Question about Hotpoint First Edition FEW12 Front Load Washer
Some of these models, I believe, had a filter behind the front plynth. If nothing there then you will have to get to the back of the appliance.
Disconnect the power supply and remove the bottom back plate.
You will see a black hose that connects to the bottom of the drum and the other end connected to a drain pump.
With a few towels handy (make sure washing machine is empty!) unscrew the large clip holding the hose to the outer drum. Indide this hose you will find a filter. Remove, clean and refit.
Make sure hose is pushed firmly back on the outer drum and the clip fully tightened.
test with a small amount of water in the drum to make sure there are no leaks.
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its most likely built into the tub and you don't need to access it.Under the agitator is usually the place on the tub they would put a filter
Posted on May 26, 2008
most hotpoint have a hidden filter
take back bottom panel off. you will see a large diameter hose coming from tub to pump. undo hose at tub end. filter is inside this hose. take it out and clean it
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
SOURCE: how to change drum bearings
Right - all washing machines are pretty similar except between manufacturers such as Dyson, who use such things as three seperate drums.
The average washing machine is simply a motor attached by a belt to a drum, with a programming unit that connects to a door sensor and heating element, and a seal that goes around the drum.
Since we are dealing with Hotpoint, the first thing to do is take off all panels from the front, the top, and the back.
From the front: You will be able to see your drum, and should be able to undo the seal. Basically at this point, unscrew everything attached to whatever I describe - remembering where they go. Now the front seal is sometimes attached to the case that surrounds the drum - usually with a heating element attached to it on some models.
From the back: You will see the belt attached to a flywheel that turns the drum. Rotate the drum to check that the rumbling / banging noise is still occurring. Check that the drive belt isn't damaged or worn as this can cause problems. Unscrew the huge bolt that holds the flywheel on to the drum (rotate anti-clockwise). This will usually take a lot of force and is better to use a large spanner, lock it in place, and turn the actual drum with your hands if you can't undo it. Now when this comes off, you will be able to pull the drum free. Move it around until it comes away. The bearings may drop off the drum's shaft so retrieve them. Check to see if they fall apart as this indicates the bearing's seal has gone totally. This is the part to replace. Buy a replacement the exact same size for your model of washing machine and reassemble - ensuring that all screws go back in the right place.
Hope this helps. Remember that it is just a case of unscrewing things in the right order. You learn best by just doing - so if you are mechanically minded - this sort of thing will be a doddle. If you get stuck and can't remember how to reassemble it - call out a repair man and watch how he fixes it as this will of course allow you to try it if it goes bad again ( a common problem I've been told with Hotpoint and Zanussi models since they are manufactured using cheaper parts than others. )
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
After having removed back panel, locate and remove large black hose fastened to bottom of drum.
Remove and clean plastic filter inside hose.
Remove hose onto pump and check for blockage or obstruction here as well.
Hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
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Power off the mains. The
filter is located behind the silver plate at the back of the machine at the
bottom. Four screws hold it on. Drain out all the water. The filter is inside
the big black rubber hose attached between the pump and the main drum. Remove
the plastic clip holding it to the pump unit and then the metal cir clip
holding it to the main drum. Inside is a white molded cone and a big white ball
which floats. You will find a lot of junk here, clean out thoroughly. To refit
put white cone back inside just as you found it, at the bottom, fit ball back
into the cone. Attach to the bottom to the drum and re-fasten the cir clip.
Finally reconnect the gator to the pump unit and tighten the plastic clip. Check out the pump too before reconnecting.
And rate me nice pl for the free help!
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
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