A loud Hotpoint washing machine can be an unsettling issue for lots of homeowners. It can make your life miserable and may indicate a more serious issue with the Hotpoint appliance. There are a few easy ways to fix your Hotpoint washer running again. We’ll go over the most common causes of noisy Hotpoint washers . We will also provide some simple suggestions and tips to resolve the problem. We have the solution for you, regardless of what type of sound you’re hearing, for instance, an ear-splitting bang or an eerie sound. So, let’s get started!
Pump & Motor: The drain pump in a Hotpoint washing machine is used to pump water from the tub prior to and following the spin cycle. The pump can be motor driven, belt driven, driven or possess its own electric motor. If your Hotpoint washing machines make the sound of a boom during or after spin cycles it may indicate that the drain pump isn’t functioning correctly. How to inspect and repair the pump motor in the Hotpoint washing machine: To find the pump, disconnect the Hotpoint washer and then remove the front or cabinet. To verify the source of the noise, connect your washer back into the outlet and start an entire cycle. Be cautious as you are now in contact with moving parts as well as electrical circuits. 2. If you are able to confirm that the noise originates from the pump, remove the inlet hose from the pump. 3. Examine the impeller of the pump for any signs of foreign matter which could be causing the noise, or may cause damage to the impeller. It is also recommended to turn the impeller manually to make sure it’s not seized or worn. It is recommended to remove any foreign objects that might be found in the vicinity of the pump. 4. If you observe any signs of wear or damage, or if you notice that the impeller has blocked, you’ll need a replacement motor for the pump. Front load washers from Hotpoint typically utilize a self-contained electrical drain pump. The motor may be worn or damaged, and requires a complete Hotpoint replacement pump.
Drive Belt : The drive belt connects the drive motor to the transmission in top-load Hotpoint washers. It also connects the drive motor as well as the basket for front-load Hotpoint washers. The drive belt connects the drive motor to the transmission in some top load washers from Hotpoint, or connect the drive motor with the basket of wash in all front load washers made by Hotpoint. A drive belt can be either a single V-shaped or multi-ribbed belt. It is constructed from rubber, but can also be covered with a fabric cover. On Hotpoint washers that are front loading, the drive belt is typically multi-ribbed, and is made to be mounted to make sure it is tight. When it comes to top load belt driven Hotpoint washers the drive belt is normally an V belt with the cover of a fabric that allows for some slippage or it might be a covered rubber belt fitted with an idler pulley as well as a device that reduces the amount of friction when the motor starts up. What can you know if yourHotpoint washing machines drive belt has worn out? Unplug your Hotpoint washer from the power source, and then take off the access panel or cabinet. 2. Find your drive belt, it is connected to the motor drive on one side. Once you’ve found it, remove the clamps that secure the belt in place . Then, remove the belt in order to examine it. 3. Examine the drive belt for any signs of burning, fraying, wear, or any other damage. 4. If you see any of the above issues, you will require a Hotpoint replacement drive belt.
Direct Drive Motor Coupling :Some top load washers made by Hotpoint have direct drive motor coupling that transfers power from the motor to the transmission. The drive coupling made comprising two plastic forks and a rubber coupling. It joins the motor and transmission. One drive fork is attached to the drive motor shaft and the other one is connected to the input shaft of the transmission. The rubber coupling between drive forks absorbs the torque when the motor shaft spins. This prevents forks breaking. Normal usage will result in wear and tear on the coupling and eventually the drive forks may slide and create a vibration noise. The coupling might fail if the transmission becomes stuck , or the spin basket is unable to rotate freely. This could lead to a vibrating sound. How to examine the condition of aHotpoint washer’s direct drive motor coupling: 1. Unplug the Hotpoint washing machine. 2. Open the door of your Hotpoint washer’s cabinet to locate and then remove the direct motor coupling. You may need to remove the drain pump and/or motor in order to get access to the coupling for your motor, based on your model. 3. It is important to examine the motor coupling to see if it is cracked or wear and tear. If you spot any of these, then you’ll require a Hotpoint replacement direct drive motor coupling.
Shock absorbers :All front-load Hotpoint washing machine have shock absorbers, which are utilized to limit the tub’s movement during the spin cycle. The shock absorbers , also known as struts are attached to the base frame as well as to the tub’s outer frame. you’ll need to take off either the front or rear panel to get the struts. The Hotpoint washing machine may make loud noises when it spins if the shock absorbers weaken or become damaged. It can result in the damage to other parts. How to examine the shock absorbers in theHotpoint washing machine: 1. Disconnect your Hotpoint appliance from its electricity source. 2. Removing the front or rear panel, based on the model, in order to find the shock absorbers. 3. Examine the shocks for broken attachments, leaky fluids or weak dampening. 4. You’ll require replacement shock absorbers from Hotpoint when either shock shows any of these signs. Both shocks should be replaced simultaneously.
Tub Dampening Strat :Top-load Hotpoint washers may make use of tub dampening straps order to ease the tub’s movement throughout spin cycles. The tub’s upper and lower corner of the cabinet are secured by four straps. The straps made of rubber can wear out in normal use. If straps become stretched or damaged the tub may come in contact with the cabinet during spin and produce a loud banging noise. Inadequate or continuous use can cause more stress and eventually cause the breakage of the straps. How do you check the tub dampening strap of yourHotpoint washer: Remove the cabinet from the washer after you have removed your Hotpoint appliance power supply. 2. Find the tub dampening clips. There are four of them, each fixed to the cabinet, as well as one at the corner. 3. The straps should be inspected for wear, fraying or damage. 4.If any of the straps exhibit these signs, you will need four Hotpoint replacement tub dampening straps. It is recommended that you replace all four straps at once as they wear around the same pace.
Drive motor: The main drive motor of a top-load Hotpoint washer is used to control the transmission and spin the wash basket and , on some Hotpoint washers to control the pump too. On Hotpoint washers with front loading the drive motor is through a belt which drives the pulley that spins the wash basket. The most frequent sign of a failing drive motor is a buzzing or humming sound as it starts. Sometimes, this may be accompanied with a distinct burning smell. The drive motor has an overcurrent thermal system that will eliminate power from the windings once it detects this condition. Consequently, the motor will cease to function. The motor’s drive motor may have failed or the motor could be defective. How to test theHotpoint washing-machine drive motor using a multimeter Before you begin, make sure you’ve disconnected the appliance. You’ll be working using electrical parts.
- Remove the cabinet from the Hotpoint washer and locate the motor that drives it.
- Once you’ve located it, disconnect all wires and take it out of the washer to check it.
- Your multimeter should be set to Rx1 and the probes that are placed on the terminals will test for continuity. The reading is expected to be zero or close to zero.
- To test for a connection to the ground, with one probe still touching a terminal touch another probe to the bare metal housing of the motor. You shouldn’t get any reading in this test.
- You’ll require a replacement Hotpoint drive motor if your test results are different from those mentioned above.
Drive Motor Pulley and Pump Pulley and Transmission Pulley: On belt driven Hotpoint washing equipment, the motor pulley is a support for the drive belt, and in some cases , the pump belt. There will also be corresponding pulleys for the transmission as well as the pump. The grease, rubber compound, or dirt can build up on these pulleys, causing an eerie sound or a loud noise when the motor is running. If your machine produces this sound when it is spinning, draining or agitating and draining, you must inspect the pulleys for indications of damage or dirt accumulation. How do you check the pulleys on your Hotpoint washing machine:
- Before you begin, disconnect your machine from the mains power supply.
- Take the cabinet out and locate the pulley in question. The belt must be removed from the pulley in order to closely inspect the pulley.
- Check for signs of burning or wear or damage. Be sure to look for traces of dirt, grease, or other debris, and then wash anything you find off the pulley and the surrounding area.
- If you spot any signs of damage, you’ll need a Hotpoint replacement pulley.
Pump Belt : On top load Hotpoints, which are belt driven washers, the pump belt is what powers the pulley that is on the drain pump. Wear and tear and time can cause the belt to break or get frayed, which could cause the sound of a thumping or squealing when the spin or drain cycle. This may be accompanied by a burning rubber smell or an incomplete drain as well. How to know if yourHotpoint washing machine’s pump belt is in need of replacement: After disconnecting the plug on the Hotpoint appliance, open the cabinet to allow to locate the pump belt. The belt for the pump will be joined to the pulleys of the drive motor, one-on-end. For a thorough examination of the belt take off the clamps that hold it in place. Watch for signs of fraying, wear or burning. You will need a replacement Hotpoint pump belt If you have any of these signs.
Tub Bearing: Both front-load and top-load washers from Hotpoint are equipped with tub bearings which allow for the inner tub or wash basket to freely turn. Top load washers typically feature a bearing on the bottom, or at the input of the transmission, and another in the place where the shaft connects to the tub’s inner. Two bearings are used by front load Hotpoint washers to help support the shaft for the wash basket. They are located in the rear of the tub’s exterior. A tub seal protects the bearings from the effects of water. The tub seal is designed to protect the bearings from the wash water. Long-term exposure to detergents that are harsh and excessive load conditions can cause the seal to wear. How to inspect the tub bearing inside aHotpoint washing machine:
- Take the power supply off your Hotpoint washer.
- Find the tub bearing by removing the Hotpoint washer cabinet. Depending on the style and model of washer you own it is possible to remove the inner tub or wash basket and/or transmission in order to reach the tub bearing.
- Look over the tub bearing to find cracks or wear. Also, look for rust or any other indications that the bearings have worn out.
- If you notice any of these symptoms then you’ll need a Hotpoint replacement tub bearing. You must replace your tub seal particularly if the bearing has signs of rusting or damage from water.
Agitator Directional Cogs & Dogs: Agitator directional gears are utilized to control the upper parts of dual-action agitators. These cam shaped dogs interact with the cogs located on the outer surface of the agitator when they rotate in one direction. They then release when the agitator reverses direction. This allows the upper portion of the agitator “ratchet” in one direction while the bottom half will agitate in both directions. The cogs for directional agitation are made of hard plastic and will wear out with regular use. When they get too smooth to be able to engage the cogs of the agitator, they will start to slide, and then make a grinding or crunching noise. Also, you will notice that the top portion of the agitator doesn’t move in a smooth manner or does not move at all. How to check agitator cogs in Hotpoint washing machine:
- Before you begin, disconnect your machine from the mains power supply.
- If your Hotpoint washing machines come with a fabric softener dispenser you can open the lid and access the cogs. To reach the cogs on models that do not have a fabric softener dispenser, you’ll have to remove the cover of the agitator. The model you have may require you to remove the top or bottom of the agitator to reach the cogs.
- Check the cogs for indications of wear, damage or discoloration. Also, see if there are any missing cogs.
- It is necessary to replace the directional cogs in Hotpoint when you experience any of these problems.
Clutch Assembly: Some top load washers from Hotpoint use the clutch assembly to lock the shaft of transmission input to the drive of the washer during the spin cycle. The clutch is prone to wear over time due to friction between clutch pad and the housing. This can cause an eerily sound. A worn or damaged clutch can stop the washing machine of Hotpoint from spinning or may cause an inefficient spin that will leave your clothes wet after the cycle. Other indicators that the gearbox may be causing your problems are brake dust or shavings found underneath the Hotpoint washing machine, a slight burning smell, or a noisy sound during the spin cycle. How to check the clutch assembly inside theHotpoint washing machine
- Before you start, unplug the appliance.
- For more detailed inspection take a look at the clutch assembly. The clutch is generally placed under the basket drive unit and attached to the outer tub. To access the clutch, you will need to remove the cabinet, drive motor, and transmission apart.
- Check the clutch assembly to find any signs of burns, wear, or damage.
- If you find any of these issues, you’ll need an Hotpoint replacement clutch assembly.