Hotpoint Washing Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


There is an electrically controlled lock on the door that prevents opening while the machine is in operation, and sometimes for a short period after a cycle has finished.

Sometimes this lock can get stuck and requires some persuasion to release.

This may sound odd but try it:

Make a fist with your hand and bang the door, near the latch, with the side of your fist. Do this firmly, but obviously not so hard that you will damage the door or, more importantly, your hand. This can often release the latch that should have released automatically.

Hotpoint... | Answered 23 hours ago


Remove the two top rear screws then slide the entire top forward....some units slide towards the rear.

Hotpoint Washing... | Answered on Aug 11, 2018


Just had same problem with my hotpoint wmf740 showing h20 and found an easy fix was to clean out the detergent draw thoroughly and just behind it.to remove tray was easy and it does say to do this regulary in the manual

Hotpoint Ultima... | Answered on Aug 05, 2018


Check to make sure that the water valves are open and water is getting to the machine.

Hotpoint Washing... | Answered on Aug 05, 2018


Microwave ovens have a special paint inside them that prevents the microwaves from hitting the metal. When the paint gets damaged or when the oven is used with metal in something or nothing at all, the continued use will cause what you are talking about. That unit is not made any longer and repairing it would involve removing it from its installation and taking it into a shop. You would be money ahead to replace it. However you should request delivery, installation and haul away of the old one because electronics cannot be just put in the trash,

Hotpoint Washing... | Answered on Jul 28, 2018


Could be a defective latch or a controller fault preventing release

Hotpoint Washing... | Answered on Jun 29, 2018

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