Door Lock Or Interlock:
The door lock, also referred to as the interlock, is a security mechanism that is installed on front load Hotpoint washing machines as well as certain Hotpoint top load washers. It keeps the lid and door from opening while the machine is in operation. The system includes an internal door catch as well as the door lock mechanism which is situated at the rear of the main top or door shroud/front panel. The lock mechanism is comprised of several switches, and typically an unlock/lock solenoid or a solenoid for the wax motor.
When the cycle is started the washer control will activate the solenoid/wax engine of the lock to keep the door or lid from being opened. It will trigger the solenoid or wax motor that unlocks doors or turn it off at the closing of the cycle. The activation or deactivation of the solenoid of the motor usually takes about one minute. If the lid or the door will not open at the end of the cycle, then the lock mechanism could be the cause. Hotpoint washers have a manually operated release that opens the mechanism and permits you to open the lid or door.
You can usually find the release located at the bottom of the door lock, or, on specific models, inside the soap dispenser’s housing.
1. Unplug the Hotpoint washer’s source of power before you begin.
2. Make sure you clean the door lock. It’s located beneath the lid or in the frame of your washer.
3. If the issue continues If the issue persists, you may take the door lock off of your Hotpoint washer to check it for damage, cracks, or wear. If you want to take the switch off, you’ll likely have to take out all or part the cabinet.
4. If you find Hotpoint the switch displays any of these symptoms, you will need a new door lock.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook:
The door strike, also referred to as the catch or hook as it is part of the safety mechanism that is installed on front loading Hotpoint washing machines. It’s also utilized to trigger the lid switch of a top load washer. For Hotpoint front load washers the door hook functions to engage the lock mechanism. The hook for the door could be damaged and not be able to activate the door lock assembly properly or disconnect from the lock mechanism in a simple manner after.
The door strike, also known as a hook, usually consists from a tough plastic. It could be damaged by normal use and abuse or when someone tries to unlock the door while the lock is in use. What is the best way to examine the door strike of the Hotpoint washing machine:
1.This is an easy inspection that requires no tools, nor disassembly is required.
2. Locate your door strike. It’s located inside the door frame of your Hotpoint washing machine.
3.Inspect the strike for signs of wear or damage. Also, examine the strike for signs of wear, cracking or damage.
4. It is necessary to replace the Hotpoint door strike when you spot any issues while conducting the above tests.
Lid Hinge & Pin:
Two hinges connect the lid to top-load Hotpoint washers. These hinges can be made of metal or plastic, and eventually, they wear out from the use of the machine. If you are having difficulty opening the lid, the hinges may be the problem. How to inspect the lid hinge & pin on Hotpoint washing machine:
1. You will need to expose electrical components during the inspection. Before you begin making sure that you’ve unplugged the Hotpoint washer.
2. Start by lifting the lid. Then, examine the hinges and pins for wear, cracks or dirt.
3. Remove or lift the main top in order to look at every side of the hinges and pins. If you find any issues when performing these checks You will have to purchase the Hotpoint replacement hinges.