When the wash gets to the spin cycle water is coming from the soap drawer, this did happen a while ago and technition said it was a blocked filter and did clear it. I have cleaned out the drawer but the water is still coming out. Could you please tell me where the filter is so i could try to unblock it! Many Thanks Vicky
Take back off machine, at the bottom of the drum is a very large clip slacken off and clean out fillter (looks like a bellows)
you will find a lot of muck in the filter
did this last week and its now running ok
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The first thing to do is take note of what the washer is doing when water leaks out in order to help pinpoint the cause. Does it only leak when filling? Is it leaking during wash or rinses? Or is it leaking only when it goes into spin?
Only leaks when filling
Water pressure that's too strong. Some dispensers can't cope with high water pressure. Make sure the washer is level as one leaning forward can leak if combined with high water pressure. Try turning the tap on the washer down. Only suspect this if you know the water pressure is high and it looks like it's gushing in quite fast on fill
If there is an optional detergent flap fitted in the drawer for holding liquid detergent make sure it is removed or drawn into the up position if using powder otherwise it prevents detergent running down into the drum
A build up of grease and slime in the nozzles at the top of the dispenser where the water flows in causing water to spray at the front and run out when filling. Check this article -black jelly-like substance in soap dispenser and on soap drawer (In extreme cases I've had to replace the dispenser.)
A build up of undissolved detergent in the base of the soap dispenser under the drawer (depending on the design). Remove the soap drawer and check the bottom of the soap dispenser for a build up of detergent that could allow water to run over the lip of the dispenser
Blocked dispenser hose: Some washing machines can flood water out of the soap dispenser if the hose leading out of the dispenser into the tub gets blocked. Blockages can be something put into the drawer by a child or a chunk of undissolved detergent tablet. Indesit, and Candy, as well as some of the later Hoover washing machines suffered from this design flaw. The hose where the water is flushed down, was right at the front of the soap dispenser on these washing machines and it wasn't wide enough. Undissolved powder from a tablet or lumps of detergent through poor water pressure can block this hose solid causing water to back up. Unplug machine, remove lid and feel this hose carefully for obstructions.
Overfilling: If the washer starts to fill and never stops it will flood out of the drawer eventually - Washing machine overfills
Leaks out of drawer during the wash or rinse cycle
Overfilling: If the washer starts washing but the water doesn't stop coming in it will eventually fill the drum so much it will start to pour out of the soap drawer and other places. If this is the fault you should be able to see the drum is so full of water it's making a different sound, maybe labouring under the load, and the door glass full to the top with water. You should also hear that water is still running into the machine and be able to detect it by opening the drawer. However, in most cases an over filling washing machine should trigger an error code long before it gets to this stage but if you suspect overfilling check this page - Washing machine overfills
Surging: There are (often intermittent) faults that can cause the motor to spin out of control on wash or rinses. Instead of turning slowly the fault causes the motor to surge into spin instead which throws the laundry and all the water about violently. Water can then be forced out of the soap dispenser drawer. This fault should be relatively rare these days but if you observe this behaviour call an engineer to diagnose the cause.
Leaks from drawer only when spinning
If it only comes out on spin it can be caused by a partial blockage preventing the water being pumped out fast enough resulting in excess water being thrown around on spin and backing up into the dispenser. This fault is similar to the surging fault described in the last list but different in that the problem only occurs when it's on a proper spin cycle and much of the water has been pumped away. Troubleshooting this fault is all about finding out why it isn't emptying the water properly which is usually due to a partial blockage. Follow the same troubleshooting as described for a washer not pumping any water out at all - Washing machine won't empty water
If water is being forced out of the drawer when the washer is spinning but it is on wash or rinse and shouldn't be spinning follow the procedure for surging in the previous section above
Disconnect first the mains, power plug off the wall. You could have a clog in your soap drawer; pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer to remove. Clean the soap drawer with an old tooth brush. The usual block could be old soap, softener, etc. (you could also be using too much soap powder). I usually use just above 125ml (my measure cup says ml, I use front loader powder for the 5.5kg load) The wash is very gud. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing. Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Next could be one of hoses has become loose, should be re-fixed. Examine by removing top of the front loader; this will give you a gud view of the pipes.If helped, click.
Some washing machines, can flood water out of the soap dispenser when a hose
gets blocked (usually with un dissolved soap powder) .Water flooding out of the front of a
washing machine's soap dispenser can also be an indication of overfilling or a
partial pump blockage if it does it when spinning.
Black gunge in the top of the soap dispenser can cause water to
spray towards the front and leak. Take out the soap dispenser drawer and look at
the roof of the soap dispenser. If it's covered in black gunge, blocking some of
the water holes, it could be causing problems. In extreme cases you have to
replace the dispenser.
try take the drawer out and clean the inside where the drawer fits into. It may have a build up of soap/softener etc.. then give the drawer itself a good clean including the bottom of the drawer. I have this problem from time to time where there is a build up of soap etc...
You said, During final spin/rinse a vibrating/buzzing noise begins behind the
from panel and which appears to be coming from just to the right of the
soap drawer. After a few seconds, either the trip throws on the
household consumer unit, or on one occasion, the fuse in the mains plug
blew as well. Have noticed (don't know if connected) that soap drawer is
often found containing water after machine is finished.
1.The soap dish needs to be cleaned out, holes clogged. The instructions for this process is in the user guide and I'll paste the site below for you in case you do not have it available to you. 2.The noise sounds like a short or electrical problem starting. For this you will need a hands on diagnoses. TRY doing the soap drawer first to be sure that it is not the culprit! The book can be found here and the drawer info on page 12:
Hotpoint WF430 Front Load Washer
This video will show you how to find that leak on any front
loading washing machine
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