Re: Hotpoint WF100 Vibrating on final spin or fast spin
Hi Clive, if you look under the drum you will see two damper legs which are secured to the drum and the chasis, you will find that one or even both of these are defective, what happens is that one packs in and puts double pressure on the other resulting in that breaking down. take them off and examin them, they should both have a resistance to a fast pull, and should move quite easily with a steady pull applied.
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It is rare that it would be the bearings as there would be play in the tub, it would be noisy and would probably leak. There is a small electrical box in the bottom of the machine. This is the speed control for the motor. You will also find the wireing diagram in a plastic bag in this location. You can check to see which wires require current to activate the different speeds.
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Remove rear access panel, and remove the drive belt.
Spin drum by hand, and if it feels rough or noisy, then the main drum bearings have failed, if no noise, then check motor for noise, if no noise, check the concrete wieghts are not loose, and that the dampers are not broken or worn.
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Is the bearing for the inner drum loose or the drum turning with a wobble (empty)? If that checks ok, then possibly one or more of the outer drum dampers is broken, worn out, or out-of-place. Shake the inner drum in various directions--there should be damped motion in any direction.
You said, During final spin/rinse a vibrating/buzzing noise begins behind the
from panel and which appears to be coming from just to the right of the
soap drawer. After a few seconds, either the trip throws on the
household consumer unit, or on one occasion, the fuse in the mains plug
blew as well. Have noticed (don't know if connected) that soap drawer is
often found containing water after machine is finished.
1.The soap dish needs to be cleaned out, holes clogged. The instructions for this process is in the user guide and I'll paste the site below for you in case you do not have it available to you. 2.The noise sounds like a short or electrical problem starting. For this you will need a hands on diagnoses. TRY doing the soap drawer first to be sure that it is not the culprit! The book can be found here and the drawer info on page 12: