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The Dryer won't start. Power light just flashes red on and off
There are too many problems that it could be, anything from the Button going bad, to the Door Shut Switch being defective, to the Motor, Relay inside the circuit board, to loose wire during the move, and the list goes on and on. Unless you can test each component that sends the START signal, nobody will be able to assist you with the information you have provided.
on Mar 01, 2014
Can not drain water/dry clothes
Hi Mark from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
on Sep 14, 2011
Should you replace a 2010 miccrowave hotpoint that smells hot
It depends on the reason for the hot smell - discovering this would mean a trip to the service shop and weighing the cost of that against a replacement microwave.
Unless your Hotpoint is something special, it is likely a replacement would make sense.
It is wise to periodically measure the power output of a microwave oven by timing the boiling of a measured quantity of water when it is young. When or if the time has extended more than about 10% it is time to think about service or replacement. It is also important to keep the inside of the cabinet clean and all the air vents clear.
on Mar 25, 2019
Hotpoint aquarius fault code f 05
- F05 - Pressure switch jammed on full
- Thing to do check pump is not blocked and clear it then reset machine by unplugging for 5 mins and plug back in if still gets error F 05 then you need a repair call out. hope this helps.
on Mar 19, 2019
How to remove hotpoint washer agitator
Using your belt, slip it under the agitator. Give a very hard yank and the agitator will pop up and off. DO NOT HAVE YOUR FACE OVER THE AGITATOR WHEN YOU PULL ON IT. It can pop up with force, and end up breaking your nose! So be careful!
on Mar 15, 2019
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