If your Hotpoint washing machine is stuck on the 1-minute mark and not progressing further, there could be a few potential reasons for this issue:
- Unbalanced load: The washing machine may have detected an unbalanced load, which can prevent it from completing the cycle. This is a safety feature designed to protect the machine from damage. Check if the load inside the machine is distributed evenly and adjust it if necessary. Try redistributing the clothes and restarting the cycle.
- Drainage or water supply issues: A problem with the drainage system or water supply can cause the washing machine to get stuck at 1 minute. Inspect the drainage hose for any clogs or kinks that might be obstructing the flow of water. Also, ensure that the water supply to the machine is not interrupted.
- Sensor or timer malfunction: There might be an issue with the sensor or timer of the washing machine, causing it to inaccurately display the remaining time. Electrical or electronic faults can sometimes cause this problem. In such cases, it is recommended to contact a professional technician or the manufacturer for assistance.
Here are some steps you can take to resolve the issue:
- Power off and unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet for a few minutes. This can help reset the machine’s internal settings.
- Check the load inside the machine and ensure it is balanced. Rearrange the clothes if necessary.
- Verify that the drainage hose is not clogged or kinked. Clear any obstructions if found.
- Examine the water supply to ensure there are no interruptions. Make sure the water valves are fully open.
- If none of the above steps resolve the problem, consult the user manual for troubleshooting suggestions specific to your Hotpoint washing machine model. Alternatively, get in touch with Hotpoint customer support or a qualified technician for further assistance.
Remember, working with electrical appliances can be dangerous, so if you are not comfortable or experienced with troubleshooting such issues, it’s always best to seek professional help to avoid any potential risks.