Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WMA56 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Dirt and grime always building up around seal inside door

Dirt and grime always building up around door seal

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    build up slimy dirt round rubber seal on WMF720 Aquarius

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    build up of slimy dirt round rubber seal



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Hotpoint Master
  • 3,463 Answers

This is a very common problem with a lot of users, it is mainly down to the way you are using your washer.
The most important factor is that you are probably doing a lot of low temp washes,eg:40oC.
This does not let the wash powders and detergents to work properly at these low temps, so consequently you get a build of slime and grease and bacteria which is actively growing.
At least once a month depending on how often you wash, do a 90oC hot wash with powder in, but no clothes in.
This is called a maintenance wash, and most manufactures are recommending this now in the user instructions.
The other thing to do now before it gets any worse, is thoroughly clean the door seal and glass with a scouring pad or steel wool pan scrubber you will not hurt the door seal by doing this, and remove as much of the grease etc that you can, pull back the door seal and get inside where you normally can't see.
You will find that the seal will be stained, but as long as you get off the worst, it should be o/k.
Hope this helps solve your prob.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks, and a merry xmas.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:


Clean Your Dishwasher And Remove Odor

<br /><span> <ol> <li>Using a small brush (old toothbrushes work well) dipped in hot soapy water, go around the door of the dishwasher taking care to get into the grooves and crevices of the rubber seal. Most likely, you'll be surprised at the debris that has built up, especially at the bottom of the door and around the hinges on the side.</li> <li>Scrub well. You may need to use a soft abrasive cleanser, such as Soft Scrub&reg; to remove the dried and baked on grime.</li> <li>Using a household sponge dipped in hot soapy water, wipe off the dirt and grime that you stirred up with the brush. Go over the inside of the door and scrub any obvious areas inside the dishwasher that may have stuck-on food, such as out of reach corners.</li> <li>Pull the bottom rack out and examine the drain area. Wipe around it to be sure there are no hard chunks that can plug the drain, cause damage to the pump or scratch dishes. You'd be surprised at what dishwasher repairmen find </li></ol></span>

on Apr 04, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Ice inside my fridge

Check door seal intact and sealing ok, clean rear compressor section of all dust/ dirt/ fluff and check drain hole on rear of water should not pool inside but run away outside rear. Lift/ adjust door to make sure it closes properly.

May 17, 2012 | Samsung Refrigerators

1 Answer

Are o rings something that should just be replaced at bad o rings have anything to do with a quick grime buildup in cylinderseems both nailers including trim gun have same prob.sat in rear...

Orings are similar to piston rings and seals of car engine. They keep pressure /compression at peak level. Carbon buildup dirt/ grime tend to cut orings (fine scratches on orings and metal where orings make contact can be seen with maginfy glass). Air powered nailers have same problem. Air carries in dirt grime and carbon deposits leaving/ migrating from air compressir piston/cylinder/heads/discharge tube and dirt that enters hose from tool box. Debris and water cut orings lowering efficiency. Any urethaine parts inside gun will fail over time using the gun or not. Urethaine is affected by heat, water, certain types of oil. Fuel for impusle will lose power when canisters are kept in hot tool box. Always check expire date on fuel/ buy newest stock for best results.

Aug 27, 2011 | RTO PasLode 900420 Impulse Framing Nailer

1 Answer

We have water leaking out of the left side of the dishwasher occasionally. About 1 in 3 loads will leak. Most of the time it is a small leak 1/4 cup or less but once it was a spray out.

One (or possibly both) of your door seals needsreplacing. It's more likely to be the lower door seal as these usually go first. This seal isn't visible like the goalpost seal that runs around the sides and top of the wash compartment. If you open the door, you can feel this rubber seal when you run your fingers along the bottom of the door on the inside. Be careful though, as there is often a build up of dirt down there!

I don't advise buying any parts until you are certain of where the leak is coming from. Identifying the source of the leak (and therefore which seal to replace) is relatively easy but the best way is to run a wash cycle with the front panel of the door removed. It's quite easy to remove, but you might need a T20 T-Star screwdriver to remove it. Sorry, I can't remember exactly what the fixings are on this model.

A simpler - but not always accurate method - is to check by look and feel. If the water seems to be coming from the sides of the door panel at the bottom when you run a wash cycle, it's the "goalpost" seal that needs replacing. These are easy to obtain and replace - they simply push into a slot.

To test the bottom door seal, run any wash cycle and, when it's finished, stand to the side of the washer and open the door. There is a white plastic panel under the door. Have a feel around on top of this. If it's wet you probably need a new lower door seal. These are much harder to replace as it involves removing the door panel and partially releasing the hinges. I don't recommend this as a DIY fix unless you are competent, confident and have good instructions - i.e a service manual!

Whichever seal you need, they cost around $30 / £20 each.

Please rate this solution if you find it helpful. Thanks.

Oct 27, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

4 Answers

Hi, rear footwell is filling up with water behind drivers seat. seems to be happening after heavy rain. Not sure if door seal problem or bung thing being clogged up under battery as some sites seem to...

It's probably coming from the sunroof drains being clogged.

Open the front door, look closely, you will see a rubber tube sticking out 1 inch. Cut off the tips so the tube is wide open.

Nov 16, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

Hole in front seal round inside of door. need part and someone to fix please - or could I fix it myself? Thanks, Simon

your best bet is to replace it. here is what you do:

Look in your owner's manual or study the current seal to see how it is attached. If it is attached with bands, there will be one or more spaced around the seal. Remove them following manufacturer's instructions.
  • Step 2 Pull the seal from the door rim. For seals that are attached with sealant, you may need to slide a finger under the end and push it up while you pull it free with the other hand.
  • Step 3 Wash the area thoroughly with a degreasing cleanser. This will remove all traces of dirt, grime and old sealant around the area.
  • Step 4 Slide the open end of the new seal onto the door frame2.gif. Make sure the fit is snug and it is completely slid into place.
  • Step 5 Glue around the join with the sealant or reattach the bands. Allow sealant to dry for at least two hours before running the machine.
  • Oct 02, 2009 | Bosch Classixx WFL 2066 Front Load Washer

    1 Answer

    I always have icicles in the freezer and anytime we close one of the doors the other comes open and then closes again

    Door gasket defective, check for proper seal around door (gasket should be flush against frame when door closed). Also other possible cause is that when you close the door to the ref, the freezer pops open just enough to cause ice to build up around door. Check drain plug inside evap area of freezer, and repalce door gaskets.

    Oct 01, 2009 | GE GTS22WCP Top Freezer Refrigerator

    2 Answers

    Hotpoint wma40 door seal

    The black grime is mold. Once it is set into the rubber it is nearly impossible to remove. Bleach would have been my suggestion but since you've already tried that, replacing the bellows (door seal) is your next option. In the future, when the machine is not in use try keeping the door slightly open for any standing moisture to evaporate.

    Feb 19, 2009 | Hotpoint WMA40 Front Load Washer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Hotpoint Aquarius WMA56 Front Load Washer Logo

    310 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Hotpoint Washing Machines Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    1211 Answers

    Todd Arndt
    Todd Arndt

    Level 3 Expert

    2044 Answers


    Level 1 Expert

    48 Answers

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

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides