Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load Washer/Dryer

1 Answer

My hotpoint washing machine is leaking water from the drawer during the rinse and spin cycles. I cleaned out the drawer, took it apart. Checked for any blockages but could not find any. The top of the black hose going from the drawer to the drum i could not access but looked down it with a torch and couldnt see any blockages. How do i get to this? I put it back together and tried it on the quick wash, and it worked ok. However I then tried it on a normal wash and again it leaked. Could someone tell me what could be causing the problem and how to resolve this? I've never really worked on a washing machine before, so may require an idiots guide step by step! Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by on

  • nazir_patel Jul 02, 2009


    Sorry if this sounds a bit stupid but which feed tubes are you referring to? The one which connects the botton of the drawer to the drum?

    Which hoses would need to be removed?

    Many thanks for your response. Much appreciated.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,185 Answers

Get hold of a flexi brush , you know the kind of thing you use to dust down the back of radiators

Take out the soap drawer and insert the brush down the feed tubes one at a time

The brush should have a clear passage into the drum

If you hit an obstruction which the brush cannot dislodge then the top has to come off the washer and the hoses will need to be removed for cleaning

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Tom
    Tom Jul 02, 2009

    The black hose is the one which feeds the powder into the machine.

    Sorry but I did not take in what you had written

    The washer does not leak when it first fills but leaks when it rinses or spins? .

    The same inlet is used for filling and rinsing so in theory it should leak when it first fills if there is an infeed problem .

    I would still check that black hose first because if it is holding water back from the drum when the machine goes into spin the air pressure in the drum will force the water back up the pipe.

    Second one, as the machine fills higher on a full wash is the water going further up the door than it used to and is it draining down fully.

    The timing on the machine is governed by a pressure switch which is linked with a bit of plastic or rubber tubing to a plastic bottle called the Air Bell, if there is jellified soap in the Air Bell that will fool the machine into starting to spin with too much water left it it the result will be that the water is forced out of the drum by centrifugal force and back out of the vents and dispenser drawer.

    The pressure switch looks like a little flying saucer and the Air Bell is at the bottom of the drum

  • andyb7777 Feb 06, 2011

    Great piece of advice - many thanks. My washer has been leaking out of the drawer for ages and having checked the rubber hose and removing the 'flying saucer' I found a mass of old washing tablets nets, two pennies and various other bits of cloth etc inside it. Once removed the washer is like new again !! Thank goodness for the internet !!

  • sarah_gre360 Mar 17, 2011

    I have the same problem...where will I find the black hose and the flying saucer?? is it at the top of hte machine or the bottom..woudl love to be able to do a proper wash again :-) Thanks



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hotpoint Aqualtis throws water out of soap draw during rinse. Have checked pressure switch & tubing. How do you get to the pressure chamber to check for blockage? Could it be anything else?

I would remove the dispenser drawer by pressing on the release button, then clean out under the drawer. The reason I say this is I have had a few do this and I found a rinse agent clogging unit it cause the water during rinse to dispense forward and leak on the floor. It not difficult to clean out, this can take up to 10 minutes or so to fix with no parts needed.

Good Luck

I’m happy to help further over the phone at

Aug 31, 2011 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

1 Answer

Water leaking from soap drawer all over the floor during rinse cycle (I think)

probably find a blockage at back of drawer, check the small pipe in the drawer, and unblock this should solve problem

Dec 29, 2009 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Hi I have a Hotpoint Ultima 6kg WMA 76 washing machine - had for 6/7yrs. It has just started leaking water from the drawer when it changes from the wash cycle to the spin cycle...have given the drawer and...

You need to check the pump filter, and clean same.
Remove lower rear cover, locate and remove large black hose, remove and clean filter inside hose.
Please rate my solutioon.

Jul 26, 2009 | Washing Machines

4 Answers

Hotpoint wd62 leaking from the drawer

Hi, check the electrict valve winding busted hot and cold.

Jan 27, 2008 | Hotpoint WD62 Front Load Washer / Dryer

1 Answer

WD62 drawer leak

remove drawer clean it make sure flap is free on drawer compartment

Nov 24, 2007 | Hotpoint WD62 Front Load Washer / Dryer

2 Answers

Hotpoint Aquarius WMA56 wont drain properly water leaking onto floor

pump is working water is only a trickle coming out so wont final spin

Nov 07, 2007 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA56 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

WD640 Aquarious supersilent washer/dryer leaking from powder draw

during the rinse the machine uses a higher level of water, therefore check the door seal for holes,if the water is leaking from the soap drawer in the spin then this suggests that you may have a blockage in the outlet hose or in the sump filter, to check the filter remove the sump hose, the filter is hidden in the hose. Regards Engineer

Jul 29, 2007 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

2 Answers

Machine stops in Rinse & Spin Cycle & leaks water

Hotpoint WF430 Front Load Washer This video will show you how to find that leak on any front loading washing machine
Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all appliance tutorials
a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.
And don't forget to like us on facebook

May 24, 2007 | Hotpoint WF430 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Water leaking (Aquarius 1200)

don't think using quick wash should make a difference as water intake is the same take drawer out and wash thoroughly especially the rinse compartment. if gunged up the water overflows the compartment and leaks down the front. otherwise, you may have a blockage in the hose from the drawer to the tub. take top off, remove this hose and clean disconnect from mains when you do this

Apr 01, 2007 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load Washer/Dryer Logo

595 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Washing Machines Experts


Level 3 Expert

1216 Answers

Eric Taylor

Level 3 Expert

560 Answers


Level 3 Expert

408 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides