20 Most Recent Hotpoint WMA76 Front Load Washer Questions & Answers

Most likely a motor control issue or possibly the motor itself

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Oct 31, 2017

hi you can try disconecting wires from presure switch then putting them back see if this helps

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Feb 13, 2014

Please adjust Spin timer and checked that only spin is working or not

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Oct 17, 2013

Regardless of the age, I'll be honest with you. Any company, even the ones that have a really low overhead, are going to charge you an arm and a leg to do that repair. It's very time consuming, the parts are not that cheap and it is a pain to do. The average price for a bearing kit repair runs easily at minimun $400 dollars. Then you have the problem with making sure you get a tech that actually knows what they are doing. The only reason I can perform this job is because I worked for a whirlpool warranty company and the customers weren't liable for repair. In other words, its cheaper, and less stressful to just get a new machine.

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Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on May 18, 2012


Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Jan 27, 2012

The timer will add on time if the water is cold or the heating element is taking too much time to heat the water. Check both inlet water screens in the back of the unit (clean as necessary) and.... do a continuity test on the heating element with the power secured / OFF. If the heating element is open you will most likely experience the symptom you currently have. Stokes AU can get your parts: http://www.stokesap.com.au

FYI if you can find a GE Appliance dealer they also work on Hotpoint. (Other than the name they are pretty much the same unit)
It appears the only GE dealer is in AU here:
Andi-co Australia ' www.andico.com.au They would also be a source for parts.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011

I have the same problem, did you manage to resolve yours?

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Methinks you could do with a manual- for all eventualities!
You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make) washer manual' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can either download for free or have to pay a nominal amount. During the process you will be asked for the actual model number!
You could also try the manufacturer's web site direct.

If this has assisted you please score accordingly.
Thanks and good luck!
John C.

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011

Make sure door mechanism is working at fine. So next is to check whether the motor tumbles both directions.
The spin bearing might be a problem, but normally you'd hear a problem here first. Have you heard any freight trains passing through the house in the spin cycle?
One thing to check for this problem is the spin speed switch. If the spin speed switch is bad then the control won't know how fast to spin, and so it will just not spin at all.
The drain pump must be draining all the water out. If the water doesn't drain out then the pressure switch won't read empty and that might prevent a spin cycle.

I hope this helps.


Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

Hi from retired Englishman in France (it's 21:29!),

If your washer has 2 pipes for feeding water then one is for hot and the other is for cold naturally.
All washing machines have a water heating element in them- in case any hot water supply is not hot enough for its wash.
If you only have a cold tap you will need to purchase a 'Y' connector. This screws onto the cold tap supply (single end) and the hot and cold feed pipes connected to the washer screw onto the other two ends. The machine will now be fooled into thinking it has two separate feeds!
The machine opens the valve for the 'hot' water supply (which of course is cold) and the heats it up to the required temperature for the wash cycle. Afterwards, when the machine requires cold water for rinsing, it opens up the 'cold' supply (which is the same supply as for the hot water!) and is happy.

Hope this answers your question.

John C

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

Remove drain outlet hose from point where it discharges into waste pipe, and lay the hose down into a bucket or bowl, this should let the water syphon out, enabling you to open the door.

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

Try this procedure.
Hold child lock button down for 4 seconds.
You should hear beeping sound, and child lock safe light should go off.
If it does not work, then try it again.
Please rate my solution.

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

Apologies - I don't have a solution but I do have exactly the same issue and wondered if you'd found the cause since it's been three months since you posted?

Hotpoint WMA76... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

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