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How do i get to the pump on my hotpoint aquarius

My waters not draining and i need to check the pumps not blocked ,where is it and how do i get to it

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  • fraserj70 Feb 04, 2009

    i`v tried it with the machine out in the open and with nothing obstructing the waste pipe , its some thing to do with the pump ,its making a buzzing noise , i,v tried looking at the filter in the front but cant pull that white cover out.

  • fraserj70 Feb 05, 2009

    thanks a lot ,got the pump out found keys and coins in there , got water on the transformer of the pump thou so going to have to leave dry before i try it , but exellent advice thankyou

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Glad you got it going, and made some money doing it!

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Confirm the make/model number, because I can't find it in my resources.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    First, make sure the drain hose was not crimped against the wall when the unit was pushed back.
    Next, make sure there is an air gap between the drain hose and the standpipe in the wall.

    Reply back what you find and I'll help you further. I should be able to find an exploded view for you.


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Hi, the pump is located under the drum, lay the machine gently on its back to get access

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: hotpoint aquarius wt540 wont pump out water

Hiya Barry, I have the same machine and for the last 3 days have had the exact same load and reduced crease as well as power light flash right when it comes to drain...?

I have scratched my head and done lots and lots of research, reckon I could design and build my own washer now lol, anyway, I fitted a new pump and ran it, thinking this is it sorted, went out and got a call from our lass...doing it again.

Right, gonna have to get me hands dirty...I removed the drain hose (Ignore the pump for a second, I'm talking about the grey hose that goes from the pump to the sink) from the sink and poked my fingers as far as they would go...debris, I then removed it from the other end (Pump) so I had a long hose in my hands, not attached to anything at either end....cleared it and again, loads of debris (Fluff, plastic etc) and put it all back together...turned the old fella back on and running a wash right now as we speak...happily spinning round at 1400rpm and throwing gallons of water down the sink...I would consider it fixed.

So I can most definately tell you that you have a blockage somewhere mate, I'd get your hands in the toolbox and pull that pipe off, doesn't require any level of experience, just the ability to put things back as you found them...

Hope that helps

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint Aquarius WF325 won't pump out water

Item stuck in pump,open back and take out,unless u r in nottingham i can do 4 u

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Power off the mains. The filter is located behind the silver plate at the back of the machine at the bottom. Four screws hold it on. Drain out all the water. The filter is inside the big black rubber hose attached between the pump and the main drum. Remove the plastic clip holding it to the pump unit and then the metal cir clip holding it to the main drum. Inside is a white molded cone and a big white ball which floats. You will find a lot of junk here, clean out thoroughly. To refit put white cone back inside just as you found it, at the bottom, fit ball back into the cone. Attach to the bottom to the drum and re-fasten the cir clip. Finally reconnect the gator to the pump unit and tighten the plastic clip. Check out the pump too before reconnecting.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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SOURCE: My Hotpoint Aquarius WD420 has

To access and check the pump, remove the lower rear panel of washer, in the bottom right corner you will see the pump with the inlet and outlet hoses going to it.
First thing to is te remove the large black hose fastened to drum and clean the filter inside the hose., then check the pump is not blocked and the out let hose also.
If it still does not work after doing these these checks, then it is likely to be a faulty pump.
They are easy to obtain and replace.

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a hotpoint aquarius

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
You have not mentioned checking the drain motor/pump filter before replacing the pump???
So just in case- here are my complete and general guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor action ;-0)

If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Posted on Jun 03, 2011

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