Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer

1 Answer

Hotpoint Aquarius 1000 WM62, fills then trips the house electrics

Hi, my Hotpoint washing machine bearings went, I managed to change them and th espinde rshaft and was well chuffed with myself. The problem now is it starts, fills with water to the bottom edge of the drum then tripps the house electrics? If I drain the water it will start agin and then trips at the same point? Can anybody please help or give us some advice. many thanks (PS. I have replaced all the wires in the right place etc)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 247 Answers
Re: Hotpoint Aquarius 1000 WM62, fills then trips the...

This sounds very like you've got an insulation breakdown in the heating element, or in the wiring that leads to it. When the water level gets high enough, the machine switches the heater on to start warming things up - at which point the fault gets taken into circuit and blows everything. You already know all the stuff about switching off and unplugging before you start. If you hadn't just been working on the machine, I'd have said just to lash out £23 on spec. and fit a new element. Under the circumstances, it might be worth doing a few checks first: 1. Although you're sure you've replaced all the wires correctly, just triple-check you haven't swapped live and earth at the element. 2. Inspect the wires that run to the element to make sure none of them are chafed or trapped, and that none of the connectors are fouling anything they shouldn't be. 3a. If you can get hold of an insulation tester, use it to check the element earth-live resistance (with all wires disconnected). This should be of the order of a Megohm or more - but will be much less if the element casing has leaked. 3b. On the assumption you haven't got an insulation tester in your back pocket, try this instead: Carefully disconnect the live wire from the element, make it safe with tape if you need to, then try to run the machine. If the machine now fills properly without taking the trip out, then this is a pretty good pointer towards needing a new element. A.

Posted on Feb 18, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hotpoint Aquarius 1000 WM62 The drum makes a screeching noise when turning ? Any ideas ?

it could be drum bearings or even some thing that has got past the inner drum and is jamed inside hitting the drum when it turns,,,,could also be the motor bearings,,,,open the door and try lifting the inner drum up,,if there is any lift in it then the drum bearings are going,,this will also cause it to screem on spin speed

Dec 01, 2010 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Hotpoint Aquarius WM62 bearing noise how to change it

Hello,remove all the surround screws from around the door glass then gently lever the 2 halves apart,remove the old hinge,and re mount the new one along with the plastic bearings refit the screws,refit the door to the front cabinet.


May 23, 2010 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Door won't open

Usual reason for this is not emptied correctly. The filter on this model is in an awkward place so try lowering drain hose into a bowl to check if water still in.

Nov 11, 2008 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Hi hotpoint wm62 door locked

Try "end of cycle" button & wait for 2 minutes before you try the door..........

Jan 12, 2008 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

1 Answer

Hotpoint aquarius model wm62

Sounds like a faulty door interlock (quite a common problem)
UNPLUG POWER first, remove lid, remove screws holding door lock in place and lift lock assembly up, replace door lock, ensuring cables are replaced in the correct order. Refit and test.
Good luck.

Nov 11, 2007 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Hotpoint Aquarius 1000 WM62 motor problem?

hotpoint aquarius 1000 if motor is connected (plastic plug in socket) RCD earth trip trips in main board when washer is switched on, trips as soon as water starts to fill.

Oct 16, 2007 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer Logo

474 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Washing Machines Experts


Level 1 Expert

5 Answers


Level 1 Expert

47 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2963 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides