I have a Hotpoint WMA35 washing machine which has a habit of leaking water
from the soap dispenser. Whenever this happens the part of the soap tray
which holds the fabric conditioner is full of water. It overflows and
trickles down the front of the machine and creates big puddle on the
laminate. It's getting to the stage where I am putting kitchen towel under
the machine to absorb the water before putting the washing machine on.
Anyone any ideas?
When something similar happened to my Hoover machine it was, as the OP
suggested, a blocked siphon.
Don't know if the Hotpoint has the same mechanism, but on the Hoover the
siphon is a plastic vertical post in the centre of the conditioner
compartment which is actually a sleeve over a hollow post.. Pulling the
sleeve off showed the hollow post was full off congealed gunge. Flushed it
out, put the sleeve back on and it then emptied OK.
With the soap tray out far enough to see the fabric conditioner chamber, if
you pour water into the fabric conditioner chamber it should siphon out as
soon as the water level is high enough. If it isn't siphoning out, and the
siphon tube isn't blocked, and there is no detergent gunge anywhere that
could account for the leak, then I would check with a spirit level that the
machine is level, and not tilting forwards. I had a similar problem with a
Whirlpool washing machine and raising the front two adjustable feet slightly
fixed the problem. Have you checked that the fabric conditioner siphon tube
is positioned correctly and the tube that drains water from the detergent
chamber into the drum isn't blocked?
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