Already posting here re- fridge/freezer drain problem, but I have a hotpoint
WM32 Aquarious washer with a suspect pump operation.
I recently cleaned out the pump and renewed the drain hose (full of scale)
due to the washer not draining fully draining, and that curred that, but now
4 weeks later the repetative "suction" noise of the pump goes on much longer
than it did previously.
It does still do the wash/spin OK,but takes longer...My wife has just
started using a recommended scale inhibiter (calgon), due to the "hard"
water we have here.No leaks.
any ideas please?
There is usually a filter in the 'tank to pump' hose, probably got a
small item of clothing in it, check that first.
Calgon is a waste of money in my opinion, the adverts seem designed to
try and scare people into buying it, and I have never known a heater, or
any other component fail from having limescale on it.
It is the hose that goes down from the tank to the pump, the hose from
the pump to the drain is the outlet hose.
If the outlet hose is connected to the U bend of the sink, also check
there are no obstructions in the connector at the U bend.
Can the tank be removed safely by releasing the large hose clip...it is
connected to a thin transparent tube leading to a "unit" at top of washer
Is there a filter...anyone know please.?
Can I remove the thin tube held on by cable tie to the tank, without
disturbing any vacum settings.?
There are numerous variations on how hoses are connected to the pump,
and it is usually only when you see them in situ that the easiest way to
remove them can be assessed. Do not lay the machine on its side, or tip
it over, to make working on it easier as this could result in further
problems. You seem to be asking too many questions, both with the
fridge, and the washer, which leads me to doubt if you are really cut
out to do this type of work. I appreciate the need to ask questions if
someone is not sure of what they are doing, but when too many questions
are asked on what should really be basic tasks, then perhaps it might be
best to call in a local service engineer, (who should be a lot cheaper
than calling out the manufacturers engineers). If you can find a good
engineer that does both refrigeration and washing machines, he should be
able to clear the blockage in the fridge whilst he is writing out the
receipt for working on the washing machine.
Unless you're doing hot washes, washing machines don't heat the
water enough to drop out the limescale. What you might find is
that the Calgon disolves away solids in other places which are
actually forming seals, e.g. around the drum seal which is
probably now hard and less flexible than when new.
Also, don't use sulphamic acid descalers in washing machines
with GRP drums (many Hotpoints have GRP outer drums).
Sulphamic acid makes the resin in GRP go brittle.
(I've no idea what descaler is in Calgon.)
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