Hotpoint washing machines are hugely popular, and there is a range of different models available.
Although every model is unique, the features and programmes in any Hotpoint washer are similar, and they’re all easy to operate.
Referring to Your Instruction Manual
Hotpoint provides a detailed user manual with all of their washing machines that you can refer to if you’re unsure how to effectively use your appliance after reading this guide.
In the user manual, you’ll find instructions on each feature and type of cycle your washer has and how to choose them appropriately.
It will also detail the best detergents to use when running your clothes through a wash cycle and how to care for your appliance properly.
Operating Your Hotpoint Washer
As with all washing machines, Hotpoint washers have a control panel where you can select your programme settings for a particular wash cycle.
Using the Control Panel
You can press the buttons or symbols on the control panel when you turn your machine on using the power button.
Of course, the appliance also needs to be plugged into the main electrical supply in your home to work!
Using the Selection Knob
Some washing machines have a selection knob that you turn to choose a preset wash programme.
You may also be able to choose additional wash options, such as prewash, rinse and spin, extra rinse, and easy iron.
Once you’ve chosen your desired settings, you’ll need to press the start/pause button to begin the cycle.
Loading Hotpoint Washing Machines Appropriately
To load clothes into the drum of your washer, you’ll need to release the door latch by carefully pulling the door handle. Add your laundry to the drum and ensure you don’t overload it.
You can find details on the maximum drum capacity in kilograms by looking at your instruction manual.
You may only be able to use half of the maximum drum capacity with some wash programmes, so it’s important to pay attention to the guidelines.
Always check the labels on every garment to ensure that it is suitable for machine washing. You should also separate colours, blacks, and whites, as much as possible to avoid ruining your clothes.
Adding Detergent to Your Hotpoint Washer
Most Hotpoint washing machines accept a variety of both powder and liquid detergents.
Adding Liquid Detergent to The Dispenser Drawer
Most Hotpoint washing machines have a drawer at the top left-hand corner of the appliance.
Before you start a cycle, you’ll need to add the right amount of detergent to the dispenser.
With the right amount of detergent and fabric softener, your clothes will come out of the washer free of stains and dirt.
Generally, the following volume of detergents are appropriate for the corresponding load in kilograms:
- 35 mls for 4 – 5 kg of laundry
- 55 mls for 6-8 kg
- 70 mls for 9 kg or more
However, your user guide will specify the appropriate amount of detergent for a particular washing programme in your model.
It’s essential that you don’t use too much detergent, as this can cause excess foam production and could damage your appliance and the laundry load inside it!
Using Powder Detergent in Your Washer
If you’re using a powder detergent to wash your laundry, use two tablespoons for a small wash load, four tablespoons for a medium load, and six tablespoons for a large amount of laundry.
When to Add Detergent
It’s best to add the powder or liquid to your washing machine before you fill the drum with clothes.
When you begin the selected wash cycle, your appliance will automatically dispense the detergent at regular intervals during the wash cycle to remove dirt and stains from your laundry.
Using Bleach in Your Appliance
It’s okay to use bleach in washing machines but you should only do so when you are washing white or light-coloured fabrics.
Using bleach to wash dark-coloured clothing and bedding can cause the items to fade or might cause blotches to appear on the fabrics.
Hopefully, this guide has given you confidence in using your Hotpoint washing machine.
It may take a little while to familiarise yourself with all the different symbols and settings on your appliance. However, once you have gotten the hang of how your washer works, you can enjoy everything that it has to offer.