Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer
Our washing machine simply won't start. We've checked the plug fuses. How do we replace the fuse in the machine and if it's not that, what else might it be?
If this machine is totally dead and it tripped your home electrics - (which is probably a 30amp fuse) means that it is likely a serious fault in the machine. :-(
Washing machines take out ring main fuses if there are faults in the washers heater unit,motor or suppressor. Also water may have breached a seal somewhere and cause a short inside the electrical compartments. The flash you saw was probably some sensitive electronics and any smaller internal fuse popping. It is possible that simply replacing internal fuse will result in doing more damage once power is restored.
To fix a fusing washing machine you have to use a diagnostic electrical meter that puts high voltage across the appliance - Not something I can offer more info on. So whatever has happened (and in the interest of safety) you would probably want a qualified proffessional to take a look or as a last resort a hotpoint engineer!
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
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CHANGING THE FUSE
1. Remove the fuse holder insert with a screwdriver (1/4 turn).
2. Replace the fuse. (The fuse must be a 250V, 15amp slow-blow fuse.)
3. Fit the fuse holder insert with the fuse into the fuse holder.
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