Installed the machine, was slightly uneven,as in the front was a little lower than the back so almost completed the spin cycle then stopped,clothes were not spun out,ringing wet,corrected the leveling problem,started the cycle again then it stopped and will not do anything..definetly level now quartre full with water and towels and doing nothing,no spin,rinse,empty????
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Re: machine not finishing the spin dry cycle
Hi Thanks for using FixYa. To resolve the issue you’ll need to
check so many things like the filter might be clogged, exit spigot might
be clogged if the filter is clean, clogging of the path between the tub and the
pressure sensorwhich senses the water level
in the tub. Clogging can result in water level being incorrectly
detected (may read as too high or too low) for the stage of programme that is
executing, which can result in a halt of the programme. Please also check
if some small clothing
got stuck between the tanks, bad transmission, bad thrust bearing or brake
hanging. If still the issue persists, then there should be air for passage in
the standpipe on the back of the washer. Please check that the hose should be
fitted airtight into the standpipe.
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Most times this is a simple leveling problem. On bottom of all washers is little leveling legs, they turn out to raise and turn in to lower. Most the time as gravity spins, it is always better to have the front legs little higher the the back legs. Meaning have the back of washer a little lower then the front, it seems to carry gravity back and makes up for the gravitational force.
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.
The first thing to check is probably the filter at the bottom of the machine. I'm not sure about this particular model, but the usual thing to do is to remove the machine's front lower panel - i.e. the panel at the front of the machine, closest to the floor.
You will probably find a little drawer or door, just a couple on inches in size. If you open it, you may find some lint, a couple of elastic bands, and enough coins to buy a beer. If so, it's the coins that are causing the problem! Take out all the stuff, close the little door, put the panel back on, and everything should run fine.
With a small load, the machine will have a difficult, if not impossible job of balancing the load. A bigger load will help. Another thing you can do is to use a low spin speed. If you wish to spin it out faster, just turn the machine back on after it has finished a cycle on the low spin speed and just push the spin speed button without selecting a cycle. You can touch the spin speed button until it shows the next higher spin speed, then push the start button and the machine will not fill with any water, it will just pump and spin. (about 14 minutes) This generally works, because you have spun most of the water out at a lower spin speed, and now the washer is able to reach the next higher spin speed as the load is not as unbalanced as it was before the low speed spin.
Reason for taking a long time spinning is that it might have an uneven load. The wrong number of bath towels, for instance will mean it takes 3 or 4 tries at getting the spin right before it can spin them at the correct speed. An unbalanced load doesn't do the machine any good either. After this wash has finished try it on something a lot lighter- say a duvet cover only with a couple of pillowcases. If that takes a long time too then the trouble is with the machine. Looks like your "programmer" has stopped on the "spin cycle". Could be a sensor has gone. But everything points to the "little drive" in the programmer. You could try "Manually Rotating The Selector Round a Few Times" (This could free something off) If a new "programmer" is needed, This could be more expensive than a new machine.
If the machine is under a year old it will still be under guarantee. If it is slightly over the year, but under 18 months old you still have a good case to go back to the manufacturer and get them to fix it.
long drain? remove lower cover on front..3 screws across bottom edge. there is a screw-on cover to a clean out. has a screen in there and may be clogged. prepare for a lot of water..u might lean it back against the wall to limit the mess. clean out is white plastic right up front.