Hotpoint wf340 Bizzare fault!!

8 Nov 2007
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United Kingdom

My hotpoint wf340 only seems to work when there's no washing in it. If i put any clothes in the drum it fails near the end of the wash with the rinse hold light flashing. However if remove all the clothes washer works fine. did a bit of googling and have cleaned the pump of coins and have soldered a new capicator on the main pcb (c17). I'm suspecting either belt or possibly carbon brushes on the motor can anyone help?????


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You should check the brushes for wear but if they are OK there may be a fault in the motor windings which is reducing it's torque output.
Thanks for the quick response, washers 5 years old would that be about right for brushes??
Yes, the older Hotpoints with the motor on the top used to wear out their small brushes in about 2 years but the bigger brushes on your machine tend to last about 5 years.
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What number light is rinse hold 123 or 4 then go by the chart on error codes
quick update, it's light number 3. removed carbon brushes they seemed ok, then checked the motor and one of the cables had sheared off, re-crimped it back into the block and it's doen 1 wash so far so fingers crossed!

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