A leaky Hotpoint washing machine could be an extremely costly and aggravating issue to tackle however, it’s usually an issue that can be resolved with a little bit of knowledge and a couple of tools. This article will provide the most common reasons for leaks from a Hotpoint washing machine and give step-by-step directions on how to fix it. We’ve got you covered regardless of whether you’re having a small leak or a major flood. With the right method you can fix a leaking washer and get back to doing your laundry in short time.
If your washer is leaky, it is best to look at the hoses. There are a variety of hoses found on the Hotpoint washing machine. The most common are the drain and fill hoses. How to check the hoses on your Hotpoint washing machine:
- Begin by inspecting the connections at the back of the washer to ensure they are secure. Then verify that the leak is not being caused by a blockage in the home drain that is leaking through the standpipe.
- If there are no indications of leaks are discovered when inspecting the external hoses, disconnect your washing machine from the power source and remove the cabinet of the Hotpoint washing machine in order to check the internal hoses.
- A variety of internal hoses are connected to the tub. Examine the hoses for cracks, abrasions , or other damages.
- If you discover damaged hose(s) then you’ll require a Hotpoint replacement hose(s).
The water pump or drain pump is a component on a Hotpoint washing machine that removes water from the tub. It can be belt driven, direct drive, or an electric pump. How to check the condition of the pump of your Hotpoint washing machine’s pump
- Disconnect the Hotpoint washing machine from power sources before you begin.
- Remove the cabinet or the front panel of the appliance. Find the pump(s).
- An outlet, also known as a drain pipe will be provided through the pump. It may also have an inlet that connects to your tub. There may also be an outlet with a circulation. If water is leaking from the Hotpoint washer in the course of a wash or drain cycle, inspect the location of the drain pump. The first step is to check for loose clamps on the hose, or leaky hoses that are connected to the pump. If the leak originates directly from the pump, you’ll require a replacement Hotpoint pump.
Tub Cover Gasket
This tub cover gasket is found on front-load and top-loading Hotpoint washers. It covers the tub’s outside by securing the tub cover. If you are experiencing a water leak in the spin or wash segments of the cycle then the gasket on the tub cover may be the source of the issue. How to examine the tub cover gasket on the Hotpoint washing machine.
- Unplug the Hotpoint washing machine and take off the cabinet or front panel.
- Find the gasket of the tub cover. You may need remove the tub cover in order to reach it.
- The gasket should be inspected for signs of wear or damage, it is also important to look for indications of water leakage or soapy water staining in the gasket to aid in identifying the problem.
- You’ll need a new Hotpoint tub cover gasket in the event that your gasket has been damaged or worn.
Water Inlet Valve
The valve for water inlet on the inside of your Hotpoint washing machine controls the introduction of hot and cold water into your washer. How do you check the valve that controls water inlet for your Hotpoint washing machine:
- Disconnect the power source and the water source of your washing machine before beginning.
- Remove the rear panel of your appliance and identify the water inlet valve. It’s likely to be right behind the hose connectors.
- Remove the valve from the washer, and then inspect the screens for buildups or debris. Be careful when doing this since the screens are not able to be replaced , and if they break, you’ll need to replace the entire valve. Also, inspect the valve for cracks, wear or damage.
- Using a multimeter set in Rx1 mode, place probes on the terminals of the valve. The reading you will receive will differ from one model to the next. Check your owner’s manual to determine what the recommended reading for a functioning valve should be. If you get an error reading, it’s within the range recommended or if the valve is damaged, you’ll need an Hotpoint replacement valve.
Bellows Or Door Boot Seals
The door bellows or door boot seal is used in front load washers of Hotpoint to seal between the door and the tub’s outside. The bellows of rubber may crack from wear and tear. External objects may also cause leaks to the front of your Hotpoint washer. If your washer seems to be leaking around the door area, then you ought to suspect that the bellows are the cause. How to check the bellows on a washer machine:
- Disconnect your Hotpoint washer from the source of power.
- The door should be opened and examine the bellows to look for signs of wear or damage, or for accumulation of dirt and soap which could cause a weak sealing to the door. Be aware of sharp foreign objects that can cause tears are usually placed in the folds the bellows and can pose danger.
- If you notice any of these symptoms You will require Hotpoint replacement bellows.
Water Level Switch Or Pressure Switch Air Dome Tube
If you’re Hotpoint washer leaks in the fill portion of the cycle, it could be overfilling. The water level switch which is activated through pressure is used to adjust the level of the water within the tub. The water will be able to fill the tub and pressurize the air inside, pressing against the diaphragm. The valve for water inlet will be controlled by the switch, that will shut off the valve when it reaches the right level of water. Here’s how to check the water level switch inside your Hotpoint washer:
- If you’re going to be working on electrical components, you must make sure you’ve turned off the washer’s power.
- Find and pull out your water level switch. It’s usually located in the control panel behind and may have a hose or air dome tube which connects the tub. In Hotpoint washers that use an electronic control, the switch could be found in the sump , which is below the tub.
- To determine whether the switch has a problem, you should first eliminate the air dome hose that is in trouble. Look for wear areas and cracks on the hose. Immerse the hose in water and then take it off. Close one end, and blow air through the other and check for bubbles. Also, check for obstructions within the hose.
- If the air dome hose appears be in good condition, then you may need a Hotpoint replacement water level switch.
A front-load Hotpoint washer’s front catch is responsible for closing the door during the washing cycle. The mechanism that locks the door will lock the hook or catch on the door and prevent the door from opening during the process. The door catch may be worn out, but it can still keep the door locked. How do you inspect the door catch on a Hotpoint washing machine’s door catch:
- You might need to take the front panels off based on the model to be able to see the door catch. In other models, you’ll be able access it by pulling off the screws that hold it in place. If you have to take off the front panel in order for access to it, disconnect the appliance prior.
- Check the door catch for damage, cracks or wear and tear, or other foreign objects that may hinder it from closing properly.
- You’ll require a replacement Hotpoint door catch in the event that you observe any damage or wear.
Tub Seal or Boot Seal
A tub seal is used on a Hotpoint washing machine to stop water from leakage between the basket shaft and transmission shaft. The problem with defective seals usually starts as a small leak of water but eventually can lead to an issue with the main tub bearing. The tub seal could be damaged and should be replaced if your washing machine is leaking during filling or stirring. How to inspect the tub seal on the Hotpoint washing machine:
- To verify whether the tub seal is causing your leak, remove the front of your washer and let it fill with water in a normal manner. For indications of water damage, check an area where the transmission shaft enters into the tub.
- On front load washers removal of the access panel at the rear is required. Look for signs of water leaking from the weep holes close to the bearing case in the rear. If you see any water leaking out of the weep holes that are located close to the rear bearing housing you’ll need to replace the tub seal from Hotpoint.