What to do when the Hotpoint Aquarius FLD570 does not heat the water and does not dry.
Repair:The new unit is only the shell. You will need to remove the top and inner rotor and fit to the new unit. Place the old unit into a vice or similar that will clamp the unit securely without warping it. IMPORTANT: Note the location of the base holding bracket in relation to the pipes on the body. Look at the lugs at the top and use a small piece of wood and a hammer and tap the top round to clear the lugs. Pull the top off and remove the rotor .You may want to give it a wash now. Mine was out of action for a while and the stuff inside stunk! Put the rotor in the new body. Note it has a locating peg to make sure it is seated properly. Put the new rubber O ring supplied with the body in place. Locate the top in the correct position (as noted previously)If like me you didn’t note the position, you will now need to take the unit and top back to the machine and line the pipes up and the bottom bracket. Now you know which lugs to usePush the top down firmly and evenly over the new O-ring. You can do this with your fingers being careful not to bend the terminal wires on the new body.With the new pump body secured in a clamp or similar, tap the lid round to lock it back on the lugs.
Re-assemblyAs with the best of car manuals, this is the reverse of removal. Things to note:1, There should be 3 wires attached to the pump – pump, heater and earth2, The pipes used are soft rubber so don’t overdo it when tightening the new hose clips3, Ensure you reattach the bottom flood sensor, otherwise you will get lots of flashing lights when you turn the machine on.4, Don’t forget to attach the water inlet pipe and turn it on, plug power back in, and importantly, reconnect the waste pipe!5, Test it before you push the unit back in.6, Feed the pipes back carefully and slowly as the unit is returned to its original location, so that nothing gets kinked or trapped.