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Hotpoint wml540 door interlock - Hotpoint Washing Machines

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

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Hotpoint Door Interlock Switch

If it's anything like the WM65 then I did it myself this evening. Be aware that I'm no professional. POWER SAFE? Three screws on the back of the top cover. Top off Remove the soap/fabric softener tray. Four screws off around the gap that's left. Three knobs to pull off (it helps if you remember which way they are set when you do this!) Take the rectangular control panel off, which should now be loose - it has interlocks on the right hand side, so be careful not to break them. You may need to tie or tape the panel safely out of your way to te top of the machine. Three screws off the top off the door section. Open the door unscrew the two short screws holding the lock plate. The interlock switch will fall off the back of the door, held on by it's power supply. Stick your hand round the back and pull it clear. Swap the mechanism (mine cost £14) Reverse procedure. Good luck. This wasn't the fault on my machine in the end. boo hoo!

Posted on Jan 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Door interlock flashing

Same issue with loose solder joint on the relays inside CCU (computer control unit)
the same bad CCU is used by several manufactures.
you have to open the CCU and re-solder the the relays to the board. they have microcracks around the legs.
you will get the door lock issue randomly.
to prove the issue open the top access panel .and pull up on the center black plastic connector and the issue will go away.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

barkencoa
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SOURCE: Hotpoint Washing Machine Door Interlock (how to wire up)

The three wires you should have are
1-Brown-goes to L
2 Thin black to N
3 White to C..
Hotpoint never have incorporated a wiring diagram on any of their british made appliances, so previous comments made do not apply in this case.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: wml540

brushes on motor ? replace cost around £50.00 in total

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

murdozzz
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SOURCE: my Hotpoint WML540 wont start

This sound like the main control board has blown and this is due to the motor shorting out, if you isolate the power supply and remove the control panel you will be able to remove the pcb/module and inspect it for signs of burning or split tracks if you find this is the case usually it is cheaper to replace the machine than purchase a pcb and motor.

Regards

Ian

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

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My Hotpoint WML540 wont start wash cycle. The door lock clicks 4 or 5 times then the red door lock light flashes.


This sound like the main control board has blown and this is due to the motor shorting out, if you isolate the power supply and remove the control panel you will be able to remove the pcb/module and inspect it for signs of burning or split tracks if you find this is the case usually it is cheaper to replace the machine than purchase a pcb and motor.

Regards

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brushes on motor ? replace cost around £50.00 in total

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Hi,
Never reach inside the washing machine with it connected to the mains. The door interlock is always live.
There are several reasons why a Hotpoint door could be jammed shut.
•A broken door catch or door frame where the door catch screws in (they are rubbish on many Hotpoints - always breaking) you can sometimes get the door open if you push the door firmly in as you open it
•If there is water still inside the washing machine, then the door wont open either on these Hotpoint washing machines (not on some others though) If this is the case, when you try to open the door the ****** won't try to move down at all. You can open the door usually if you drain the machine. (only applicable with door interlocks that have a rubber pressure hose attached to them)
•A faulty door interlock
•The pressure chamber can be blocked on some earlier Hotpoint washing machines which gives the same effect as having water in the machine. Basically the washer "thinks" there is water in when there isn't. This would require the washing machine being stripped down to remove and clean the pressure chamber bottle. This cause is only applicable to washing machines where a small rubber hose is connected to the door interlock. This hose allows the door mechanism to be locked and unlocked by air pressure activated by water rising inside the pressure chamber bottle attached at the other end on the tub. Gunge can block the very small aperture where the pressure hose fits to the pressure chamber bottle.
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I have a Hotpoint Aquarius WML540 washing machine and after the wash and the rinses, all the lights start flashing and the programme will not go any further. I would like to know what is causing this and...


I have a Hotpoint Aquarius WML540 washing machine and after the wash and the rinses, all the lights start flashing and the programme will not go any further.
I would like to know what is causing this and how to solve it.

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Door won't open on wf000


Hi,
Never reach inside the washing machine with it connected to the mains. The door interlock is always live!
There are several reasons why a Hotpoint door could be jammed shut. One of them is the part you describe which is called the ******. With some older Hotpoint models, there is a cable that runs from the door interlock to the motor. When you operate the door catch or button, this part "pecks" down onto the drive belt or the end of the armature's shaft. If the drum is moving, the ****** will slip on the rotating belt or armature and disengage the door interlock. If the drum is not moving, the ****** meets resistance and the door opens. Therefore if the ****** has come off, or is loose, it can stop the door opening. When you attempt to open the door does this part move?
Other things that can stop the door opening are -
A broken door catch or door frame where the door catch screws in (they are rubbish on many Hotpoint’s - always breaking) you can sometimes get the door open if you push the door firmly in as you open it
If there is water still inside the washing machine, then the door wont open either on these Hotpoint washing machines (not on some others though) If this is the case, when you try to open the door the ****** won't try to move down at all. You can open the door usually if you drain the machine. (only applicable with door interlocks that have a rubber pressure hose attached to them)
A faulty door interlock
The pressure chamber can be blocked on some earlier Hotpoint washing machines which gives the same effect as having water in the machine. Basically the washer "thinks" there is water in when there isn't. This would require the washing machine being stripped down to remove and clean the pressure chamber bottle. This cause is only applicable to washing machines where a small rubber hose is connected to the door interlock. This hose allows the door mechanism to be locked and unlocked by air pressure activated by water rising inside the pressure chamber bottle attached at the other end on the tub. Gunged can block the very small aperture where the pressure hose fits to the pressure chamber bottle.
Thank You for contacting Fixya.com

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interlock is device which prevents door opening when machine is operating. why do you want to change it?
to access interlock. remove door gasket from cabinet in area of door handle and interlock is held by 2 screws from outside

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