Question about Hotpoint Washing Machines
I have a Hotpoint WMF540 and the soap dispenser drawer has gone all mouldy inside.
How do I remove the drawer for easy cleaning?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you have a blocked filter, unplug from mains, take off back panel you will see a black sump hose coming from the tub to the pump, tilt the machine forward and put a dish or bowl under sump unscrew clamp and pull off slowly to release any water in the drum. You will find a blockage, also what appears to be a ping pong ball dont throw away it is meant to be there.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
SOURCE: Soap dispenser
I got my fixed last night. It was the "lid" for the softener despenser that was making the drawer stick. To remove it you need to take the top off of the washer. There is are two plastic "holders" on the back of the machine that hold the top onto the machine. Each of these "holders" have two screws, remove them, then remove the holder. You can then, with some effort, slide the top of the washer towards the back the then lift it off. You will then be able to see plastic tub that contains the drawer for the despensers. You can't remove this tub, but on the side facing the inside of the washer are a couple of tabs holding the top of the plastic down. You can gently release these tabs and pull up on the top slightly. This gave me enough "play" to then open the drawer. The problem, I believe, is that over time, that tub moves and makes it impossible for the drawer to open. With trial and error, I found that with removing the "lid" for the softener despenser, and completely closing the lid of the plastic tub, that that solved the problem.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
SOURCE: Fabric softener not draining
Remove the dispenser drawer by pushing down on the tab at the center back and pulling drawer out. Now, remove the top of the fabric softener compartment and the parts of the soap dispenser and clean them all out. An old toothbrush often helps. Reassemble and replace. They should siphon out now.
Posted on May 23, 2009
On the very back top of the drawer is a lock lever that you depress to relase the drawer. Push it down and pull drawer out. Clean and replace.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
It does, but our loving friends at Hotpoint put the filter UNDER the drum and it can only be got to by drgging the machine out and attaching from the rear. The filter is the size of a large coffee mug, covered in rubber, directly below the cetrre of the drum and held in place by a large jubilee clip. Remove the clip, pull off the rubber boot and inside is a white conical "pot" with a ping pong ball in it. HOWEVER. Before you do this, if you are getting smells, first take 3 DISHWASHER tablets, throw them in an empty washer and put it on the hottest whites cotton program you can. Modern biological powders use bacteria to "eat" stains and when they get trapped in the machine, they can smell. Dishwasher tablets are made to wash and to KILL bacteria. It may help. Its a good thing to do anyway every now and again and it may save you a fruitless job dragging the machine out for no reason.
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
Testimonial: "many thanks fitzoriginal will try the dish washer tablet remedy."
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