Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer
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)
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
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 16, 2015 | Hotpoint Washing Machines
Dec 01, 2010 | Washing Machines
May 23, 2010 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer
Jan 29, 2008 | Washing Machines
Nov 11, 2007 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer
Oct 16, 2007 | Washing Machines
475 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: