While running, my Hotpoint WD51 washing machine tripped the main household fuse. I put it back on and realized that the fuse in the appliance plug had blown. replaced that and also opened the cover to open the door from inside(had posted this problem earlier). The machine ran fine for another wash and the fuse blew again (but the door was fine)..replaced the second time and again the machine ran fine for 1 more wash. Now,the fuse in the appliance plug has blown for the third time and now if i replace it, it blows the instant i seitch on the power supply. Also, this time, the machine body was quite hot when the fuse blew. Please advice what could be the problem and how can I fix it.
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Re: Hotpoint WD51 fuse issue
Is it the motor that got hot?, if so then check the motor carbons for wear, as these heat up when worn, also if the carbons are fine check the pump and filters for blockages, this makes the motor spin while water is still in the machine causing the motor to overheat, and subsequently tripping and blowing the fuses etc
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try this open the door and then plug it back in when the door is closed its got power so when open the power is really low if it trip after that it will be you main Bord and poss door switch but i will tell you its going to cost cheaper to buy a second hand machine if you have done what i have told you then get a call out but make sure the call out is cheap ok it could be a waste of time ok
Has it 'never' worked correctly?
Pull out the dispenser drawer far enough to be able to just see the main wash tray, select the main wash and check that water is entering the tray. If it isn't either there is a fault with the water distribution and an engineer call is required OR the holes through which the water is fed are blocked and need cleaning ;-0(
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about the noise and juddering of the unit just adjust the legs at each bottom corner of the washing machine to make it stand flat on the floor. Do not touch the bearing for now! update me about your progress while I'll check my records for data about your washer.
You said, During final spin/rinse a vibrating/buzzing noise begins behind the
from panel and which appears to be coming from just to the right of the
soap drawer. After a few seconds, either the trip throws on the
household consumer unit, or on one occasion, the fuse in the mains plug
blew as well. Have noticed (don't know if connected) that soap drawer is
often found containing water after machine is finished.
1.The soap dish needs to be cleaned out, holes clogged. The instructions for this process is in the user guide and I'll paste the site below for you in case you do not have it available to you. 2.The noise sounds like a short or electrical problem starting. For this you will need a hands on diagnoses. TRY doing the soap drawer first to be sure that it is not the culprit! The book can be found here and the drawer info on page 12:
Washing machines take out ring main fuses if there are faults in the machine:
washers heater unit
Also water may have breached a seal somewhere and cause a short inside the electrical compartments.
To fix a fusing washing machine you have to use a diagnostic electrical meter that puts high voltage across the appliance - Not something I can offer more info on. So whatever has happened (and in the interest of safety) you would probably want a qualified proffessional to take a look or as a last resort a hotpoint engineer!
there is a few things that will do this to your electics 1st & formost if your trip switch is tripping off remember this is a safty device to prevent fire so ignoring the problem & switching the power back on to try again could run the risk of fire!!
when the power trips you will need to know at what point in the wash this happens if its when the machine is emptying then it would be a pump issue if the machine is emptying no problem then the issue is more likely to be the motor either of which would need to be replaced if you are having these problems.
on rare ocasions you can spring a leak & if water gets on the electrics this will also trip the power but this is 1 of the least likely posabilatys.. rest assured if the power is tripping off then your home electrics are working fine & to confirm all sockets run from 1 main fuse all lights run from a second main fuse then there is a few other bits that run on there on fuses too i.e. cooker, power shower etc.. remember always get a qualified electrician to work on your electrics to ensure the job is carried out correctly
Hi - had a similar problem with about 3 different makes of washing machine - the RCD switch on the main household fuse box was continually tripping . Nobody could give me a right answer . Eventually ended up with a Hotpoint . Felt sorry for the delivery guys from the electrical retailers having to keep dragging machines in and out .