)
Sorry again and good luck,
John C

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Here are my complete, general pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the filter and the motor ;-0)
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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.

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!
John C

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011


(and again!) Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

For most Hotpoint (and other named) models 'F07' means 'heater relay (possibly) stuck'. 'Check power supply connections to the heater, wiring and module (i.e. PCB) connections' (apparently poor PCB connections are often the cause)
Good luck,
John C

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011


You will need to use a Y-piece on the cold water valve, any hardware store will have them
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Then simply run 2 hoses to the machine from the 1 valve.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011


Hi,

Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out this tip...

Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin


If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkout this tip...

Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning


heatman101

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011


hello. andrew check the pump first it has drain before it spins if the pump is ok then the cause could be the module board this sits at the back of the machine usually has a load of wires coming off it hope it helps

regards
shaun

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


Hi,

Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out this tip...

Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin


If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkout this tip...

Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning


heatman101

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Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


hello is it pumping out water if not check the pump for blockages it has to pump water out first then it should go into spin cycle. if does pump water out and still not spinning then there could be a problem with the module board this control the motor speeds hope it helps

regards
shaun

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


Usually, if it is making loud nosies and thumps when spining, it is your basket drive. Of course, it would need changed.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I suggest 1) a replacement belt and 2) follow my guidance notes on fitting ;-0)
These are pre-typed!
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Belts are not expensive- sorry I do not know how much yours would cost- and are easy to be changed by a competent person:-
REMOVE POWER FROM THE MACHINE AND REMOVE THE BACK.
The motor support bolts should be loosened and the old belt removed. Often putting the new belt on is a bit of a struggle, even with the motor 'loose', because it is new and smaller!
Once on it should be tensioned by pulling the motor against the belt firmly- but not over tight- and the motor support bolts tightened.
ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD ANY FORM OF LEVERAGE BE USED TO TENSION THE BELT. THAT COULD LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE BELT, MOTOR AND BEARINGS- EXPENSIVE!

Hope this is your problem solved.
Good luck,
John C

Hotpoint... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


This is most likely a problem with your drain line. Check to make sure it's not filling with water and that there is a gap around the line in the drain hole to prevent vacuum lock. Give the hose a good shake and see if that dislodges any stuck water.
You could also have something caught in the valve which is preventing it from opening and closing properly.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


if you have two connections on rear then no hot and cold needed .. if one just cold water.. bsc appliances 07779933829 spares and repairs

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


Rebecca, try unplugging it and plugging it back in. Your looking for a reset. If that doesn't work, let me know.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


Is it a dishwasher a washing machine or a drier? Washing machines don't have rotating arms and you said "I've managed to get the drier to drain"

I will assume it is a dishwasher in which case it sounds like your pump has failed.
I hope I have been of help but please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
I appreciate your vote if you appreciate my reply.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


water pump is broken

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011


Hi,

Although I do not know your particular machine I strongly suspect that the heater element is malfunctioning/broken. Even if it is a hot and cold fill it still requires the element to heat the water up to the correct temperature for the selected wash. If it is cold fill only it certainly needs the element all of the time- apart from rinses!
Sorry but it depends now on who you have at hand to repair as to your next step.

John C

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011


Hi.
It could be a combinatrion of both things, as bearings often fail, and the drum supportt is prone to corrosion and metal fatigue, which would give the exact symptoms you describe.
Either way it involves a complete stip down of washer to determine the exact problem

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


The belt is designed to be tight as it is self tensioning,the best way to do it is to remove both the top cover and the rear panel.
Tilt the washer forward and get someone to hold it for you,
fit the belt round the motor pulley first, and slowly feed it round the drum pulley turning the pulley at the same time. it will be tight, so watch your fingers, you can line the belt up properly once you have it round both pulleys.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011


There was more than 1 type of motor fitted to this model of washer. so it is important to get the correct thype of brush.
Have you tried Hotpoint direct?
Go to---


WWW.HOTPOITSERVICE.CO.UK

Follow the menu on the left.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011

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