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Hotpoint wd61 washer dryer
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Post# 519324   5/20/2011 at 14:35 (4,805 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Hello. on Wednesday I picked up a Hotpoint wd61. It is a lovely machine for me. The washer came from a local scrapheap and paid a jar of jam for it!!!!! All that was wrong with it was the plastic in the door was smashed and the door seal was a bit spotty.. Yesterday I tried it and it worked like new. It is not replacing anything so I am scratching my head for plans. I have only tried it on the spin as putting it on a dry cycle on a glorious day would be a bit wasteful.

Pic 1- the machine

Post# 519325 , Reply# 1   5/20/2011 at 14:39 (4,805 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Hotpoint wd61

pic 2- another pic of the machine

Post# 519326 , Reply# 2   5/20/2011 at 14:39 (4,805 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        
green with envy!

hay Chris! i love those hotpoint machines! they came out about the same year thet i was born and theese machines re just fab! i want one! lol :P

Post# 519328 , Reply# 3   5/20/2011 at 14:41 (4,805 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Hotpoint wd61

pic 3-money shot

Post# 519329 , Reply# 4   5/20/2011 at 14:43 (4,805 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

i want! LOL!

Post# 519331 , Reply# 5   5/20/2011 at 14:53 (4,805 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
slight correction...

It was _destined_ for the scrap heap - it came from our local wm shop as scrap. We just asked and I was very lucky to get it.

Post# 519449 , Reply# 6   5/21/2011 at 03:03 (4,804 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Hotpoint wd61

the dispepenser came out good but it stank of fairy

Post# 519450 , Reply# 7   5/21/2011 at 03:06 (4,804 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Hotpoint wd61

Dosent the whight knight look small!!

Post# 519451 , Reply# 8   5/21/2011 at 03:09 (4,804 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Hotpoint wd61

I got brave and took the lid off. It looks ok. There are 2 on ebay

Post# 519536 , Reply# 9   5/21/2011 at 16:08 (4,804 days old) by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

My Aunt had a WD22 from 1995. Wonderful that machine was, it was my favourite in the family. Contrary to looks there might be something wrong with it, but if there isn't then what a waste of a well built machine sitting in the scrap. Check the drum for movement, try the dryer etc. Replace the seal and you should be good to go.

Good find, James.

Post# 519619 , Reply# 10   5/22/2011 at 02:32 (4,803 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Yes the door seal will need replacing at somepoint in time but how does the Aquarius wash system work?

Post# 519627 , Reply# 11   5/22/2011 at 05:07 (4,803 days old) by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Something missing

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Hi,good machine for a jar of jam and just as sweet.Looks to have had little use,a spot of bleach and a ascubbing brush should sort out the door seal or cheap enough new of Ebay.Just 1 important thing ,in your photo of the washer with lid off the rear drum restraint spring appears to be missing.There should be spring at the rear of the drum similar to the one at the front,it may have come off in transit so you might find it in the base of the machine somewhere,it should be fitted otherwise dryer duct will rub at the front.Anyway it,s always good to save a washer.Good luck with it Regards Nige.

Post# 519719 , Reply# 12   5/22/2011 at 12:39 (4,803 days old) by ultimafan ()        

That's a good find! It may have ended up on the scrapheap, despite it working due to the owner upgrading and not bothering to put it on eBay, particularly if its drying cycle works (the reason why many washer dryers end up in the junkyard). The only issues are the door seal and lack of a heat shield.

I've had relatives who have had Hotpoint washer dryers (99 series) but I've never seen a Hotpoint like this one on a drying cycle. Could you film it please?


Post# 519741 , Reply# 13   5/22/2011 at 14:54 (4,803 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
I mean

That shows people have more money than sense. I am sorry to say that my camera does not video and I dont want to part with money when the camera I use is very new.

Post# 520948 , Reply# 14   5/28/2011 at 04:29 (4,797 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
A jar of jam, indeed. Congratulations

Since this machine is a Hotpoint, might it need motor brushes? When we found my Creda, brushes were all it needed. Are these machines fairly slow at drying? Does it have an air circulator to move the air around inside the drum or does it just depend on the drum baffles and the tumbling load to move the air around? Thanks.

This post was last edited 05/28/2011 at 04:59
Post# 520978 , Reply# 15   5/28/2011 at 07:48 (4,797 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
I dont actully know,

I tried it on a dry cycle but then started to make weird noises so I am am affraid to say I cannot tell you. The BIG problem is is that it keeps having trips. Any one got a sugestion???

Post# 521593 , Reply# 16   5/31/2011 at 08:57 (4,794 days old) by washerwoman ()        
worth mending?

I inherited one of these at the end of last year. I'm in two minds whether it's worth keeping, as so many things are going wrong on it. On the plus side, each thing seems to be reasonably easily mended. I'm a semi-retired female and I have learned in the last six months to replace the condensor/capacitor, drum spider, drive belt, tighten the concrete weights and now, I think the brushes need replacing as one of them seemed to have got dislodged after the last energetic spin. I've pushed it back in and it is working again, but there is an odd noise from the motor as it spins. Your photo of the top off inspired me to join this forum as that is what mine looks like at the moment!
I would like to know how you managed to get the machine from the dump. Where I live, the dump is well run but try to rescue something and you feel like you are trying to rob the Bank of England!

Post# 521600 , Reply# 17   5/31/2011 at 09:31 (4,794 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

The real story was that I want to be an Eingineer for washing machines so I thought about getting a scrap washer to take apart and get working . However this one actully worked so I thought for a washer that I only payed a jar of jam was a bargan.

What machines do you own and a warm welcome.I own a...
Candy aquamatic 3
Hotpoint wd61
Hotpoint wma 63
Hotpoint wt 960
Seimens varioperfect
Zanussi tc418 X2
Wight Knight sensordry
1965 creda debonair spinner
Bosch loggix dishwasher
Hotpoint aquarius-ultina d/w

Enjoy, Christopher

Post# 521628 , Reply# 18   5/31/2011 at 12:54 (4,794 days old) by markt5004 ()        

Hi Christopher

Just a quick thought regarding the dry cycle. Im not 100% sure but I think to use the dryer it will require cold water to condense so the cold water supply needs to be working when using the dryer. You may already have done this but just thought I would mention it.


Post# 521740 , Reply# 19   6/1/2011 at 02:31 (4,793 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

I haddent already done this as my kit are not plubed in, just the outlet hose in a hole in a wall.

@washer woman
The motor brushes may be burnt out so take the lid off and you can tell this if it is all black inside.Or,the bearings. Can you tell me what sort of noise it is.


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