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Hotpoint WMA57 Spins then pumps clean water into drum thro soap drawer in short bursts!

Hello.
I have a Hotpoint WMA57 - bought quite a few years ago and no longer manufactured I think. It has a 1400 spin and has worked well until recently, but now an intermittent fault seems to be developing into a permanent problem.

After going through a full washing cycle and spin successfully, the machine does not release the door lock, but instead starts pumping new water into the drum in short bursts. This eventually stops so that there is maybe an inch and a half sitting in the bottom of the drum until a new cycle is started. If we get to the machine after the fast section of the spin cycle it is possible to switch the machine off and remove the washing as normal, but this is a bit tiresome and can leave washing sitting soaking if we are out.

Repair men have so far cleared us out of a total of £100 (I feel really stupid now!) to clear blockages from the pump and then replace the pump, but there has been no change. A new programmer at £100-120 would mean that we would be better off buying a new machine. Is there anything I can do to fix it? It seems a terrible waste to abandon something so close to working!

Any help gratefully received.
Thanks
Fiona

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