A blocked pressure system on a washing machine can result in various different symptoms. Before deciding to fixing this fault you need to have correctly diagnosed it. It’s not something to speculatively do in the hope that it will fix the fault because the pressure system isn’t always easy to get to and all symptoms have other potential causes.
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There are several error codes on Hotpoint Aquarius washing machines that are indicated by flashing lights. These are just basic ones from models WMA30, WMA31, WMA32 & WMA33 although they may be the same for other Hotpoint Aquarius models using led lights. Aquarius models with a proper digital display should indicate error codes in a more sophisticated manner using actual text such as F1.
All drum sizes are not equal
Before looking into different drum capacities, an important point is that you can’t necessarily assume that they are all the same. If you take a dozen washing machines with the same drum capacity you would think you could fit in exactly the same amount of laundry in them all. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. One manufacturer’s 7Kg drum may have a smaller or larger capacity than another’s. My understanding is that they don’t all use the exact same criteria for deciding drum sizes in washing machines.
Washing machine drum sizes were the same for decades, but now we have several to choose from. You would think the biggest is the best, but not necessarily. Back in 1976 when I first started repairing washing machines, all the drums were about 4 ½ kg. By today’s standards they were painfully small.
See the main article on holes in clothes and possible causes
Holes in cottons
The damage in these clothes looks different to the holes described by many others. These holes are more tears or cuts, and it looks like the fabric has been forced through something and cleanly cut. The description of the problem was as follows – (Blue card used to make holes stand out)