After ten years of faithful service, our Hotpoint dishwasher is telling us that it needs servicing. We had a leak a couple of weeks ago that prompted us to clean all the debris traps in it. We thought performing that PM corrected this leaking issue but it didn't. While we don't get the amount of leakage that we did with the clogged traps, we are still getting enough that we had to put a towel down to absorb it. I got the proper part to replace it but, there are no instructions or a diagram to assist us in installation. I still have my owner's manual but, it also doesn't contain any schematics or instructions on replacing worn parts. I would be grateful if you could assist us with this problem
My husband did not look thru the packaging that the gasket was sent in well enough. When a diagram or schematic did not seem to be forthcoming from the Internet and the manufacturer's website, that'prompted my husband to look thru the packaging more thoroughly.
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Hello. If the unit is over ten years old, I advise against repair. But if you do wish to consider repair, here are the things to look at
Main tub sealNote… If the main motor of your dishwasher is mounted vertically, beneath the center bottom of the dishwasher, the following instructions probably apply to you. But if your motor is mounted horizontally, the pump isn't serviceable--you need to replace the entire pump and motor assembly.The main tub seal is beneath the drain impeller. It prevents the water in the dishwasher from leaking out near the shaft of the motor. To get to the seal, which is inside the dishwasher, remove the:Lower rackSpray armSpray arm supportWash/drain impellersThen pry the seal out of its housing and replace it.Door gasket or sealOver time, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to seal properly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them if they've begun to leak. Water-inlet valveThe water-inlet valve, itself, seldom leaks. But, the water-supply line from the house and the rubber tube leading from the valve to the inside of the dishwasher may leak. Tighten or repair/replace these as necessary.The water-inlet valve could mechanically stick open. When that happens, the water continues to flow into the dishwasher, which then floods your kitchen. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher, and replace the valve.HosesBehind the lower access panel on your dishwasher are several rubber or plastic hoses. If the leak appears at a connection, try a new clamp. If that doesn't work, replace the hose.
Switch the machine off and unplug at the mains. Leave for ten minutes, then plug in and switch on. My dishwasher control panel had a mind of its own and did what it wanted including leaving water in the bottom of the machine. The electrics sometimes need re-booting! Hotpoint suggested the solution and it worked for me. Saved me £99 call out charge. Good luck.
Dishwasher noise is such a pain, especially in a new kitchen that you need to leave just to have a conversation.
There is nothing to be done to make the dishwasher quieter. Upgrading is the way to go. I now own the amazingly quiet LG LDF8812ST which works well for me and is EnergyStar rated. I really did not know the dishwasher was running, and visitors often comment on how quiet it is as we chat around the kitchen table.
But it takes time to get used to a water and energy conserving dishwasher. You need to make sure the arms are not blocked with each load and not use ultra-cheap detergent powder. Also, the plastic items will not dry like the older dishwasher.
This type dishwasher has a gasket/seal beneath the lower rack (sump gasket)
You would be able to see it if you pulled out the lower rack and removed the lower arm and filter (please only do this if you are mechanically inclined. Also, replacing a sump gasket is a MAJOR repair and pretty tough to do. You don't say how old this dishwasher is but if it is more than 4 years old, unless you have an extended warranty, it is probably best to replace rather than call for repair service.
A noise could be created by something getting down into the motor-pump assembly piece of glass, piece of bone, wire tie anything really. If this is the case and you can remove it before it causes further damage problem solved. At ten years old the problem may be the motor and or pump one thing to consider before putting money into it is disheashers average 7-10 years these days. Good Luck.
This a generic problem with hotpoint dishwashers.. Water is present in the flood catching tray at the bottom which usually
indicates that there is a leak somewhere. More often than not this is
just a pipe with a poor fitting and simply tightening the clip is
enough to stop the leak. Our machine had a very slow leak from one pipe
(not enough to trigger the alarm) which was fixed in this way. The leak
is detected by a small float switch located in the flood catch tray.
Undo 4 screws on the metal plate under the dishwasher 3 at the front 1
at the back, this reveals The pump check the seals are in place on the