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Hotpoint wm52 washing machine

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by stuart.law, 30 Nov 2006.

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    How do you remove the heating element,have machine unpluged,safe to work on, front of machine removed nut behined earth pin removed to element ,which will now move back and forth now but will not come out becase or rubber back plate inside
     
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    Gently lever left side then right side until element pops out. white goods techs are equipped with an axe type tool with a narrow pointed end to lever the elemnt out specially designed for this purpose.
     
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    i never had one, i always pulled it out
     
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    There you go breezer I was actually wrongly issued with two. I could have give you one
     
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    but did you ever work for hp?
     
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    No sir, but serviced a range of hotpoint machines however if stuart.law is still having problems it may be the inner seal of the element has not decompressed if thats the case, screw the nut back onto the fixed threaded bolt just enough to be flush with the end of the bolt then gently tap the bolt and nut. this will decompress the inside part of the element seal which should make removal easier.
     
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    took off front of drum fitted properly then.,element was ok and termo couple.
    But still have problem with machine stopping .
    1 have checked motor brushes are good.
    2 cleaned out water pump working well
    3 water pessure switch seems to change over when sucktion appied
    Program timer just stops part way though cylce ?????has this failed
    Stuart
     
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    3, blow, dont suck.

    it works by the water compressing the air in the bannana, not a vacuum, hence my blow comment
     
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    At what point in the programme does the machine stop. If it is at the rinse/spin part of the cycle then it usually indicates motor brushes
     
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    Machine has just done complete wash,Thanks for your help.
    Have not done a lot of fault dignoises on wahing machines this machine is over 6 years old and never had top off.not sure what was happening ,you helped me think it trough
    Quote If it is at the rinse/spin part of the cycle then it usually indicates motor brushes
    proberly was brushes but when i looked at them first time looked ok cleaned motor out refitted again working now,might play up again but will renew brushes thanks again to all who helped
     
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