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Hotpoint wma44 - water not draining

The machine is not draining the water and is making an unusual noise at the start of the spin cycle. i think there are probably some coins in the pump but cannot see how to drain and unclog.

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Re: hotpoint wma44 - water not draining

I guess you or a friend will have to get out and get under to strip out the pump and take a looksee. Put your bathing suit on.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Have you managed to check the drain motor/pump for correct operation?
Here are my (sorry- pre-typed!) complete and general guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-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

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