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First thing to check would be your safety lock switch, see if it's engaged, can you open lid while still set on cycle? It shouldn't open. Sometimes they bend a little, no latching, won't spin, or a loose screw needs tightened.Sometimes the timer switch can be a little off. Pull off your knob that sets the cycles and see if it is in true line up with function. If not, I think I remember you can adjust it from behind panel.
Check the actuator for the lid switch to make sure it isn't bent or broken. To find the lid switch, look for a pin on the lid that goes through a hole in the top of the machine when the lid is closed. The lid switch actuator is under this hole. If you can't see the actuator lever through the hole, it's probably bent off to the side or broken off. It's also possible to see it, but it's bent down to far to be actuated by the pin. If the lid is bent or the pin is broken off, that would have the same effect.
The load probably caused the machine to shake so violently that the belt has come off the drum (can you hear the moror quietly whirring when it should be agitating)
Step 1, as always, unplug from the mains.
Most hotpoint machines have a removable plug on the side of the lid towards the front (A little smaller than your little finger nail). slip a knife behind the plug and gently lever it out (it has 2 little pins that fit holes in the lid) Once removed, you will see a torque screw (Star head) is revealed. Unscrew this screw on both sides.
lift the front of the lid very slightly and then strike the front surface hard with the heel of your hand, pushing it backwards about a cenrimetre to disengage the clips at the back of the lid.
It now lifts off.
Look down the back of the machine, you will see the big pulley that is attached to the back of the drum and almost at floor lever, you will see the grooved shaft of the pulley on the motor. Somewhere, you will see the black belt, lying on the floor.
Take the belt and put it back over the small motor pulley, then hold the belt in place where you want it on the big pulley. Slowly turn the large pulley, so that the belt slips back in place. spin the pulley a few times and make sure it is lined up on the big pulley nice and evenly. If it is a bit out, you may need to go back or forward a groove on the motor pulley to line it up.
Once you're satisfied this is done, rin the machine on a spin cycle (with the lid off and an empty drum). The belt should stay on and all should be well. If it is, put the lid back on and the job is done.
Hello- First unplug the washer. The out-of-balance switch may have gotten tripped. If you open the lid and look in the space between the tub and the top in the rear right corner you should see a plastic "arm" sticking down, reach you hand back there and move it back away from the tub. This lever actuates a switch in the control panel that will prevent it from spinning if there is pressure on it, it should be hanging freely away from the tub. Plug the machine back in and test it.
If it doesn't work another thing that may be happening is the tub is not engaging on the transmission. With the tub empty reach inside the top perimeter of the tub and lift it up and let it down a few times, sometimes this will reset it and get it to spin.
Lastly, i would check that the lid is locking when you put it into spin, the lid lock light should come on and you should not be able to lift the lid. If the lid is not locking you may need to have a F/P Tech out to replace the lid lock. You can test the spin by setting the machine to Permanent Press and advancing the cycle to spin. It will take a few minutes to start spinning usually.
Let me know what you discover, good luck. Best regards.
I had this problem, may be an easy fix if similar issue: Remove back cover. Take a look at the underneath the drum towards the right hand side. There may be a hook on a wire hanging there. If it is just hanging, there, it should be hooked onto a grey coloured lever, which has a hole on the edge of it. This is the drum brake which during the spin cycle releases the brake allowing the washer to spin. Hook the hook onto this grey lever through the hole. Replace the back cover. Test the machine with a towel or something, allow it to fill a little, then jump to the spin setting and see if it spins. Worth a shot, these are great machines.