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Hotpoint ADP 4501/5. Machine switches on (ie the lights come on) but nothing happens when you try to run any program and there is a pool of water at the bottom of the inside of the machine which hasn't drained away.

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  • stevejambo Oct 22, 2008

    Sorry this is a Whirlpool dishwasher, not hotpoint

  • stevejambo Oct 22, 2008

    Outlet pipe appears to be clear, could there be a blockage inside the machine which I could access by taking the backing off?

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This may be due to some block in drain outlet.

please check the outlet pipe

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

  • santha ram
    santha ram Oct 22, 2008

    If there is a drain issue, sometimes there is an obvious
    solution.
    Check the drain hose for any kinks, as well as checking any lint
    filters in or on the drain hose. Is there a lint sock on the end that's
    full? Perhaps the drain line itself is plugged. You will want to make
    sure that the house drain system is not backed up or plugged. Always
    make sure that the washer drain hose is above the level of water in the
    drain tub. Some Whirlpool/Kenmore washers make use of a side-check
    valve near the tub outlet which may get clogged. A standpipe should be
    at least 1 1/4 inches in diameter, and never seal a drain hose into a
    standpipe. This can lead to back-siphoning. You also want to make sure
    that the standpipe is less than 96 inches in height.

    Pump problems show various symptoms. Sometimes the pump will
    lock up
    and seize. If the motor is running, it will continue to try to turn the
    pump. In the case of belt-driven pumps, the belt may break or burn
    through. The pulley may shear off. If there is enough tension on the
    belt, and the motor continues to try to turn it, you may wind up with a
    seized motor as well. The pump itself may have seized bearings, be
    jammed by clothing or another object; or the impeller blades may be
    broken off. The usual fix is to replace the pump.

    If you think your pump may be jammed, drain out your tub and
    remove
    the hoses. Look inside the hoses and see if there are any obstructions.
    Feel around inside the pump inlets for anything that may be jamming the
    pump itself. You can also use long-nosed pliers to feel around inside
    the pump for any items that may be causing a jam. If you haven't found
    a jam, and you still believe there may be a jam in the pump, you can
    completely remove the pump from the washer and inspect it more closely.

    Occasionally, transmission gears may become worn, or some
    other
    internal part may go bad. Some older washer models have an
    electric-mechanical shifter. If it won't shift, it's best to call a
    professional appliance repair person to address this issue. If your
    transmission is leaking oil, there are really only two options at this
    point, either run it until it dies completely, or replace it now.


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