How to Reset Hotpoint Washing Machine

How to Reset Hotpoint Washing Machine

During your use of a Hotpoint washing machine, you may need to reset the washing machine. This is usually the case when you think that the settings are no longer working the way they should. For example, if the washing time or the water temperature you set does not work, then you may need to reset the washing machine.

But how do you go about resetting the machine? And are there other implications to consider when thinking about resetting your Hotpoint washing machine?

Let’s take a deep dive and find out all you need to know about resetting a Hotpoint washing machine of any model.

How To Reset Hotpoint Washing Machine

When you talk about resetting a Hotpoint washing machine, one thing you need to bear in mind is that there are no factory settings to reset to. Hotpoint washing machines do not have permanent programming that you can reset. So, we are not talking about resetting to factory settings.

Therefore, resetting in the Hotpoint context means removing the current washing settings that you have made on the Hotpoint washing machine, so that you can make new washing settings on the device.

However, the process must be thorough in order to properly remove not only the current settings, but also any bugs that may be affecting the machine and causing it to not function properly.

So, follow the steps below to reset your Hotpoint washing machine and get it working properly again.

  1. Press the power button on the Hotpoint washing machine to turn it off electronically. Wait until the washing machine is completely powered off and there are no light indicators on it
  2. Unplug the washing machine from power supply. The first step above was to turn off the machine electronically. This second step is to turn off the machine electrically. This will ensure that no electrical charge is supplied to the machine. When there is electrical charge in the machine, some of the current settings may remain saved on the machine and the reset will not be thorough.
  3. Wait 30 minutes. The reason for this is simply to allow all the components in the machine to cool down just in case some of the bugs were caused by excess heat.
  4. Press and hold the power button on the Hotpoint washing machine for a full 30 seconds. What this does is to discharge any residual electrical charge that may remain on the machine.
  5. Now plug the machine back into power supply and then press the power button on the Hotpoint washing machine to turn it on

By completing these processes, you have fully reset the Hotpoint washing machine and removed any previous wash configurations that you made on it. The reset also allows you to clear any minor bugs and glitches that may have caused the Machine to not function properly.

However, you should note that resetting the Hotpoint washing machine will not resolve every issue. There are issues that require you to perform specific actions in order to resolve them. I will present some examples below:

1. The Hotpoint Washing Machine Is Stopping Mid Cycle

If your Hotpoint washing machine is stopping mid cycle, then the first thing you need to do is check that your cold water supply is on. When the cold water supply is off, the appliance will fail to fill on the rinse cycle, which will in turn result in the machine stopping mid cycle.

If you are using a newer Hotpoint washing machine, you can easily tell that this is the cause by a tap symbol or a flashing light indicator which advises that there is a water supply issue.

Another common cause of the washing machine stopping mid cycle is if the drain hose is not positioned at the correct height. For this, refer to your instruction manual on how to position the drain hose correctly. The instruction manual can be found taped on the inside of the washing machine if you lift it just slightly.

2. Noisy Or Unstable Hotpoint Washing Machine

If your Hotpoint washing machine is unstable during a wash, rinse, or spin, or if it appears to be noisy when using it for the first time, then it is possible that you have not installed it properly.

You need to ensure that the protective brackets or bolts that were used to secure the machine during transportation have all been removed before using your washing machine.

3. Hotpoint Washing Machine Is Leaking

The first thing you should do is to thoroughly check the fill hose, drain hose, and mains plumbing for leaks. Make sure that they are all secure.

It is also possible that the leak is from your detergent dispenser, which can be caused by excessive water pressure or by the washing machine not being levelled properly during installation. If it is not levelled properly, you can raise the front of the washing machine by adjusting the feet at the front of the machine.

4. A Light Is Flashing On The Hotpoint Washing Machine.

The newer Hotpoint washing machines have several indicator lights which flash to indicate a possible fault. The most common fault indicators are:

  1. Wash light flashing – this indicates that your programme dial has been moved from its original position. Simply return the wash dial to its original position to stop the flashing and restore the light to its original status.
  2. Pre wash light flashing – this indicates that the Hotpoint washing machine is failing to fill correctly. Check your fill hoses to make sure that they are turned on correctly. Also check for any blockages, leaks, or kinks in the fill hose pipe.
  3. Spin light flashing – this indicates that the Hotpoint washing machine has detected the wash load to be excessive or unbalanced. Remove some clothes and redistribute the clothes evenly across the spin chamber, and then retry the spin cycle.
  4. End light flashing – this indicates that the washing machine has completed a wash cycle. If the wash, rinse, and spin function lights all flash at the same time, this indicates a possible blockage either in your filter or drain pipe. Check your user manual for assistance. If you can’t find your user manual, you can download it on this Hotpoint user manual official website. Simply enter the first 5 digits of your appliance’s serial number or 12NC on the search bar to find the manual for your Hotpoint washing machine.


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