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How to Troubleshoot a Hotpoint Aquarius Washing Machine

Updated February 21, 2017

Hotpoint washing machines are dependable, economical, and easy to operate, but every home appliance can develop a kink or a glitch occasionally. Often, it is just as simple as wiping clean parts that move water or detergent because the Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine model is as simple to troubleshoot as it is to operate.

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  1. Examine the inside of your Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine washer barrel carefully to be sure someone removed the transit bolts that held it in place during shipping

  2. Check all of the pockets in laundry before loading the machine to avoid releasing coins and other loose objects into the washer.

  3. Move the Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine to a more level surface or adjust the heights of the stabilising feet on the bottom of the unit.

  4. Turn the dial of your Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine that indicates variable spin speed to allow spin-drying.

  5. Set the spin speed dial to the proper setting for the type of material you are washing.

  6. Distribute the laundry evenly in the washer's barrel.

  7. Remove the washer's electrical plug, wait for two minutes, and reinsert the plug firmly in its socket if the washer isn't running. Use another electrical source if necessary.

  8. Check that the lid of your Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine is completely closed with no obstruction.

  9. Look in your home's electrical box to make certain that the fuse hasn't blown and the circuit breaker switch is in an upright position. Replace fuse or flip up the switch.

  10. Straighten the drain hose, or, relocate it if the outlet for the drain is higher than eight inches above the floor, if water is not draining.

  11. Look inside of both ends (water in and water out) of the hoses to be sure that the water has a clear avenue. Re-secure them completely after this check.

  12. Press the button marked Rinse Hold to allow the machine to exercise this function.

  13. Secure all of the hoses of your Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine if water is leaking during every load.

  14. Reread the labels on the detergent and additives bins. Be sure that you are filling them with the correct products and amounts, and the boxes are fully closed to prevent clogging that will not allow the cleansers to dispense and causes water to overflow

  15. Reduce the pressure of the water coming into the machine by turning the connected faucets clockwise. Readjust to a middle setting if this causes the program to take too long.

  16. Check that the placement of the unit allows it to be level and move it if necessary.

  17. Tip

    Remove the dispenser bins occasionally to rinse them with warm water and scrub them with a cleaning brush to aid proper dispensing at the correct cycle point. Secure loose items like belts and strings, and close zippers to avoid tangled clothing.


    Bleach cannot be stored in its bin the machine for future use, and will dispense at the next load. Overloading the machine can stand in the way of a thorough washing, and could cause damage to both your laundry and the washing machine. Wash brassieres with underwire structures in a mesh washing bag or pillow case to be sure that the wire does not come out and damage the machine or the rest of the laundry.

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Things You'll Need

  • Owner's manual

About the Author

Aryeh Raphael has a degree in journalism and has worked with Fortune 1000 companies helping them to increase their online brand exposure through innovative website design, content creation, advertising and marketing. Additionally, Raphael is a writer for a slew of high-traffic blogs, including eHow and Tech Crunch.

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