My hotpoint operates perfectly normal until it comes to the fast spin. The machines just rotates clockwise then anticlockwise continuously. I have emtied the filter, this has no effect.
Could there be a loose connection at the speed control board (if it has one). Or do the brushes in the motor require replacement.
I look forward to ur speedy response as the wife is gettin on my nerves a bit.
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Re: hotpoint first edition
Wma washers (not the computer ones) normally do not have a separate control board, just the one at the top that has the timer dial on it, check for wires off or blown or burnt marks on it, after that check the wires at the motor, without doing multi-meter checks it could still be either
i would not suspect the brushes as the motor at least rotates,
it could be a blockage in the pressure system pipe, the thin one that comes from the top of the machine (a round item about 2 inch diameter)
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Remove the kickstrip, front of the appliance. Unscrew the pump filter by rotating it anti-clockwise, A little water may leak from the pump: this is perfectly normal. Clean the interior thoroughly, removing any visible debris. Refit by screwing the filter into place.
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @18:00 Sun afternoon/evening.
If, as you say, it 'wont drain' that is sufficient for the machine not to be able to continue operating. You will need to find and check and, if necessary, clean the drain motor lint tray/filter especially if you have had the machine for some time and the filter has not been cleaned. I try to remember, or am reminded by my wife, to check ours about every 3 months
Although I do not know your particular model the filter is normally to be found behind the lower front panel which is held in place by some plastic screws. These are (normally again!) removed by turning through 90 degrees anticlockwise.
REMOVE POWER FROM THE MACHINE AND HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE AND/OR RAGS TO SOAK UP ANY WATER!
The cover/large knob for the filter should then be visible and turned anticlockwise to remove. The filter may or may not come out with the cover. If not gently persuade it out and clean.
It is again normally possible to see and check that the drain motor is free to rotate by hand/finger.
If the filter is perfectly clean when you check it, it COULD be that the drain motor is malfunctioning.
It is possible to check the operation of this motor by re-applying power, switching the machine on BUT EMPTY and immediately on to a spin cycle at which time the motor would, and should, be running.
Hope this all helps!
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.
I hope this helps.
Hi I have an Indesit WE16 with some of those symptoms and cannot figure it out - so please don't rate this as useless yet! I am beginning to suspect a bad connection to the motor and I have noticed that the drum only turns anticlockwise in my case - if the program calls for clockwise rotation the machine just hums for a few seconds and then stops.
Does this apply to your machine?
Please add a comment and maybe together we can sort both of them out. D