A Hotpoint washer that isn’t working correctly can lead to a variety of problems, especially when it’s not using hot or cold water. It is frustrating to wash dirty clothes and also costly to hire a professional to fix the problem. There are many issues with hot or cold water in the Hotpoint washer can be easily addressed by the home owner. We’ll discuss the most common causes your washer doesn’t have hot or cold water, and give step-by-step solutions. From checking the water supply to resolving the thermostat issue, we’ll go over all you need to know to make sure your washer is running smoothly again. It can save you money by not needing to repair a washer that isn’t warm or cold.
Inlet Hoses & Screens
Hotpoint washing machines are connected to your household water supply through fill hoses. These hoses usually measure about approximately 4-5 feet long, and typically have an aluminum or wire mesh screen fitted into the bottom of the hose which is connected to the faucet. This screen is designed to prevent sediment from getting into the water inlet valve on the appliance. It’s located on the back. How to examine the screens and hoses on yourHotpoint washing machine
- This is a simple test; you’ll not have to disassemble the machine. Make sure the hoses and faucets are in good condition.
- Shut off the taps and disconnect the line of filling from the intake valve and inspect the screens. It is recommended to clean out any sediment or debris.
- To make sure you have sufficient pressure to fully fill the hoses place the hose’s end in a tub or bucket, and start the faucet. Examine the hose’s screens for dirt or damage when you don’t have enough pressure.
- If you encounter issues in these inspections you’ll require Hotpoint screen and hose replacement.
Water Inlet Valve
The Water Inlet valve on your Hotpoint washing machine supplies cold and hot water for the wash and rinse. The valve has two solenoids operating inlets that control both hot and cold water supply. The valve is controlled by the electronic control, timer and the water temperature cycle selector. The valve is controlled via the electronic control or timer and the cycle selector for water temperature switch, as well as the water level/pressure switch. How to examine the water inlet valve on theHotpoint washing machines with a multimeter:
- Before beginning the inspection ensure that your washer is not connected to the power supply and water source.
- In order to remove the valve to test it, you’ll have to get rid of all or part of the Hotpoint washer cabinet. You’ll see the valve right behind the hose connectors.
- Examine the Hotpoint washer’s valve to see if there is cracks, wear or damage. The valve has screens inside it that might have built up dirt or other debris, in this case, it must be thoroughly cleaned. If these screens break it is necessary to replace the whole valve.
- The resistance of a properly operating valve may vary from model to model. Consult your manual to find out the correct reading. To determine if the valve is in continuity, connect the probes to the valve’s connections using your multi-meter set to Rx1. If you don’t get continuity, try using a Hotpoint replacement inlet valve.
The lid switch on top-load Hotpoint washing machines is a security device which stops the motor circuit from running in the event that the lid is opened. Some models also feature a valve for water inlet that can be controlled. These models have an auxiliary switch on the lid that regulates the power source. You should inspect the lid switch in the event that the water inlet valve in your Hotpoint washer is not receiving the power. How to test the lid switch on a Hotpoint washer:
- Before you start, you must make sure that your Hotpoint washer is disconnected from the outlet.
- In order to locate the switch,, you must remove the cabinet or top panel. After you locate it, check that the levers or actuators aren’t damaged or stuck and that the switch is operated mechanically.
- If there is no issue, you can remove the switch to test for continuity. You can then set your multimeter to RX1 to confirm.
- As you press the switch’s buttons, make sure you touch the terminals with probes. You should get a reading of zero or close to zero.
- If you do not receive the same reading, you will need an Hotpoint replacement lid switch.
Selector Swap or Water Temperature Shift
The selector switch or water temperature switch, selects the water temperature to be used during the rinse and wash portions of the. This switch is used to provide power to the appropriate solenoids of the water intake valve. If you are not able to get an electrical connection to the solenoids on the water inlet valve it is possible that the temperature selector switch is in error. How to test theHotpoint washing-machine selector switch using a multimeter:
- It is necessary to disconnect the Hotpoint washer first before you can test and unplug electrical components.
- Switch off the selector on the appliance to test it. You will require disassembling every part or all of your washer’s cabinet to access it. It’s usually connected to the frame of the Hotpoint washer machine.
- Every button of the switch will be examined individually. Start by placing probes on the buttons’ terminals. The reading should read infinity. Next, press the button to switch to zero. Then press the button to turn the reading back to infinity.
- If your readings are not in accordance with the above descriptions You will have to change the switch by Hotpoint.
Water Level Pressure Switch
The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that forms part of the valve for water inlet. This part is normally located behind the control panel, and it will contain a hose, or a dome tube connecting it to the tub. For Hotpoint washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump below the tub. The switch might stop providing power to the valve to supply water in the event of a malfunction. How to examine the water level switch on the Hotpoint washer machine:
- As with most repairs, you must disconnect the power source to your Hotpoint appliance prior to beginning.
- A defective air dome or switch can cause similar symptoms to the defective switch. You can open the cabinet of your washer to discover the issue, and then remove the air dome hose. With one end sealed, blow into the other while the hose is submerged in water. The hose should not bubble up and no bubbles should rise to the surface.
- Switch off the appliance to check it for any signs of damage, wear, or cracking. The switch is most likely located within the sump area beneath the tub or in the area behind your control panel.
- You may require a replacement water level switch from Hotpoint should you find flaws while performing the above examinations.
The timer or electronic controller is used to regulate the timing at which the water inlet valve receives power. A number of electrical contacts form the mechanical timer. The contacts are controlled by small motors as well as cams. These contacts supply energy to the water intake valve circuit during the fill, rinse and rinse parts of the cycle. How do you check the timer controls of a Hotpoint washer using a multimeter
- To locate the timer, unplug your Hotpoint washer and remove its control panel as well as the rear panel.
- Remove the timer from the Hotpoint washer. Don’t pull the wires directly, instead, pull on the connectors.
- The probes should be placed at the motor terminals. The continuity test will provide you with a reading of zero or close to zero.
- You’ll need a new Hotpoint timer If your test results differ.
A Hotpoint washer that does not have hot or cold water can be an issue that is frustrating and may be challenging to fix, but it’s typically quite easy. It is possible to identify common issues such as clogged pipes, damaged valves, or incorrect temperature settings for your water by following the guidelines in this article. Make sure you unplug the Hotpoint washer before you attempt any repairs, and if you’re uncertain about any part of the process you should look up the manual for the manufacturer or consult a professional assistance. With just a bit of time and perseverance, you can have your Hotpoint washer working flawlessly and efficiently, saving you the trouble of washing dirty clothes and the cost of repairs.