The humble washing machine is more than a machine. It is a lifesaver. It gives us more time back in our day while at the same time keeping our families clean and healthy. If your washing machine is not working correctly, though, it can be quite stressful.
The reason why your washer keeps repeating the rinse cycle is often something as simple as the command is stuck and the washer needs to be reset. At times, though, the issue could also be more serious such as an electrical issue, a clogged water line, a faulty control board, or a defective timer switch.
How To Fix Hotpoint Washer When It Keeps Repeating The Rinse Cycle
You come back to the washer, ready to put items in the dryer, only to find that the rinse cycle is repeating. Why is this happening?
1. Faulty Water Level Switch
When the water level switch is faulty, the washer drum will continue filling with water. The washer will continue draining the water, repeating the rinse cycle. A qualified Hotpoint technician can safely replace the switch.
2. Clear The Control Board
When the control board becomes overwhelmed, the last cycle in process can become stuck. When this happens, disconnect the Hotpoint washer from its power source for at least 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, restore the power and restart the cycle.
Troubleshooting Tips For When Hotpoint Washer Keeps Repeating The Rinse Cycle
There are a variety of reasons why a washing machine gets stuck on the rinse cycle. However, this article will discuss 9 common reasons this is happening.
1. Oversized Load
The first place to start troubleshooting issues with a washer that is stuck in the rinse cycle is to check the load inside the washer drum.
When the drum is overloaded, there is not enough room inside for the amount of water needed. The washing machine will become stuck in the rinse cycle because it is waiting for water to enter the drum.
Only fill the washer drum three-quarters full. This will allow the items inside to be evenly distributed and for an adequate amount of water to be used.
The timer on the washing machine does more than control the length of time laundry is in the washer. It is also connected to each individual cycle. Once a cycle has reached the end of its set time, the timer moves forward so that the next cycle can begin.
The timer can become damaged by the continual buildup of soot and grime from the electrical heat produced each time the washer is in use. When the buildup coats the timer’s electrical board, the timer will no longer be able to communicate with the control board, signaling for the next cycle to begin.
3. Clogged Drain Hose
The drain hose is simple enough to understand. It allows water inside the washer drum to drain out. If the hose is clogged, blocked, or kinked, water will not be able to drain out and the washer will stop mid-cycle.
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Readjust the drain hose so it is not pinched. If there is a clog, blowing air through the line will clear the blockage and everything will flow properly again.
4. Faulty Water Level Switch
The water level switch monitors the amount of water inside the washing machine. Should the water level get too high, the switch will automatically turn off the water. If the switch is faulty, it will not detect the water level and the washing machine will continue to drain and rinse repeatedly.
5. Faulty Wiring
The washing machine depends on clear electrical communication. When the electrical signals are interrupted, the machine can stop working correctly. For example, if the signals between the timer and control board are loose, the machine can become stuck on the rinse cycle.
Pinpointing whether the issue is electrical in nature can be dangerous. You can use a multimeter tool to test the connections for continuity. If you are not experienced with electrical components, it is best to hire a professional to safely diagnose the issue.
6. Defective Control Board
The control board is best described as the brain of the washing machine. The control board communicates with each component of the washing machine, sending and receiving electrical signals. If the control board is not working correctly, every aspect of the machine is affected.
Oftentimes warning signs from the control board are seen weeks in advance. If you noticed other problems with wash cycles starting and stopping, this is a sign the control board is shorting out.
Sometimes you see visible signs of damage to the control board. Any signs of scorching, rust, or damaged wiring are a clear sign the control board needs to be replaced.
Other times, diagnosing an issue with the control board requires time and patience. The easiest and safest way to test the control board is with a multimeter tool. If continuity is not detected, the control board is not receiving any electrical signals and needs to be replaced.
7. Water Inlet Valve
The rinse cycle is heavily dependent on water. If water is not able to enter the washer drum, the rinse cycle will routinely stop because it is sensing that the water level is too low.
The water valve can be affected by a few things. The most common is if the valve is not open fully. If your washing machine was recently installed, inspect both hot and cold water valves to make sure they are open.
Another possibility is if the valve is blocked or clogged. If you live in an area with hard water, the buildup of mineral deposits can cause the valve to become clogged. There are a variety of lime-scale removal products that can dissolve the mineral buildup but it is often more efficient to simply replace the water valve altogether.
8. Blocked Water Screen
Between the inlet valve and the washer connection is a small screen that prevents dirt and other debris from entering the washing machine. Over time this screen can become covered in debris or hard water deposits.
The screen will be the first-place hard water buildup will show its face. If the screen has buildup, you can soak the screen in a cleaner that will remove the deposits, but it is also a warning sign that your pipes and valves are in danger of becoming clogged as well.
9. Interrupted Power
The washing machine requires a steady supply of electricity to work effectively. Any interruption in that power supply can cause the washing machine’s control board to become stuck, repeating the last cycle that was in process.
One common cause for an interruption in power is If the power cord to the washing machine has come loose from the outlet. Another common cause is a power outage or power surge.
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9 Reasons Why Hotpoint Washer Is Stuck On The Rinse Cycle
Is your washing machine repeating the rinse cycle? Here are three things you can try to fix the problem.
1. Inspect The Washer Door
The washer door must be securely latched closed before each cycle can begin. If the door is misaligned or not closed properly, the cycle can become stuck until the problem is fixed. Open and close the door to ensure it is securely closed.
2. Reset The Washing Machine
A power outage or surge in power can overwhelm the control board, causing the last cycle in process to become stuck. Disconnect the washing machine from its power source for at least 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, restart the cycle.
3. Replace The Timer
A defective timer will prevent the control board from receiving the signal to transition to the next cycle. Use a multimeter tool to test the timer for continuity. If there is no continuity, the timer is defective and needs to be replaced.
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