My washing machine , a hotpoint wdd960 , wont stop filling with water , i had problem since the frosty weather when water froze. i have took top of machine and all electrics are soaked, it is 3 years old . is it worth trying to save it ? and what could cause this problem of not shutting of water ! thanx colin


problem could be the pressure stat which is a switch which detects water level or the pipe leading up to this switch or the air chamber the pipe goes to.
take top off. locate the pressure switch - has a small diameter pipe going to it. remove pipe and fit a similiar one. put on fill and pressurise this pipe by mouth and water fill should stop. if it doesn't, then switch is faulty.
if this is ok, examine carefully the small diameter pipe for splits and blockage. also check the air chamber for build up of gunge

The Water Inlet Valve on your washing machine is used to fill the tub with cold, warm or hot water for the wash and rinse cycles. The valve is operated by electric solenoids that are controlled by the timer or electronic control board and the water level control/water level selector switch or pressure switch. If your washer continues to fill during a cycle, the water inlet valve could be at fault. To verify that the valve is at fault, unplug the washer when the symptom occurs. If the washer continues to fill, then the water inlet valve is defective. If the washer stops filling, then the problem is related to the electrical circuit that controls the valve.

This is a common problem. There is a build up of grime in the hidden crevices of the machine. To help resolve this problem, put a cup and a half of good dishwashing power in the machine and then place it on HOT full capacity. Then place fill the fabric softener with bleach. Run the unit half of the wash cycle and then stop it and allow it to soak for 15 minutes. Then allow it to finish the cycle. Repeat this process once a week for 3 weeks. Also you may want to stop using fabric softener if you are using it. The softener acts like a surfactant and adheres to the upper crevices of the machine. After a while bacteria starts to build. The bacteria varies in composition; but a very little known bacteria thrive in these humid areas and gives off the odor you described. The bacteria is commonly known as SRB’s. Here is some more information on this subject. http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/articles/QandA/OTsp00_Q_A.pdf Best o Luck :?) DRRXR

f05 means blockage and cannot drain-switch off at mains to reset error-turn to drain if pump runs but dont drain filter in sump blocked/if no pump action then somthing is jammed inn pump

Sounds like a timer switch malfunction.

You will find at the drum bottom there is a 5mm pipe leading to the water censor remove it and blow gently into it you should hear a click and one when you release the air this means that the censor is ok but the small pipe where you took the pipe from is blocked not allowing the air pressure to build up to tell the controller that water is full enough to continue to the next cycle clean out the small pipe with a pipe cleaner, dry the parts of the machine with a hair dryer eric


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