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Hotpoint WD64, leaking water from soap drawer

The above problem has continued even after checking for blockages at the black rubber pipe that connects the soap drawer to the drum area. I have also checked the sump drain pipe??, black in colour below the drum, that holds the filter. Even after emtying the filter the machine still leaks a lot of water on initial fill. After that it seems to be ok. Soap drawer area is clean and soap free except for the stuff going into the machine. Anyone got any ideas. Thanks Alan

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    Hotpoint WD64 washer dryer. On initial swithch on and fill, water sprays in to the soap tray but then slowly seeps down the front of the machine (at first glance I thought the door was leaking). There don't appear to be any blockages and I think our high water pressure may have something to do with it. The spray is maybe too powerful and simply sprays into the soap dish then out of the soap door?

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    water leaking out of the soap drawer on initial fill up is hot

  • royb01 Dec 02, 2008

    I've the same problem as above, I've checked the obvious stuff, blockages, filters, pipework etc and everything is fine.
    It looks like too much pressure (cold fill?) but this problem has only recently occurred and used to be OK.
    The comments on the condenser are interesting but why would this cause this problem?
    Appreciate any feedback.
    Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    leaks intermittently when filling. Has been checked for blockage but none found

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Your condenser is blocked,you might be lucky and get away with just cleaning it, but most of the time it is just best to change it. You will have to take the back off again it is the plastic component with the fan motor attached, disconnect the 2 black tubes to it [note where they come from] unscrew the 3 bolts at the bottom , disconnect the wires going to the fan motor. If you are going to change the condensor you will have to take the fan motor off aswell MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE MAINS. GOOD LUCK

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Just gave the condenser a major overhaul, a bit tricky to remove but sorted. What is interesting is that the small 'vent' tube from the detergent box was blocked with fibres etc in the condenser housing, it is now clear and it seems to have resolved the problem.
I have the main water pressure back to 100% now, technically unsure whether this was causing a airlock causing the water level to rise in the tray etc, Ant thoughts?
Fingers crossed!
Roy

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Try turning down your cold water pressure. some times the pressure it is so great that the water hits the soap dispense and spill over. this is a common problem with front loaders??

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