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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
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Hotpoint Aquarius washer/dryer WDL520 Only done 1 wash

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Hotpoint Aquarius washer/dryer WDL520
Only done 1 wash before. Clothes still soaking wet, door will not open. When the wash is on all the lights flash. Tried turning off power still can't open door. Help!!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me which lights are lit on the right side of the fascia (the lights going from top to bottom)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Service request sent

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lights on are end-green and lock key-red
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still unable to open door
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

A phone call was requested.. Do you still want that service?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thanks
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Ok...

Is there water still in the tub?

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Is there any water still in the tub?

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I need to go.. But you can leave me a message when you are ready to continue and get the answers to your locked door and getting your appliance working again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Ok, first you will need to rid the appliance of the water in the tub.. This will allow the door to open.

There are two ways of doing this:

  1. Take the drain hose and lower it to floor level... This will drain the water in to whatever receptacle you have waiting for it.
  2. Remove the front lower kick-plate and unscrew the filter cover slowly with a tray underneath it to catch water that is expelled. Turn until water comes out, then stop turning. Close again to stop the water whilst you empty the receptacle.

Then come back to me once this is done

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hose not accessible unable to pull out washing machine
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Then use version two:

Remove the front lower kick-plate and unscrew the filter cover slowly with a tray underneath it to catch water that is expelled. Turn until water comes out, then stop turning. Close again to stop the water whilst you empty the receptacle.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am but not enough room to get anything under it to catch the water! Doing it but slowly
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Put plenty of towels around the area. This does take time but you will get there eventually.

Leave me a message when you have finished doing that

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Finished
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can open door now. Tried pump out cycle but machine isn't pumping out just makes a noise
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Ok.. now that there is no water in the appliance, with the filter off, put the appliance onto a drain cycle and watch the impeller.. Does it spin?

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No problem George..washing machine is working for now!
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

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