Question about Hotpoint WMA40 Front Load Washer
The appliance will not advance to spin until the drain part of the cycle is complete. This problem is commonly caused by faults affecting the drain part of the cycle.
Check drain hose at the back of the appliance.
Access the hose connected to drain pump by removing the fascia trim at the base of the appliance, on the front side. There you will find access to drain pump, rotate and remove the cap; be prepared to collect a good amount of water in there. Open and remove eventual blockage.
Operations are often illustrated in the user manual.
Disconnect power first.
If that does not fix the problem, then parts that must be tested and eventually replaced are pressure switch and door latch.
The pressure switch is the device that detects water level. The pressure switch detects water level and send an impuls to central control unit to advance cycle to spin when there is no more water.
If the pressure switch is malfunctioning, then the machine does not advance to spin.
The pressure switch is difficult to test (you need to read impedance with tub full and empty, or to read volts when cycling. The pressure switch is not an expensive part. It is tested summarily by blowing in the hose attached to the switch and cleaning it. If that does not work, then the switch gets replaced.
The door latch is double checked by timer control before advancing to spin. A defective door latch mechanism or switch may prevent the appliance from advancing to the spin part of the cycle.
Additionally, if the machine trips out circuit breaker whenever the spin part of the cycle is reached, then there may be a short in wiring to motor, a faulty motor control unit, a faulty central control unit, or even a defective motor.
In that case the repair is more complicate, and the technician will need to test all the parts listed above.
At user level, all that can be done is inspecting wiring and looking for burnt spots in wiring to central control unit, or for evident faults that can be seen checking the parts (eg.melting components or wires).
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
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