Hotpoint washers that stop moving into the next wash cycle can cause frustration and confusion. There are many possible reasons for this problem, ranging from simple to more complex.
In this article, we will explore some of the most frequently-cited reasons for why Hotpoint washers don’t proceed to the next cycle and give step-by-step directions for how to identify and fix the issue. If you’re a skilled DIYer or a first-time fixer-upper this guide will help you fix your Hotpoint washing machine back in good working order in a matter of minutes. It’s all about the type of Hotpoint washer you have.
A top-load Hotpoint washer will not advance to the drain or spin cycle if the lid switch fails. The Hotpoint washing machine that fails to complete the cycle might have a malfunctioning timer, or a malfunctioning water-level pressure switch. A malfunctioning or defective drain pump, or the shifter assembly in a top-load vertical modular Hotpoint washer can result in it stopping mid-cycle.
In addition, excessive suds can cause this type of washer to stop when the cycle has finished. A Hotpoint front-load washer can be stopped by a damaged washer door lock, failed main electronic controller board or a malfunctioning motor control board. This type of washer usually sends out a digital error signal when the washer control detects a problem and shuts down the cycle.
These repairs could help solve YOUR Hotpoint WASHER PROBLEM
Replace the switch on the lid of the washer
The switch for the lid on top-load Hotpoint washers is an safety switch that will check whether the lid is closed. If the basket spins the lid must be closed. If not, the washer will not spin or drain. Some top-load Hotpoint models require that the washer lid be shut before the drive motor runs. Top-load Hotpoint washers with top load will not fill up when the lid is opened. Replace the switch if the lid switch fails to recognize whether the lid is closed.
Change the Hotpoint washer-shifter assembly
The lower part of the gear box houses the switcher assembly, also known as the actuator-in-a top-load washer. The shifter assembly’s motor shifts the drive system’s direction between spin mode and the agitation mode. The movement of the drive system is tracked by a sensor mounted on the shifter. If the sensor, motor or mechanical components of the assembly fail, the washing machine will stop and emits an error message. If the shifting assembly fails, replace it.
Replace the Hotpoint door lock assembly for the washer:
The door lock assembly of a front-load Hotpoint washer includes a safety switch that can tell if the door to the washer is closed or not, as well as a latch and locking mechanism. The door will not lock in the event that any of the parts fail when the door is opened. If a component fails while the door is closed, it will not be able to open. Replace the entire assembly if a component fails.
Replace the Hotpoint washer main control board:
The main electronic control board, sometimes referred to as the mother board regulates the timing and execution of the washer’s component functions. It controls the drain valves and fill valves pumps, as well as the drive motor.
Change the Hotpoint washertimer:
The timer often referred to a cycle selector, is the dial can be used to regulate the cycles of a Hotpoint washing machine using mechanical controls. The timer controls the Hotpoint washer’s cycle from filling up to spin. Replace the timer in the event that it fails to move the washer through its cycles.
Repair or replace the Hotpoint washer drain pump:
The drain pump eliminates water from the Hotpoint washer at the appropriate intervals during the washing process. The pump’s bearing may seize, the seal can fail or the impeller blades might break. The belt that drives belt-driven pump can wear out, and the pulley may shear off. A humming noise during the time that the Hotpoint washer is flooded is an usual sign of a failed pump. Repairing the pump is possible in some cases by clearing the debris off it and replacing the seal or fixing wiring issues. If the pump can’t be repaired or rebuilt, you must replace it.
Replacing the Hotpoint washer motor control board:
The motor control board is a circuit-control device found in a front load Hotpoint washer, which is usually located at the lowest part of the washer near the drive motor. It monitors and controls drive motor speed and direction for the spin and tumble activities during the cycle. If the motor doesn’t run then the motor control panel could need to be replaced.
Replace the Hotpoint washer water-level pressure switch:
The water-level pressure switch measures the level of water in the tub. The washer will not be able to fill correctly if the water level pressure sensor has been damaged. It could not fill completely or overfill, even to the point that it is overflowing. Change the pressure switch if it fails to detect or control the level of water inside the washer.