Question about Washing Machines
I have an old Hotpoint washing machine. Not sure which one it is. Problem started with the dial not turning, so I used presure on outter ring to turn it. Then it was slightly out of alignment so that the start was actually before the start.Now I suddenly cannot seem to find where the start is. It starts to fill with water, so I add soap to start it disolving. Then add clothes. Come back later and there is no water, the dial barely moved, but there is dried soap everywhere. Tried other positions to no avail.Just had to replace a fridge and dishwasher within the last 4 months and really cannot afford to replace this right now. Do I just need to realign the dial? If so how? I just need another 6 months out of this so I can save money for a new one.THX
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.
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Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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