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Hotpoint washer model HTW200ASK1WW HELP
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Post# 953228   8/17/2017 at 11:52 (281 days old) by Rick2 (Minnesota)        

I just purchased a new Hotpoint washer mfg by GE. I noticed that there is no fill and agate during the rinse cycle, it just spins and sprays some water in.

I've noticed that there is a phone connector on the back of the control panel. Does anyone know if this machine can be hacked?


Post# 953232 , Reply# 1   8/17/2017 at 12:12 (281 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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anything is possible, but that's most likely a port for the tech to hook up for a diagnostic....

but that Spray-Saturate-Spin is all part of the new ECO way of doing things....

does it do this on every cycle?...after watching the vids, apparently so......would be a little time consuming, but I think I would let it run a cycle, and then reset to run a 'tap cold' cycle, and let it run again.....the clothes would definitely be rinsed well

some machines allowed you to choose, Spin-Spray or Deep Rinse.....

you might want to consider something like a Speed Queen that would allow you the options for either one....

Post# 953237 , Reply# 2   8/17/2017 at 13:03 (281 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I can't tell from the video if your machine has a fabric softener option for the rinse cycle. If it does, select the fabric softener option and you will get deep fill rinse.

Post# 953249 , Reply# 3   8/17/2017 at 14:43 (281 days old) by Rick2 (Minnesota)        
Hotpoint washer model HTW200ASK1WW HELP

Well your right. Before I purchased this machine, I thought that I saw on the internet that it did a fill and agitate on the rinse cycle, but I guess not. Unfortunately, this machine does not have the softener dispenser.

I am really disappointed with this machine and I have only had it a few days.


Post# 953250 , Reply# 4   8/17/2017 at 14:53 (281 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

I think if you select the rinse and spin cycle (assuming it has this cycle) you may get a deep rinse. The normal cycle only does a spray's pretty lame...the spray doesn't even hit the clothes. There is a step up model just introduced that has a deep rinse option Htw240....

I have the GE version with the deep rinse option.

Post# 953259 , Reply# 5   8/17/2017 at 16:04 (281 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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where did you purchase your washer? If it was from Lowes or another big box store they very well may allow you to return it and exchange it for a different brand or model. It can't hurt to ask. I used to have a GE TL that I bought in 2012 and it had the fabric softener rinse option which gave a full fill rinse with agitation. If I used it without this option it drained the wash water without a spin then did a partial fill with a brief agitation, then did the final spin. I used it this way a few times and surprisingly the clothes were rinsed pretty well, but with the fabric softener rinse option it performed just like a conventional old time TL.

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Post# 953323 , Reply# 6   8/17/2017 at 22:48 (281 days old) by Rick2 (Minnesota)        
Hotpoint washer model HTW200ASK1WW HELP

Thanks for the help guys. I did purchase it from Lowes. I could go look and see if they have or can get the one with the softener option. That sounds like a better washer.


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