Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load Washer/Dryer

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Inlet hose leaking a top branch

Why does this machine have two cold feeds

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  • william_doug Feb 06, 2009

    only one feed from the main supply, this goes up to the back of the machine , where it has a Y branch that feeds the two hose connectors at the back of the machine, this was supplied and fitted like this from new the hand book says cold fill machine.



  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    anyone know where to get the spare hose from as i have had no luck anywhere

  • william_doug Apr 10, 2009

    problem was overcome by using a T piece at the feed from the main and using two new individual hoses

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There are 2 versions of the Hotpoint WD640, a cold fill only version, and a hot and cold fill version..
From your question, I conclude you have the hot and cold fill version, which requires a hot and cold fill supply..
I do not understand what you mean by leaking from top banch, perhaps you can clarify.

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It will be an A rated machine and is cold fill so it can wash at lower temp

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Sites for spares:
RepairClinic.com (which is good)
espares.co.uk
AppliancePartsPros.com

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • fixer444 Mar 11, 2009

    FitzOriginal is right on.

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This is simply because the manufacturer uses the same chassis and soap tray for a hot and cold feed machine as well as your cold feed only version. Easier to fit a low cost rubber tube that splits into a Y and feeds the hot and cold inlet on the soap tray than anything else. It may also (Depending on the machine) more effectively wash out the soap with 2 water jets. I would advise replacing like for like if you are replacing the pipe. Just in case.

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