I had a problem with a Hotpoint Dishwasher (Model 7810W), which I
traced to a leaking drain pump. No problem there: I successfully
replaced the drain pump, but in doing so, I have managed to disconnect
a wire! I am suspecting that this is responsible for the fact that the
dishwasher will not now go through a cycle without stopping several
times. By advancing the control knob, it's possible to restart the
cycle, and the machine does ultimately end up completing a wash
satisfactorily (and without leaking!), but this is clearly a problem...
There were two wires going to the pump, one of which had a plastic
shield around the plug (which I'm assuming was probably the live
connection); the other wire was a straightforward spade connector, but
with TWO wires coming from it. One of these goes into a wiring loom
that appears to head into the door: the other wire, which is the one
I've managed to pull out from somewhere, is about 10cm long. I can't
see anywhere obvious it should have gone to - the nearest
likely-looking point is some kind of sensor mounted underneath the
bottom of the dishwasher tub, which has two wires going to it, via
spade connectors. There's no obvious signs of there having been another
wire going into either of those connectors, although one of them looks
like a possible.
Does anyone have a wiring diagram, or a working one of these machines,
and can tell me where that second wire should go?