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Water leaks from the soap dispensing tray on Hotpoint WMA 56 model

I have had the Hotpoint WMA 56 model now for approx 4 years. It has recently started to leak alot of water from the soap dispensing tray when it empties from the spin cycle. I have checked the waste pipe and it appears to be fine. I have had a look inside and there is no obvious leakage or blockage. I have taken the dispensing tray out and the water back tracks into the compartment and then suddenly goes through the waste pipe.
Is it a blockage or more electrical if is not operating as it should.

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  • krisdarren Dec 26, 2007

    Many thanks for your speedy response. I presume that the sump hose is the one that leads from the drum to the little black box where the waste pipe leaves the machine. Is the filter easy to remove, as the overall process to locate and clean the filter has been a nightmare.

  • krisdarren Dec 27, 2007

    Thanks alot. Dismantled the necessary and removed a whole load of debris that had collected in the filter. Now working fine without leaking all over the floor. Cheers!

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    I have a Aquarious WMA31 and it has started leaking soapy water when filling. will it be the tray? It seems to leak when filling up

  • jaci63 Oct 13, 2008

    I have a WMA56 which i also have had about 4 years and water has just started leaking out of the soap dispenser. I would like to check the filter but how do i find it.



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In the sump hose there is a filter, remove the hose and clean out filter insert, water is being forced up dispenser hose because it cannot empty fast enough.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007


No Problem glad to assist.

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