Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WDL540P White 60 cm Washer Front Loading, 7 kg, B Energy Rating

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The drum doesn't move, but everything else appears to work as the machine goes through the cycle.

No error lights, but a switch clicking sound can be heard when the drum should be rotating. The brushes are OK.

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Check the clutch, brake assembly and transmission, one way to check for slipping is to get under the machine after a spin cycle ( this is if u get a lil spin but not much leaving clothes still wet) mix in a spray bottle a lil water and some dish detergent, then spray it on the clutch assembly ( the metal round pc. Connected to the tranny) if it sizzles and steams up then u know its bad and slipping. Another way to check clutch if u get no spin at all? Is to take it out and use ur hand to try and turn the inner spring assembly pushing it around the inside? If its very easy, it BAD should be hard to push by hand.


Next check the motor coupler which engages the tub and tranny to the motor. ( if its bad u usually get no wash or spin or very little of either)

Next check for a loose, worn or broken belt if belt driven.

On some front load models u may need to check the STATOR assembly.
The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

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SOURCE: Drum not turning

My problem is the same as colins my hotpoint wm63 is starting okay i.e. water fills up but drum is not turning. I can hear it clicking through the cycle but drum doing nothing. i to have just put in new carbon brushes but still no joy please help

steve

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: WMA54 Hotpoint Aquarius drum does not turn during wash or spin

sound like the contact points on the timer are probebly dirty or arched to where they are not making good contact. you can take and clean them with a piece of emery cloth if you are mechanically inclined and can take the timer apart. Also there's a set of contacts down by the motor ti check too.
Good Luck,

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: WMA54 Hotpoint Aquarius flashing lights

My wife had the same problem last night.This morning when I turned the m/c on, there was a lot of noise and when I looked underneath, loads of sparking. Closer investigation shows I need new brushes and I imagine that if the drum on your machine is not turning, you do too.

However you said that you can hear the motor? That may indicate a belt problem instead. get someone to turn the machine on it's side and manually turn the drum. If the motor rotates it isn't a belt problem and someone needs to test/repair your motor.

Hope that helps a little.

Jon

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Will complete wash/rinse cycle, start spin and pump out but not speed up

put a full load in it, its telling you that, try 20 shirts, or 10 towels

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My Hotpoint Aquarius WF210 washing machine drum is not rotating

I think the belt has come off or has been damaged.

To open the machine slide out the machine. On the back panel lower 1/3 you will see a plastic panel remove the screws and the panel will come away. Inside you will see the belt. I suspect you will need to reattach the belt of remove it and buy a replacement.

Sin é

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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